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Report: Michigan State football loses assistant coach Terrence Samuel to UNLV

LSJ columnist Graham Couch and Freep beat writer Chris Solari analyze Mark Dantonio’s retirement and MSU’s loss to Penn State Lansing State Journal

A week after Mark Dantonio announced his retirement, Michigan State’s football staff reportedly had its first coaching change.

Assistant Terrence Samuel has left the Spartans after nine seasons to become the wide receivers and passing game coordinator at UNLV, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

Dantonio moved Samuel to assistant defensive backs coach and freshman head coach for the 2019 season, part of MSU’s failed offensive coaching staff shuffling after an unproductive 2018. Samuel spent his first eight seasons as wide receivers coach, mentoring such high-profile pass catchers as Aaron Burbridges, B.