MSU’s Dantonio gets pay raise

Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio holds the trophy after the Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Molosh)
Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio holds the trophy after the Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Danny Molosh)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio will earn $3.64 million in annual compensation after agreeing to an amended contract following the school’s first Rose Bowl victory in over a quarter-century.

The school announced Dantonio’s new six-year deal Tuesday. His yearly compensation increases from $1.99 million.

Michigan State won the Big Ten title and beat Stanford in the Spartans’ first Rose Bowl appearance since 1988.

Athletic director Mark Hollis says nearly $785,000 also has been allocated to enhance assistant coaching salaries. Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, who remained with the Spartans despite speculation he might leave for a head coaching job, is now slated to make $904,583.

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