Feels like head coaches are stepping down at younger ages than previous times. This time it’s Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio who is stepping down from the University. He was the winnigest coach in the school’s history.
Mark Dantonio is stepping down at Michigan State.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 4, 2020
Mark Dantonio is stepping down as coach at Michigan State pic.twitter.com/n6bJYODk8P
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) February 4, 2020
Breaking: Mark Dantonio has stepped down as the head coach at Michigan State, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. pic.twitter.com/cq6LOUfC0w
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) February 4, 2020
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announces he’s stepping down after 13 seasons pic.twitter.com/tdlyv5EnPt
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) February 4, 2020
Right away people began to speculate why he would be stepping down at the age of 63 which is young in the coaching world relatively. Some say the below tweet and the sort of maybe that he could have possibly committed two NCAA violations could be part of the reason why. Who knows. But at some point he might have just been tired of the NCAA in general.
Late Monday night, lawyers for Curtis Blackwell detailed allegations of two NCAA violations they say Mark Dantonio may have committed.
Hours later, Dantonio retired.https://t.co/nQlsOG9DEq
— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) February 4, 2020