When Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio returned to Michigan State in 2007, he reintroduced traditional style uniforms modeled after the championship teams in Spartan football history. Mark Dantonio brought back the center stripe on the helmet and changed the font of “Michigan State” to a similar font of the 1965 and 1966 national championship teams. Mark Dantonio also did away with the green pants that were worn for most of the away games and even some of the home games by John L Smith’s teams.
In 2010, Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio changed the uniforms to an all-new style produced as a result of a two-year rebranding partnership with Nike. The new jerseys contain a darker green, the font was changed to modern typeface and the team now has an alternate home jersey worn for big home games. The helmet has a wider tapering center stripe, which matches the plume of the Michigan State Helmet Logo when viewed from above.
Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio’s current record at Michigan State is 92 – 42, earning a Big Ten Championship in 2010, 2013 & 2015. Mark Dantonio was voted 2010 & 2013’s Big Ten Coach of the Year. Mark Dantonio took the Spartans to nine consecutive bowl games and has beaten their arch rival University of Michigan seven out of ten times.
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