Pride before the fall, no?
Bulletin Board Remark from Dantonio
"We're laying in the weeds," Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio says with a half smile. "We've beat Michigan the last four years. So where's the threat?"
The fact that the guy is petulant isn't exactly news. The real news is that Dantonio mustered a half-smile. Good for him!
He actually pulled a muscle doing it. I heard reports that he won't be able to try smiling again for at least another month or two.
I absolutely love the quote in your signature.
That's the look a man gives you before he murders your family with only his cold, dark hands.
It's cool, I have a black friend.
he has bad gas. Maybe it was a double beef buritto from that place on grand river.
I didn't realize the full extent of his goblin-ness.
.....Dantonio has become a tiresome bore.
How are they laying in the weeds if they have won 4 in a row?
He probably just means that their out of the spotlight, while Michigan is featured. So he uses the poker term to say that you can have all the glory now, but they're just slow-playing it and will come out on top, as usual, to paraphrase.
I think he just means "we've burnt all our couches and now have no choice but to lay in the weeds". Just as well because snakes like weeds, he's where he belongs.
they're SMOKING the weeds.
Whatever happened to "The pride comes before the fall," Dantonio?
Fuck Mork Dumbtonio
Good one! Now that's comedy, folks!
Your ruined it, brah
"Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals"
As long as MSU needs Michigan to validate themselves, while MIchigan only needs Michigan to validate themselves, MSU will continue to be in an inferior position, wondering why they get called "little brother."
point with the little brother reference.
Losing 4 straight including two beatdowns should be more than enough "material" for this team.
Let's just put them back in their place this year, then I can go back to really not caring about MSU.
I have no idea what else he could say. Its not like he can sit there and say "Yeah, Michigan is more talented and now with Brady there they are likely to run off another six game winning streak." Even if he sees the downfall coming, he still has to say things to keep his players, recruits, alum, and fanbase happy.
He says stuff like this because he needs this rivalry to be bigger than it has been for the sake of his own his program. The more attention from us that he can steal from OSU, the better. It's kind of sad that they use us to be relevant.
because the MSU fan base eats it up. The man is a puppet.
He's right, they've beat us the past 4 years. And that's all they've really done! I remember watching the Hoke press conference after last years MSU game. He said all the right things, that the game was fair and clean, but he looked like he just got jumped. He looked like he had come from the locker room with the team where he was angry. He looked pissed. No way he will let them come into our house and win after last year. He won't let the team forget the cheap shots, the taunts or the GIFs. I think this is one game Hoke tells Borges to keep scoring and Mattison to keep blitzing.
He won't let the team forget the cheap shots, the taunts or the GIFs.
Especially the GIFs. I'm sure he's got them playing on continuous loop somewhere.
They also finished 6-7 one of those years and lost at home to a Mac team. But Sparty being Sparty bases their entire football existence around Michigan so whatever.
My favorite part about this is that if they ask Hoke his opinion, his response would be "Well, uh.... They've got a good football team, but I'm just focused on Michigan right now."
I'm confident that we'll beat Sparty this year (in no small part because we're at home). Given recruiting and what Hoke has been able to do with this team I wouldn't be surprised if we went on to beat them at a Bo-like clip for teh next decade with few close games. Dantonio will handle this in an even shoddier fashion than he handles winning. Sparty will defend him, but all of his current bluster only serves to focus more attention on that game, and will only serve to make it more painful when the losing starts. "Laying in the weeds"...indeed.
Its these kind of things that keep the "little brother" label alive. Unsolicited advice: Just live your own life, MSU, and worry about yourself. Otherwise, you just look stupid.
..if you want to look at history, go back further than 4 years, moron.
You is the real moran!
I really couldn't care any less about what Dantonio has to say about us. We all know that MSU's existence is built around us, so what's another quote by Groucho Mark?
If they shuffle through too many recruiting classes like their last one (maybe two), their "depth" and stability" could be called into question.
