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Mark Dantonio's Departure Highlights the Big Ten's (and Nation's) Shift in Coaching

I kind of feel bad for Michigan State.

Moving on from a legendary coach is difficult. Ohio State fans know this better than most; the Buckeyes have lost two iconic coaches in the last 10 years alone.

Mark Dantonio was the true embodiment of Michigan State. His rosters were full of hard-nosed players that wanted nothing more than to run the ball down your team's throat. The Spartans once won the Big Ten Championship and clinched a playoff spot by holding the ball for over nine minutes and running the ball 12 straight times (while trailing!) to win the game with 27 seconds left on the clock.