Mark Dantonio has called Michigan State a "destination spot," in the past, but had Charlie Strong not crushed his interview with Texas, the Michigan State frontman might have had his philosophy tested.
It was revealed today Dantonio was part of a final pool of six targets that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson had whittled down from 30.
From Athlon Sports:
Those finalists included James Franklin, now at Penn State, UCLA’s Jim Mora, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Baylor’s Art Briles.
In the end, Patterson says he was struck by Strong’s desire to have the interview in the kitchen of his Louisville home with Strong’s wife and two daughters sitting there with him.
Texas definitely has more money than Michigan State, and they say every man has a price... but damn, that would've been wild had they plucked Dantonio out of East Lansing.
(I assume Pat Narduzzi would've slid over to the head coaching spot?)