•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Michigan State's Mark Dantonio agrees to indefinite furlough in new role with Spartans

00:46  17 october  2020
00:46  17 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Iowa State beats No. 16 Oklahoma at home for first time since 1960

  Iowa State beats No. 16 Oklahoma at home for first time since 1960 Iowa State upset No. 16 Oklahoma on Saturday night. It was the Cyclones' first win over the Sooners in Ames in 60 years.AMES, Ia. — Breece Hall.

Michigan State Spartans football coach Mark Dantonio speaks to the media after the 38-0 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has received a new contract designed to keep him a " Spartan for life." "This agreement doesn't mark a significant increase in compensation; rather it provides security and comfort for the Dantonio family," athletic director Mark Hollis said in a prepared statement.

Retired Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is on furlough.

Dantonio, after his Feb. 4 retirement, agreed to a $100,000 annual contract with the athletic department through Feb. 14, 2022. In that role, MSU football’s winningest coach will assist in donor relations and a variety of other projects.

However, Dantonio in late August agreed to indefinitely step aside as the university and athletic department navigate the financial fallout of the coronavirus shutdowns.

College football coaches' COVID-19 pay cuts are not always what they seem

  College football coaches' COVID-19 pay cuts are not always what they seem USA TODAY Sports found temporary pay cuts range from as little as the elimination of an $80 monthly cell phone allowance to as much as $1.25 million.At Texas, athletics director Chris Del Conte announced that his department was laying off 35 employees and furloughing nearly a dozen more, but coach Tom Herman would be among those taking a voluntarily temporary salary reduction of roughly 15% of their pay. As North Carolina projected an eight-figure deficit in athletics, coach Mack Brown agreed to have his salary cut by 20%. And at Central Michigan, coach Jim McElwain agreed to give up 6% of his pay, which the school said was in line with other campus leaders.

Dantonio said Michigan State aspires to win the Big Ten title, something that' s happened three times during his tenure. Last offseason, Dantonio shuffled his offensive coaches, putting them in different roles but declining to make any major new hires. There might be a bigger overhaul now.

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said he views the sexual assault charges brought against his players this spring as a chance to "re-center" the program and reinforce what he sees as its core principles. Dantonio : MSU needs to re-center after charges. Michigan State Spartans .

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

“As the global pandemic has drastically reduced those opportunities, Dantonio graciously and willingly volunteered for an indefinite furlough,” Matt Larson, MSU’s associate athletic director for communications, told the Detroit Free Press on Friday.

Dantonio’s furlough comes as MSU is scheduled to spend nearly $15 million in 2020 on him and new coach Mel Tucker, according to documents obtained by the USA TODAY Network and Free Press.

MSU gave Dantonio a $4.3 million longevity bonus earlier this year, less than a month before his surprising retirement and just a few weeks after he coached his final game. That bonus triggered Jan. 16 with a one-time payout “in recognition of his long service to the University.” The clause was added to his contract Feb. 19, 2016, as the program was coming off his third Big Ten championship in six years and a College Football Playoff berth.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo to his basketball players: Sacrifice if you want to play

  Michigan State coach Tom Izzo to his basketball players: Sacrifice if you want to play Michigan State basketball enters an unprecedented season with the perfect man for the job: Tom Izzo.He won’t slip on a spacesuit or an Iron Man costume or a peace sign necklace, part of a 60s-era ensemble he once wore, replete with a Flower Power bandana and a mane that stretched past his shoulders.

Michigan State ' s collapse this year was stunning. The Spartans were coming off a College Football Dantonio , who is incredibly loyal to his assistants, won't alter any roles and bring in any new Dantonio has experienced a ton of success at Michigan State , so he's not going to create a major

While Mark Dantonio said accusations of the Michigan State football program mishandling sexual assault allegations are "completely false," basketball coach Tom Izzo declined to get Dantonio , Izzo address MSU assault allegations. Michigan State Spartans . 3yDan Murphy and Michael Rothstein.

Dantonio had a 114-57 record during his 13-year tenure with the Spartans.

MSU hired Tucker on Feb. 12 and gave him a six-year contract that is scheduled to pay him an average of around $5.5 million per year. That deal included paying Tucker’s previous employer — the University of Colorado, where he spent just one season — a $3 million buyout.

As a separate letter agreement — signed by MSU President Samuel Stanley — with Tucker’s new deal, the university agreed to pay that buyout “and shall be responsible for any tax liability that Coach may owe or be assessed as a result of such buyout.”

MSU paid $2,415,162 for taxes Tucker owed for the buyout at Colorado during the school’s 2019-20 fiscal year, Larson said. That means it cost more than $5.4 million to bring Tucker to East Lansing, on top of his annual salary.

Tucker’s contract makes him the 14th highest-paid coach this year in the annual USA Today coaches salary database that was released Wednesday. His salary more than doubled from a year ago at Colorado and has increased six-fold since 2017, when he was an assistant at Georgia. Per the database, Tucker’s total compensation for 2020 came in at $5.06 million. That includes pandemic reductions of $99,750 for this contract year.

CFB bad line of the week: Don't get suckered into Michigan State

  CFB bad line of the week: Don't get suckered into Michigan State Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section. Duke nearly came through for us in last week's bad line selection before getting steamrolled by North Carolina State in the second half of a 30-21 loss. Here's the spread we think is way off in Week 8. Bad line of the week: Michigan State -13 vs. Rutgers Handicapping two new teams almost feels like the start of a new season. The Big Ten's startingDuke nearly came through for us in last week's bad line selection before getting steamrolled by North Carolina State in the second half of a 30-21 loss.

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio got into a brief spat with a reporter who asked about his offense following the team’ s A reporter questioned Dantonio about whether it was a mistake to not bring in new offensive coaches given the Spartans ’ struggles against ranked opponents this season.

to show former Michigan State recruiting coordinator Curtis Blackwell and then-head football coach Mark Dantonio in the home of a top recruit in 2015 Lawyers for Dantonio , in a court filing on his behalf later Tuesday, said he didn't recall the visit nor authorize Blackwell, who by NCAA regulation

Mark Dantonio standing in front of a crowd: Former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is taking an indefinite furlough. © Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Former Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is taking an indefinite furlough.

Tucker would receive his annual $400,000 retention bonus July 1, 2021, during the second year of his contract.

Had MSU tried to hire Tucker before Dec. 31, 2019, his buyout would have been $5 million for his first season at Colorado. His first-year buyout with the Spartans is $6 million before Jan. 15, 2021. It drops to $2.5 million before 2022, $2 million before 2023, $1.5 million before Jan. 15, 2024, and $1 million on or after Jan. 16, 2024.

MSU is scheduled to kick off the Tucker era Oct. 24 at home against Rutgers. It marks the Spartans’ first game with a new head coach in 13 years, with Dantonio beating Alabama-Birmingham, 55-18, in his debut Sept. 1, 2007.

Contact Chris Solari: csolari@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrissolari. Read more on the Michigan State Spartans and sign up for our Spartans newsletter.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan State's Mark Dantonio agrees to indefinite furlough in new role with Spartans

Opinion: While Tennessee Vols are stalled under Jeremy Pruitt, Rutgers has new life with Greg Schiano .
Under Jeremy Pruitt, the Tennessee Vols aren't making progress against college football's elite. Meanwhile Greg Schiano has Rutgers on the upswing.That morning, word began to leak out that Tennessee was going to hire Greg Schiano to replace Butch Jones.

usr: 0
This is interesting!