It is hard for his statement to be great bulletin board material when, inside of it, is a fact which in itself should be all the fuel we need - they have beaten us four years in a row. What grates my nerves regarding this statement, if anything, is that it starts with faux humility, and it merely confirms my perception of Dantonio as an essentially insecure man whose sense of well-being is partially premised on Michigan's successes, like much of the Spartan fan base, so in the end, this means nothing. It just confirms the Napoleon complex.
I await our game this fall - I, for one, am curious about how ridiculously deep at long snapper they are.
But I'm concerned about how ridiculously deep at long snapper they are!
East Lansing = The Weeds.
they are also very good at growing the weed to hide in. the best weed, both for hiding in and for use in other horticultural and medical activites, can be found in and around east landing. not that there is anything wrong with that. hiding in weed physically, or hiding in it metaphorically by utilizing its medical qualities, is what mark is doing and doing well.
That's crab grass not weeds!
That's not crab grass. In Texas we call that a yard.
See you in October, coach.
He has reason to be confident. Until we win, everything is just threats and fan based predictions
Yep, 40% in the last decade. I'm so worried.
Why don't you just extend it a hundred years...the only games that matters in a rivalry was the last one and the next one
...is not the only one hiding in the weed(s)?
That man really will take his shots whenever he can, however stupid they must be. Now he looks like an idiot with the whole "pride comes before the fall" thing. This makes me really appreciate Hoke cuz he will not talk about other schools in a negative fashion, all he cares about is his guys and his program. Once the the Hoke Juggernaut hits full force we will be steamrolling those clowns in EL on the regular. I am seriously looking forward to that cuz you wont hear shit coming out of East Lansing anymore, theyll have seen their place and shut their damn mouths.
Derrick Nix totally gets what Mark Dantonio is saying.
You know how you silence a petulant child? You beat him.
Until this happens he is gonna say whatever her wants to say whether it is wise for him to do it or not.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way advocating child abuse.
No, that would just make him cry. Not silent at all.
to his comments in the future. "We've beaten Michigan four of the last (5, 6, 7) years. So where's the threat?"
And we not laying in the weeds now!
Wait, I mean we are, but I have to get players out of jail first, then take off their ski masks.
lay in weeds is better than weeds lay in u.
"We're laying in the weeds," Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio says.
that gets me the most is how he always comes across as a jerk. It really doesn't seem to matter what he says, he says it with a smirk or a sneer. It is easy enough to say "They're doing well in recruiting at this point, but we are very confident that we will end up with a fine class too. And it isn't really about who you recruit, but how you play. We expect to have another great season this year." Or whatever. Show a little grace. That is one thing I love about Hoke--he is always classy in his comments, win or lose.
this is pretty weak tea. Dantonio's a major-league dick, but merely referring to his recent victories hardly constitutes trash-talking. He's the one with four straight, not Michigan.
Regardless, Hoke has the right approach: keep the mouth shut and do the talking on the field, which is the only thing that matters anyhow.
He always reminds me of the vampire in the old old classic Dracula movies. Would scare me in a dark basement.
Typical that, as a Sparty-type he doesn't know the difference between laying and lying - although it depends on what he's doing in the weeds.
Now I see what he's talking about. It's a lot cooler, actually.
When I was in college, I got laid in the arb - probably grass, but could have been weeds. That was when Michigan was beating MSU every year though, so it all makes sense.
Is it not lost on the MSU faithful that for 3 of those 4 years, we were as bad as we've ever been? I'll give them last year - they beat a good team, so good for them. But honestly, the other 3? Which teams with half a pulse DIDN'T beat us during those years? They all did! I just find it funny that they think it's some huge claim to fame and represents their ascension to glory when really those were the same teams getting beaten by Toledo and barely squeaking by UMass. Congrats, Sparty. You should be so proud!
