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07:37 AM ET 12.31 | Returning to The Granddaddy of Them All has taken Mark Hollis only about a quarter century. The last time Michigan State played in the Rose Bowl, [Hollis] was a recent MSU grad working for the Western Athletic Conference, fresh off a different bowl assignment and sitting in the stands with other Spartans fans. On Monday, he was an MSU athletic director absorbing the realization of a 26-year-old dream to get back. ... Hollis and MSU head coach Mark Dantonio have discussed the specifics of raises for Dantonio and his staff, to be announced soon. "Mark and I have met and we know where we're at, with not only himself but with everyone on the staff," Hollis said of Dantonio, who is ninth in the Big Ten with a $1.96 million-a-year salary and will receive a $2 million longevity bonus in January.

Detroit Free Press

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December 31, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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Michigan State University is cheap and second rate compared to Michigan and Ohio State.

Appears to be ninth rated to them.

Tired of daily Sparty thread, but then, they will win the Rose Bowl!!!!! Did you hear me OT?

December 31, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Pay the man.

December 31, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Appears to be ninth rated to them.Tired of daily Sparty thread, but then, they will win the Rose Bowl!!!!! Did you hear me OT?

Funny, I just re-checked the B1G standings and we are First. Winning without over paying is good value. Michigan State is one of the few athletic departments that is fully self-funded. Unlike some schools, they don't spend money they don't have.
And there can never be too many Sparty threads. Go Green.

December 31, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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...Winning without over paying is good value. Michigan State is one of the few athletic departments that is fully self-funded...

Of course you understand there are fans of some programs who think this is preposterous, especially the ones where they spend more on football than on research.

December 31, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Its all Texas fault.

December 31, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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Of course you understand there are fans of some programs who think this is preposterous, especially the ones where they spend more on football than on research.

Florida State and Alabama come to mind.

December 31, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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Pay the man.

That is the advice that Saban and Les Miles give their assistants while out on recruiting trips.

December 31, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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Its all Texas fault.

Well... There's THAT too! heh heh

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December 31, 2013  04:20 PM ET

Go Stanford! Beat Sparty.

December 31, 2013  08:21 PM ET
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Go Stanford! Beat Sparty.

Uh, I... I own this establishment. I bought the place from Greeley for a thousand dollars.

 
December 31, 2013  08:22 PM ET
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Florida State and Alabama come to mind.

Come on FSU spends lots of money on research.

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