In his last 33 games, MSU coach Mark Dantonio has a less than impressive record with only 17 wins to show for his efforts, while racking up 16 losses. One has to wonder if the game of football has passed him by, or if he has lost his team.
For a program like MSU to scuffle to a record barely above .500 for running on three years now is, in a word, unacceptable. With results like this, it is no wonder the media has latched on to this narrative and won't stop beating the drum about Dantonio's recent success, or lack thereof. Can Coach Dantonio provide a consistent winning culture? Are his methods outdated? Is he over-rated? When taken as a whole, it's a shock he hasn't been fired already.
With the prolonged stretch of mediocre results on the field, it is safe to assume Coach Dantonio has held on to his job only due to his integrity and the high level of mentorship he provides to the young men on his team.