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Show Me The Money: Michigan State Rewards Football Staff For Record Season
Published February 26, 2014
WE ARE SPARTA: In Michigan, Graham Couch writes these are "big-boy contracts for a program making its push to live in a new neighborhood." MSU's assistants are the "second-highest compensated group in the Big Ten, based on last year’s figures, behind only Ohio State." Couch: "This is a statement day. Rewarding statement results." MSU "had to do this," or "never again be taken seriously" (LANSING STATE JOURNAL, 2/26). In Detroit, Joe Rexrode writes MSU has "invested, and invested big, to sustain the football success it is enjoying right now." It "no longer has arguably the most underpaid head coach, relative to market value, in the game." MSU's assistant coaches were "undoubtedly the biggest bargain in college football" in '11 (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 2/26).