Ted Gill not returning to MSU football staff

MSU announced this evening that defensive line coach Ted Gill will not return for the 2013 season.

“Ted Gill’s contract runs through March 31, 2013, and will not be renewed,” MSU coach Mark Dantonio said in a release. “He has been a contributing member of my coaching staff for nine years, including the last six seasons here at Michigan State. I wish Ted the best in his future endeavors.”

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19 Responses to Ted Gill not returning to MSU football staff

  1. avatar dmbtierney says:

    When they don’t renew your contract, you got fired. No mention, whatsoever, of any mutual agreement, retirement or just seeking greener pastures. I’m sure the full story will come out soon.

  2. avatar '89 Chemistry says:

    By my reckoning he’s about 62 years old. To hazard a guess, MSU knows it needs a great recruiter for defensive ends and–especially–D. tackles. While Gill has certainly been out there recruiting for State, perhaps MSU wants to go with someone young (although I hope they don’t plan on skimping on salary). So MD decided upon an honorable discharge for Gill. Just a guess.

    • avatar Tru Ghost of Bo says:

      Ted Gill,

      A First Class Guy. Good fortune to you and yours, Coach Gill.

    • avatar dmbtierney says:

      Being too old, or not young enough, can no longer be used as an excuse for termination because it will lead to a discrimination lawsuit. I’m sure MSU is well aware of this, so some excuse will be given that is politically correct and legally acceptable.

      • avatar '89 Chemistry says:

        You’re right, of course.

        Jerel Worthy has reportedly changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of Gill as a show of support beyond words.

        What’s clear to me is that MSU is mimicking governmental bodies by releasing this statement Friday evening. This keeps the press away until Monday at the soonest–and by then, the MSU-IU results will be an understandable distraction from the fate of an off-season position coach. It’s reasonable to infer that MSU doesn’t want to talk about this.

  3. avatar In Izzo We Trust! says:

    And yet, the offensive coordinator stays.

    • avatar Spartan 81 says:

      He has photos

    • avatar Tru Ghost of Bo says:

      Hey, when you’re predicted to win your division, win the Big, at minimum, go to the Rose Bowl, lose all your Big home games, then finish 1 game above .500, by winning your bowl game by 1 point, need your 2nd string QB to make plays so you can win the game, because your 1st string QB & offense haven’t done it all season. Have the 89th ranked offense out of 124, in all of college football. Not to mention that You intend to Red Shirt a 4**** QB commitment, The thing to do IS to get rid of a defensive coach, after all the offense has set the bar very high for the defense, once again….. Oh wait, I might be mistaken.

      • avatar Ben Green says:


      • avatar John Carr says:

        To answer your question, Michigan State University is the B1G TEN Champions, winner of the 100th Rose Bowl, and ranked #3 in the nation by the AP, Coaches, and USA Today polls. the backup QB, Conner Cook was 2nd Team All B1G TEN, MVP of the Rose Bowl, and finally the Spartan defense was the #1 overall in the nation. Just saying . . .

  4. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    I went to Apple Valley last night and saw Tyus Jones team win handily 81-67. The things that impressed me most about watching him he is a poised point guard for 6ft one very mature , reminds me of Drew Nietzel in his maturity at this age . You have to watch the whole game he is not going to knock you off your feet with 40 point games or individual stats. Although he finished with 35 points and 19 at the half it’s a quiet 35. He has the ability to make those around him better. His dribbling and passing skills are outstanding and has a nice shooting touch. His rebounding needs some work but the intangibles of helping those around are good. I think he would be a stand out point guard on the level of Sam Vincent. What I come away with is a point guard with very little wasted motion a smooth point guard.

    (Grading of Tyus Jones)
    Shooting B+

    Passing A

    Dribbling A

    Rebounding B-

    Intangibles A+

  5. avatar MayoSpartan says:

    Best wishes Coach Gill.

    Recruiting, recruiting and more recruiting appears to be the name of the game. More so now that Urban decay Meyer has changed the B1G landscape of recruiting verbals till the signed LOI is submitted and probably beyond. From time to time we’d hear of Coach Gill’s connections with Don Bosco prep in hopes of landing a big recruit here and there. On occasion he delivered.

    Hopefully the Gill family and MSU both benefit from this change.

  6. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Heard it on the orange tree that Gill was HokiePokie’s position coach when said rotund one was a MAC level footballer. HMMMMM, Poaching????????

  7. avatar Coach Sok says:

    Gill was the least of Dantonio’s problems. Roushar and Staten have to go or we’re screwed. Maybe too late already for this year’s crop. Those two chuckleheads could find their butt with a treasure map.

  8. avatar headeast says:

    Pat Perles of the K.C. Chiefs…OL coach…will join Syacuse in the same position…

  9. avatar Normann3104 says:

    Coach Gill was my Def. Coordinator for a season at Oklahoma State in 1995. He brought a workman attitude and was a consummate professional. He was a gentleman and cared about his players. We wish you the best!

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