Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio retired amid allegations of improper recruiting practices and job conduct by former Michigan State assistant coach Curtis Blackwell. Why did Mark Dantonio retire and what are the allegations he is facing? And perhaps more importantly, who are the top Mark Dantonio Replacements?
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Dantonio claims he is retiring so he is able to spend more time with his family, but the timing of his step down as Michigan State head coach comes at an awkward time less than 24 hours before National Signing Day & less than 2 months before spring football begins. Regardless, Michigan State will begin its search for a new Head Football Coach & we have you covered on the list of potential Mark Dantonio replacements in the video above and below!
Here are our top 10 candidates to replace Mark Dantonio as Michigan State Football's next Head Coach:
#10 PJ Fleck, Minnesota Golden Gophers HC
#9 Pat Shurmur, Broncos OC
#8 Robert Saleh, San Francisco 49ers DC
#7 Mel Tucker, Colorado Buffaloes HC
#6 Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills OC
#5 Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan Eagles head coach
#4 Jim McElwain, Central Michigan Chippewas head coach
#3 Interim Candidate (internal)
- Mike Tressel, MSU AHC + DC
- Jim Bollman, OL Coach
- Brad Salem OC/RB
- Don Treadwell, WR
- Mike Tressel
#2 Pat Narduzzi, Pitt Panthers head coach
#1 Luke Fickell, Cincinnati Bearcats head coach
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