Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Apparently, per all the Twitters, some Michigan player(s) planted a spear on the block S during the pregame.
Does Hoke have any control over his team?
This is apparently why Dantonio went for the last touchdown (way to take the high road, Mark). But still, if there was ever a time to not disrespect your rival, it was before this game.
EDIT: Some Tweets:
"Them putting a spear in a field before the game is not a product of their team but their program." - Dantonio on the UofM Pregame spear.— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) October 25, 2014
Connor Cook was clear, last TD was because MSU felt disrespected before game. Said a UM player stuck a spear in field before game— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) October 25, 2014
Buddy just asked me if Dantonio ran it up because of Nussmeier's reaction but just heard UM players speared the S. That would explain it— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) October 25, 2014
And worst of all:
Hoke said he was somewhat aware that one his players put a spear in the ground before the game but "not fully aware"— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) October 25, 2014
Perhaps, not worst of all. This seems dubious, so please be untrue:
Final Edit: Appears to not be on the block S. Here's the .gif
BTN video can be found here:
I'm going to the PIttsburgh Coaches Clinic this weekend. Dantonio is the keynote speaker. Is anyone else going? Anything you'd like me to say or ask Dantonio if I should bump into him? Walt Harris and David Shaw are also presenting.
You have an MSU program playing some consistently elite defense, and doing so at a program not able to attract consistently elite prospects. They've been on a pretty impressive run the past 4 years - 11-2, 11-3, 7-6 (6 losses by a combined 30 points) and now sitting at 7-1 with the top ranked defense in the country.
Seems to me like Narduzzi should be a prime head coaching candidate at a major conference team, or a DC at a top 10-15 type team and Dantonio could probably be able to climb the ladder to a traditional top 25 type team where he could recruit better and further build his resume.
I for one hope this happens sooner rather than later. What say you?
As the title says, MSU is under investigation for their use of planes operated by the state of Michigan for recruting trips by Dantonio and Izzo. The investigation began after the Lansing State Journal ran a series on the planes and how they are utilized. Over a five year period, Dantonio and Izzo combined for 102 flights on state-operated flights. As you likely assumed, The University of Michigan can handle it's own recruiting travel arrangements and is not under investigation.
Some more changes for Spartans 2013 offensive strategy.
And is Dantonio pursuing future endeavors elsewhere?
With that Butch Davis back in the picture and Tuberville slapping graduate assistants live, starting a player straight out of jail or making cracks at an opposing players height isn't an issue anymore. Or ever was, according to some MSU fans.
Also, Dantonio probably knows by now he's at a huge recruiting disadvantage with Hoke and Meyer offering every elite player in sight, and if Bielema can get hired at 3 million plus a year, he's not gonna be there much longer.
Odds on him opening 2014 as MSU's coach? If not what school could fire their HC next year look for a defensive minded coach?