Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio to receive new contract

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    Mark Dantonio has agreed to a new contract with Michigan State, athletic director Mark Hollis confirmed Wednesday night.

    Hollis also told the Detroit Free Press in a text message that Michigan State intends to make Dantonio one of the three highest-paid coaches in the Big Ten. In addition, the deal will place his assistants among the three highest-paid staffs in the conference, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

    Dantonio's salary had been in the bottom third of the conference, with him making about $1.9 million per year. The highest-paid coaches in the Big Ten, according to USA Today's most recently updated database of coaches' salaries, are Ohio State's Urban Meyer ($4.6 million per year), Michigan's Brady Hoke ($4.15 million) and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($3.985 million).

    The No. 4 Spartans (13-1) beat No. 5Stanford 24-20 in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio on New Year's Day, Michigan State's first appearance in the game in 26 seasons.

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