Just in case Mark Dantonio needed reassurance about his job security, Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman revealed that he doesn’t plan on searching for another head coach.
Dantonio has been the head coach of the Spartans since 2007. His best season came in 2013 when he led Michigan State to a 13-1 record and win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
Shortly after winning the Rose Bowl, Dantonio led the Spartans to the College Football Playoff. Overall, he has won 111 games as the head coach of the football program.
This season hasn’t met Dantonio’s standards, but Michigan State isn’t even considering moving on from him.
When asked about Dantonio’s job security after this season, Beekman made it very clear that a coaching change won’t happen.
“That is not even a discussion,” Beekman said. “Mark’s our head coach, there’s no question about that.”
Michigan State is currently 4-4 on the season with losses coming to Arizona State, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. None of those losses are embarrassing as those four programs are either ranked or where ranked at some point this year.
With games remaining against Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and Rutgers, it’s very possible that Michigan State goes on a second-half run and finishes with seven wins.
It all starts this afternoon when Michigan State hosts Illinois. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET from Spartan Stadium.