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Bacon: As Dantonio retires, his legacy at MSU is mixed

Mark Dantonio at a podium
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This time of year, college football fans are often buzzing about incoming recruits. But in East Lansing this week, the big news was departure. After 13 seasons, Mark Dantonio retired as Michigan State's football coach. There are questions about the timing of his announcement and the future of the program.

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon joined Morning Edition host Doug Tribou to talk about Dantonio's legacy.

John U. Bacon is the author of six national bestsellers. His next book, Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football, comes out September third.

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John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.
Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in June 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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