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Michigan State's Mark Dantonio announces retirement

Feb 4, 2020

Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio is retiring after a 13-year run.

Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting head coach while Michigan State seeks a replacement.

Dantonio has more wins than any other coach in the program's history. He also won three Big Ten championships, a Rose Bowl and an appearance in the College Football Playoff. 

In a statement first released on social media, Dantonio said his retirement "marks one of the most difficult decisions that I have ever made here at Michigan State." 

 

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