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national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
Whatever the case, I can't stand the guy. He has no Hart, which could really take a person a Long way.
Ann Arbor is a classy broad.
"Get off my plane!" - Ricky Stanzi, Air Force One 2
no no. don't apologize...that was awesome.
Made me double-over and puke.
Strictly business...Not personal.
I can't believe I'm saying this, and I probably deserved to get neg-bombed... but Jim Tressel has more class than Dantonio.
You would never see Tressel making the comments that Dantonio makes, and everyone knows that Dantonio's hatred for Michigan is an act. The guy is a clown, just like all the other MSU coaches from the past.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. - Ephesians 6:11
After a reporter asks Dantionio who he will be rooting for in the 2008 mich/osu game (If Mich wins MSU had a chance to split the Big Ten Championship:
State was playing for a split title even after Michigan lost to tOSU.
But, MSU needed Michigan to win to get a shot at their first Rose Bowl in 20 years, and he says "Go Buckeyes" when asked directly about the possibility.
(Seriously, does ANYBODY give a shit about Pasadena anymore? I'm sure Lloyd still does.)
I give a shit about Pasadena, I've always thought of the Rose Bowl as our annual target.
And not to nitpick (actually, yes, to nitpick) the exact quote was "go bucks".
not just "douchey" MGoBlog user, but now TRUSTED MGoBlog user
Going to the Rose Bowl is nice, but I think that winning the Big 10 is more important than what bowl you end up in (unless said bowl is the BCS title game).
I've heard this line of reasoning several times now, and the idea that the outcome of the Michigan-OSU game had no impact on Sparty or D'Antonio's resume is blatantly false!
If Michigan had won, Michigan State would have been OUTRIGHT Big Ten Champions with a victory over Penn State. They would have earned a berth in the Rose Bowl!
With the Ohio State victory, however, they were then forced to be playing for the split title to share with OSU after a potential win over Penn State.
With the OSU victory, OSU held a head-to-head victory, so they would have won the tiebreaker to go to the Rose Bowl. Meanwhile, MSU would have jumped up to #10-12 in the BCS rankings with a win over Penn State (MSU was #15 prior to the game) and it is tough to say whether they would have received an at-large BCS berth.
In context of the OP, last time I checked:
The Rose Bowl, Big Ten Championships, and BCS Games are things in which Lloyd Carr would be very much interested.
If so, does he have Les Miles?
...." at the end, the dark alley shines on the yellow wall.."
What the hell does that mean?
Remember: Everyone rises to their own level of mediocrity.
it means "at the end of the dark alley appears the yellow wall."
This may be too small to read, but I don't want to make it any bigger.
It is actually a reference to the Südtribüne at Westfalenstadion:
it's a rough tranlsation of "at the end of the storm, theres a golden sky" from "you'll never walk alone" by gerry and pacemakers
my god, bvb references on mgoblog?
did you watch the koln match?
I didn't feel like giving the full explanation.
And yes, I did watch the game...it should never have been that close. I also watched the Moenchengladbach vs Bochum game (helluva fightback by Bochum).
I DVR most of the games on GOLTV and FSC, and watch them throughout the week.
Sad. I know.
Also...heard a rumor that Subotic may be headed to Arsenal (to replace Toure). It pains me to think he could be playing for the USMNT right now.
I heard another rumor that Schalke's Jermaine Jones (!) may end up eligible to play for the US within the month.
subotic's agent and bvb both denied the arsenal rumor, btw
and i do the same with the dvr
goltv has the bvb-hsv game this weekend
The translation should be "At the end of the dark alley shines the yellow wall".
Edit: Ahh beat to the punch but I do think it's more of a shining than an appearing.
Dantonio is a good coach and I do believe he will have similar success to coach Carr. But, IMO Michigan State will enjoy about 2 of those seasons until Dantonio packs up and heads off to a better program.
the supreme head butt
OK, I don't think it's fair to compare Dantonio to Lloyd in any way.
I know we had some frustrating moments in the Carr era, but can we step back and remember that our nation's best winning % actually increased during the Carr era? He won a national title.
Michigan State will not, in any way, shape or form, reproduce Michigan's success from 1995-2007 on or off the field.
