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Why Michigan State football's coaching staff shuffle failed to fix broken offense

Mark Dantonio happy to go bowling, discusses Michigan State's win over Maryland and wraps up the Spartans' 6-6 regular season, Nov. 30, 2019. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

EAST LANSING — Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Michigan State football’s offense was bad this season. Again.

Mark Dantonio’s shuffling of roles and responsibilities among his offensive assistants after an abysmal 2018 was criticized in January. The one-year results proved problematic this fall. In some cases, a tad better, in some a bit worse.

“We didn't need to cut off a limb,” Dantonio said in January.