Michigan State hires Mark Dantonio

The Browns don’t need to worry any more about losing defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to Michigan State. The Spartans instead decided to hire Mark Dantonio, currently the head coach at the University of Cincinnati. Ohio State fans will remember Dantonio as the defense coordinator of the Buckeyes during the 2002 National Championship season. This is a great choice for Michigan State, and a great opportunity for Dantonio.

As for Grantham, the Browns have to be relived. Despite the pitiful performance yesterday against the Bengals, Grantham has done an excellent job with the Browns defense. The secondary has been ravaged by injuries, but Grantham has successfully overseen the transition to a 3-4 defense. If thing continue to spin out of control in Berea, the firery Grantham would have to be a candidate to take over for Crennel. The Browns have invested too much in the 3-4 defense from a personnel standpoint to make a change in scheme.

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