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Report: MSU coach had heart attack after OT win

Posted on: September 19, 2010 1:02 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2010 1:13 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

It took major guts to call the fake field goal that gave Michigan State their overtime win over Notre Dame on Saturday.  The back-and-forth showdown was one of the best games on a day filled with nail-biters.  The only unfortunate news out of Saturday night for Spartans fans was related to Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.

According to a report, Dantonio suffered a heart attack following the 34-31 overtime victory.

A person with knowledge of the situation says Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a heart attack after his team's overtime victory against Notre Dame.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the school planned to make an announcement at a news conference later in the day.

The person said that Dantonio had a stent put in a blocked artery near his heart after the victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night. The Spartans used an audacious fake field to win 34-31.

Dantonio will be out indefinitely and offensive coordinator Don Treadwill will coach in his absence.

Dantonio reportedly had a stent put into a blocked artery not long after the Spartans 34-31 win in overtime on Saturday night.  He's recovering nicely this morning, though he'll be in the hospital for several more days.

Offensive coordinator Don Treadwill will serve as head coach until Dantonio can return, though there is no immediate estimation as to when that will be.

Our thoughts are with the Dantonio family and we wish him a speedy and healthy return to the field.  We will continue to update this story as it develops.

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Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Report: MSU coach had heart attack after OT win

That's crazy. When I first read about the heart attack on Twitter, I thought it was a joke based on the crazy victory. Hope he's okay. Too many football coaches with heart problems, very scary after the Urban Meyer situation.

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