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Mark Dantonio Addresses State Of Michigan State's Program

A closeup of Mark Dantonio during a Michigan State football game. He could be on the hot seat after another loss.

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans looks on while playing the Ohio State Buckeyesat Spartan Stadium on November 10, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans had a disappointing season. The Spartans went 6-6 and struggled to stay competitive against the Big Ten's top teams. For the first time in years, Dantonio's name is on the coaching seat.

The MSU head coach addressed the state of the Spartans' football team on Tuesday morning. He's clearly disappointing with how things turned out this season.

"We're not where we want to be," Dantonio said, via Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News. "We're a 6-6 football team right now. ... Our focus is what comes next. Our focus is to become 7-6. ... Always look toward the future and make it the best."

Despite a mediocre season, Michigan State still has a chance to finish above .500. The Spartans will have to beat an 8-4 Wake Forest team from the ACC in The Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

The Demon Deacons started their season 7-1, but lost three of their last four games to finish 8-4. Wake Forest has won three straight bowl games, proving to be a tough bowl game opponent.

The Spartans lost to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl last year in a defensive slug-fest. Michigan State will look to get back on track in the Pinstripe Bowl later this year.

Michigan State-Wake Forest kicks off from Yankee Stadium on Dec. 27.