Dec 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio poses with the Leishman Trophy at press conference for the 100th Rose Bowl at LA Hotel Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State, head coach Mark Dantonio agree to new deal prior to Rose Bowl


Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has done a fantastic job again in 2013 with this Spartans. They’re firmly cemented into today’s 100th edition of the Rose Bowl against the Stanford Cardinal in Pasadena, their first appearance in the game since the 1988 season.

Consistently, year in and year out, Dantonio has had Michigan State on the cusp of achieving the biggest prize of any Big Ten team, aside from winning a national title of course.

Now, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad, prior to this game against Stanford, Dantonio and his coaching staff were given new deals that will make them the third highest-paid group in the entire conference.

 

At the moment, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is the highest paid coach in the Big Ten, at just a little over $4 million per year, and Michigan’s Brady Hoke is just below at 4.1.

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