Michigan State AD: Firing Dantonio 'not even a discussion'
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Michigan State's football program is in the midst of a down year, but athletic director Bill Beekman won't be making any rash decisions.

Despite the Spartans stumbling to a 4-4 record and scoring just 17 points during a three-game losing streak, head coach Mark Dantonio's job is not in jeopardy.

"That is not even a discussion. Mark's our head coach, there's no question about that," Beekman told Mark Johnson of the Lansing State Journal on Friday.

Dantonio has been at the helm since 2007 and is the winningest coach in program history, boasting a cumulative 111-55 record.

Michigan State is just four years removed from winning a Big Ten championship and meeting Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Dantonio has proved he can bounce back from difficult situations. The Spartans went 3-9 in 2016, then rebounded with a 10-3 season in 2017. Beekman is hoping to see a similar reversal of fortune to end this campaign.

"It obviously hasn't been the season we hoped it would be at this point. But we have a lot of football left to play. So we'll see how the season goes," he said.

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Michigan State AD: Firing Dantonio 'not even a discussion'
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