If, in 13 seasons, Dantonio has ANY of the following, I will quit whatever my job is and go to State to get a journalism degree in their consensus #1 journalism school for journalism and spend the rest of my days hanging out with Valenti:
(1) 122 wins
(2) 5 big ten titles
(3) 1 national championship
he is a two-bit windbag. Dont buy into the media MSM tounge bath of this guy who was rooting against his own team's self interest.
Lloyd was always above it all. Dantonio is down in the gutter.
Just because he is the media's new it-girl doesnt make him anything like Lloyd, who despite his faults was a gentleman as a coach and opponent.
our package is our package, and it’s pretty big. - Greg Mattison, Bowl Practice Presser Tr. 12-13-11.
Let's hold back on anointing Dantonio a savior until he actually makes MSU a consistent threat to make BCS games and challenge for the Big 10 title, let alone win a National Championship. I think he is a good coach, but I see him being far more like a Kirk Ferentz than a Carr - maximizing the talent he is able to recruit, but lacking that ability to score the top-notch players (and employ a top-flight offensive system) to consistently be an upper-echelon team.
Nope, he will never win multiple BigTen championships and/or a national title.
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
You've been reading too much Drew Sharp (WARNING: Drew Sharp).
For those of you who've made a solemn promise to yourself to never click a Freep link again until the ass-clown is gone, allow me to summarize the point of Sharp's column today (WARNING: Drew Sharp):
Yet on the same day, Mark Dantonio welcomed back a running back freshly released from a four-month jail term for hospitalizing a hockey player during a campus fight last fall. Dantonio placed unspecified restrictions on the player's return, reminiscent of Lloyd Carr's private penal policy at Michigan, and the actions barely raised a public ripple.
(I warned you)
So, yes, OP and Drew Sharp, Dantonio is a lot like Lloyd Carr, because Lloyd Carr was all about welcoming back players who had been in jail for causing head damage to a member of the hockey team. Unlike Flashy Flashy RR, who discovers drug dealers in his ranks and dismisses them from the team. Dantonio comes from a more ho-hum, Lloyd Carr-ian age, when *yawn* players alternated time between the state penitentiary and the football field, and punishment for violating team rules or federal law was handled in-house between the coach and the player.
Oh, wait, that's not Lloyd Carr. That's Bobby Bowden!
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Any coach, including Dantonio, who has great success at MSU will take a better job. Until the MSU administration decides it wants to do what it takes to be a truly elite program, they will not keep a great coach for very long.
For example, what if, under Dantonio, MSU wins ten games each of the next two years and beats SEC teams in both of its bowl games? I would imagine that Dantonio would get a great offer from an SEC school tired of chasing Florida.
For all we know, he might already be on UT's list to replace Lane Kiffin when his head implodes like a grape.
Ever notice the look on Dantonio's face? Looks like he smells something bad...
"If people really want peace, they need to avoid the pin pricks that lead to cannon shots." Napoleon
Is ask him to look at his feet !!
What Dantonio sympathizer did that???
Must have forgotten "look down at your feet" quote.
else get the Mgoblog community blood boiling or fingers key-board clicking more than a post that references Mark Dantonio?
1) Good coach.
2) I think his passion for State is sincere (one thing he has in common with Lloyd), and I wouldn't be surprised to see him stay
3) I also would not be shocked to I see him jump to a big time opportunity, if it presented itself. He's competitive. He's human. Happens all the time.
4) It will be nearly impossible to duplicate or better Lloyd's records because State is, well, State. Nick Saban could only get so much blood from that stone. Christ, Joe Paterno can't match Lloyd's record (over comparable tenures in the B10). And PSU is a much better program than State, and Paterno is/was every bit the coach Dantonio is (age-adjusted)
Since when is Dantonio getting a new car? I see him as a minivan kind of guy.
I can only continue to reference the fact that I live in an onion factory.
Dantonio is probably a Lloyd Carr minus the class, with an inferiority complex and an average of 7-8 wins per year. So, he's not really like Lloyd Carr. You'd have a much better analogy saying Tressel is like Lloyd Carr, as forbidden as that may be. That's a good analogy.
I get the general analogy, with the ground 'n pound type coach and all, but it's not very strong. He also has no chance to make MSU a top tier contender, since he doesn't have the talent advantage that would give him a shot. He hit his ceiling last year, was completely outclassed against good teams, and he doesn't have a good back like Ringer anymore.