EAST LANSING -- Mark Dantonio said Michigan State is in "a position of contention" entering his sixth season as coach. "When you talk about where we wanted to go when we first came here, what we wanted to try to accomplish, we said (we) want to build a foundation," Dantonio said Monday. "We keep trying to build a foundation to try to get to that Rose Bowl. We're not there yet. We haven't made it there yet, but that's our goal.