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College Football Coach Has Heart Attack Hours After Beating Notre Dame

  • Dan Fogarty

Holey moley. Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio had an angioplasty early this morning after suffering a mild heart attack just a few hours after defeating Notre Dame 34-31 in overtime.

The game was won on an extremely ballsy fake field goal call by Dantonio, and apparently the stress was a bit much for his ticker. According to the Detroit Free Press, Dantonio “didn’t feel right” upon completing his postgame presser around 12:30 this morning.

When he complained of tightness in his chest, he was rushed to the hospital, and it was there that doctors told him he had suffered a mild heart attack. He was then given the angioplasty, and, thankfully, everything turned out well.

Quite an eventful few hours for Dantonio: one second, he’s beating Notre Dame in overtime on a fake field goal, the next, he’s having emergency heart surgery.

[MSU's Mark Dantonio lucky procedure was prompt] Detroit Free Press

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