Before I begin, congratulations to any of you MSU fans who happen to read this. Good win today.
I find many parallels to our basketball coach and their football coach. Both have done a fantastic job of turning around struggling programs. Both have intensified the rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State. However, I would argue Beilein is doing a better job. Two bullet's as to why:
-Dantonio went head to head with RR, the worst coach in the history of Michigan football for three years. Beilein is going against possibly the best basketball coach in the history of MSU basketball. Beilein has a more difficult hill to climb.
-John Beilein is recruting better than Dantonio. Look at this incoming basketball class. In Dantonios five years he hasn't reached a class ranking as high as Beilein's incoming class.
Dantonio does have a big ten championship, albeit shared. He's also not going up against Bo Schembechler (similar to Beilein going against Izzo).
Thoughts? I love where this program is headed.