We "got the option"?!?!, no no, They/[he] "have/[has]" the option. Allegedly.
Dantonio's poor grammar
I think he meant it as a pun.
that article was painful to read.
no pun intended.
the hilarious thing is its just dantonio begin dantonio
"coach, is there any way to improve your ridiculously dynamic and sweet offense from last year"
-well......we got the option
"oh no you didn't"
-yeah, let's just say BOOM i went there bitches
-we'll just leave it at that (i'm a bad mother, i'm a bad mother)
...the pride before the fall.
We need to check ourselves.
down at your feet
I almost feel bad after a while knocking on Sparty. It is just too easy though. I mean adding the option? Really? So this was on the MSU road map from back when Marky was hired? So Bolden wants to run the option now? God please let them run it so it can dilute the rest of their offensive sets by having mismatched personnel.
Dantonio inherited "spread" players from JLS, won seven games and went to a bowl game in his first season. He did so running a conventional offense. With Keith Nichol as the likely starter at QB, addding some "spread" formations only makes sense. Most teams use them from time to time anyway, whether they run a pro style offense or not.
Jay, don't bother. I don't think these people realize that against Florida we ran a pure spread set, and our "scoring" offense typically was a spread look as well. They can't grasp that the reason we sucked wasn't mismatched personnel last year, but a total dearth of quality personnel in key spots (QB, OL, LB, S).
but he will not run the option nor would Henne for that matter. Various elements of the spread can be used by most offenses. Running the option (not just a pitch) requires much more movement from your QB and O-line. We are not going to leaner lineman for self image reasons. You also spend many more coaching cycles on teaching the appropriate reads for the option which takes away from your base offensive sets which will now fall into the hands of a new QB.
Last year we thin personnel and the wrong types of players. I don't think anyone would argue with both points.
Keith Nichol is quite capable of running some option from time to time. Georgia Tech won 9 games last season running the option exclusively with players recruited to run a pro style offense.
Agreed on Nichol however GT did not win exclusively w/ players recruited to run a pro style offense. Well I suppose Nesbitt was recruited to play pro-style, but to put it lightly, his skill set is certainly not a conventional pro-style skill set. I haven't looked it up stats wise, but it seemed like the majority of offensive success for GT dealt with Nesbitt's playmaking ability.
As for the rest of the GT offense, O-lines can generally play in any system. Although some backs and receivers are clearly more fit for pro-style more than spread/spread option, wkill players are still often versatile enough to play in any system as well, especially a very good 'back like Dwyer.
Poole1Dan said "THE TALENT WAS THERE"
If only we had hired Cam Cameron instead of Dick Rod, we'd have a NC right now.
There wasn't enough talent to be "good" by Michigan's standards, but, I believe that there was enough to at least break even last season. Last year was just an all around disaster caused by a number of different factors, all of which have been discussed ad nauseum.
but still not understood or acknowledged by many fans, poole1idiot included.
Last year Michigan Football was like last year's Tigers team. The starting pitching is analogous to the defense (streaky skill but not always where or when we need it) and the bullpen was analogous to the offense (total fucking disaster that wastes efforts by the starting pitching / defense).
That, and the system change cannot be overstated. I don't necessarily mean the change to a spread per se, but that coupled with all new terminology, personnel and no talent = '08 .
Making fun of Dantonio's grammar?
Have any of you ever heard RR speak? Holy cow.
There is a difference though. RR doesn't try to hide his background and act pretentious. Dantonio genuinely seems to want to sound educated and ends up coming off all the more idiotic. That, coupled with his weird psychotic ramblings, make him very LOL-worthy. I never tire of this line describing the 2007 game:
"No pun intended, but we were up by 10 with seven minutes to go. And you know what? It isn't over and it still is not over."
"There's a whole lot bigger problems. Look at the economy."
There's a whole lot bigger things to worry about than a coach sounding less than intelligent. Jam a microphone in anybody's face for long enough and I guarantee you'll be able to cherry pick a few quotable gems.
When it's Mark Dantonio, and the subject is Michigan, you're almost guaranteed some good stuff. The "Look at their sideline!" rant was also excellent.
I agree with your general sentiment, but if you read the entire comment of what RR was talking about, it was a legitimate claim he was making and that sentence alone only sounds dumb out of context. Dantonio just randomly puts phrases and cliche bullshit in all of his statements for no good reason. Like, they literally don't make sense.
people are ripping someone else's grammar ON THE INTERNET, is totally ridic.
yes, the poor placement of the qualifier in all caps is the perfect demonstration of "pot, meet kettle."
If verbal eloquence were a football game, Dantonio would beat Rich Rodriguez 57-3 and go for two pts on the final TD. I don't like it either, but I'm OK with grammar being RR's weakness.
Maybe we should just stick to the subject of Dantonio's incessant loyalty and cheering for Ohio State's success. That's more interesting.
I've heard that Dantonio has used dangling participles in the past. That fucker.
There are so many examples of poor grammar out there. I'm slightly annoyed that it's the use of the word "got" that is being attacked. Seems pretty harmless as far as grammar errors go. I mean, there are just so many others you could of used...
Guys we are obviously looking at this the wrong way. It is not that his grammer is bad it is that his grammer has gotten worse I mean you can tell it is obvious that his time at Michigan State has gotten to him i mean he has to spend all day with students from State I think all of you would get dumber having to do that too. Next thing you know he is going to start burning couches on the sidelines during games and starting riots after everyvictory lets try to cut him a little slack ok.