When Dantonio retired, Michigan State lost the one of two coaches in the B1G with multiple B1G Titles.
In Fact, with Dantonio gone, there's three active Coaches who've won a combined 4 B1G titles. It's how coaching: within a few years win or be fired... win too much and get a better job until the pinnacle (like OSU, Michigan, PSU or the NFL).
|Initial Season||Coach||Team||Salary||B1G Titles||Wins||Losses||%|
*Wins losses only from active Head Coaching tenure, not interim roles
(Day was 3-0 in 2018 interim duties, Locksley was 1-5 in 2015 interim duties, Schiano was 68-67 from 2001 - 2011).
- Amazingly, going back 21 seasons starting at Ferentz's debut of '99 we've had 28 B1G Champs (remember, you could tie for B1G prior to conference title game -- in 2000 Michigan (Carr), NW (Walker), & Purdue (Tiller) had a 3 way tie).
- Amazingly and humorously, Ferentz won his first title share as well as first B1G Coach of the year in 2002, sharing the B1G crown with National Champions OSU (didn't play head to head).
- And again, in 2004, sharing the title with Michigan (who defeated them in the regular season) along with coach of the year.
- Another observation: didn't James Franklin just arrive from Vandy? He's #3 in tenure.
- The same could be said about basically anyone on the list not named Pat or Kirk.
- Also, the median tenure dates to 2017... meaning the average coach is a few months away from completing their first recruiting cycle.
- Finally... Franklin has essentially the same win percentage as Harbaugh. Weird, right?