Mark Dantonio Says He'll Remain Head Coach Of MSU In 2020

He wants to "complete the circle."

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November 19, 2019 - 12:05 pm
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Mark Dantonio has no intention to step down at Michigan State. 

Asked on Tuesday if he plans to be the head coach of the football team at the start of the 2020 season, Dantonio made it clear: "Yes."

Is there anything that could happen between now and then that could change that? 

"I can't predict the future," Dantonio said. "If I could, I guess we'd be 10-0 right now. I can't predict the future, but my intentions are to be the head football coach here. I've always said I live in the present. I've always said that. There are certain things that you have control of, and certain things you don't have control of. I can't control everything, but my intentions are there, yes, absolutely.

"My father always taught me to complete the circle, so that's what I'm trying to do." 

Dantonio's job has come into question during a season in which Michigan State has fallen well short of expectations. The Spartans, who began the year ranked No. 18, are 4-6 and have lost five in row. Their offensive struggles have continued and their defense hasn't played to its potential. 

On top of that, numerous players have entered the transfer portal. 

The Dantonio era may have hit rock bottom last weekend when Michigan State was clobbered by Michigan, 44-10. It felt like Dantonio's last stand, but unless Michigan State decides otherwise between now and next season, his time on the sidelines isn't over.