It is funny because I would consider Michigan and Ohio State the top dogs in the B10 (historically speaking, it will be much easier to recruit and stay nationally relevant at these two schools than any other in the B10). Other than last year's UM team, what actual good Michigan or OSU team have they beat?
Seems to have Bulletin Board material comments each year from Grumpy. Remember in the summer of 2009, he was speaking at the coach's conference how the goal for MSU is to "play up to top Big Ten competition like OSU and Penn St" but he didn't mention Michigan. We have lost to the guy, though. It's time to pummel MSU.
I recognize what Dantonio has accomplished as a coach, but I despise him as a human being. He's like an 7-year old who can't stop running his mouth. The only way you shut a guy like this up is to beat him. Until then, he will take his shots whenever he can. He can't seem to realize that he is living up to his school's own "little brother" complex.
I can't imagine Hoke will allow his team to lose to Sparty for a 5th year in a row. He will remember all the BS that went down last year, and have them absolutely fired up before that game. I want BWC to be hounding Maxwell all day.
Borges, run up the score.
I'm normally against running up the score, but I think Sparty is quite deserving of it this year.
Suprised he didn't use this as an opportunity to point out that MSU controls the state of Michigan in recruiting as well. I mean c'mon how many recruits has Michigan stolen from MSU in the last week?
Mumble mumble... wasting a scholarship on a Michigan walk on... mumble mumble.
Big House representative greeting him off the bus:
"Welcome to the Big House, coach (reaches out to shake hand)"
Dantonio response: "Get the hell away from me"
Douches be douches.
Hanging on to those 4 years for the next 20. We'll have a stretch of 9 or ten in a row or something like 18 out of 20 and they'll still be talking about those 4 years.
I would give anything to say, swap the timing of the Illinois and Michigan State games last year. BRB, Borges is still confused on how to play with his new toys. The man still didn't quite figure out DRob is most effective throwing 25x a game and running 15 - 20 x.
Oh and Toussaint was still another nondescript face in the backfield.
This fall: split Gardner out wide (bonus points Mr. Hoke if you debut him in the Michigan State game), blitz Maxwell the noob every third down, attack the hole where Jerel Worthy was, have the kids run all day and night, figure out that snap-jumping issue we keep having to deal with...
and whip Sparty by 14.
Here we go. I can't wait.
at least 20.
from not being named COTY. Sprinkle in the fact Michigan was BCS material...produces insecurity talk. We've heard this talk in the past,and will continue to hear it going forward. Can't wait for the B1G annual Preseason Kickoff. I'm sure this guy isn't finish!
I remember in the Three and Out book Bacon talked about how when the UM coaches entered and sat at the lunch table that Dantonio stopped talking completely and just had a scowly look on his face the rest of the time at the Preseason Kickoff.
He also blew off an usher at Michigan Stadium who welcomed him and wished him well after his heart attack in 2010. He refused to shake the usher's hand and responded to his classy gesture by telling him to get the hell out of here.
He will play the "no respect" card until he dies. It's the only way to ensure MSU plays their best. It's been working, obviously.
stocking up for our players. Mr. Nix is out of the picture, but no biggity--we got other friends.
I think people are misreading his quote. He's saying that given the statistical near-impossibility of beating Michigan 4 years in a row, there is no way MSU is a threat to win 5.
Everyone, including Dantonio, knows where that rivalry is headed, though it might take a couple of years to get there. Something tells me that his retirement or departure for another job will be conveniently timed to dodge the worst of what's coming with the developing talent disparity.
I totally see him leaving State while his precious record against us is still intact.
is just whistling past the graveyard. He knows the reality that he faces. If he doesn't... he soon will.
I'm still trying to wake up from the funeral that was the ass kicking we gave them two years ago.
Wow, even in the off season this man has Michigan on the brain. Doesn't he have things to do like preparing his team for their *ahem* spring game and focusing on his intergalactic recruting? Doesn't Kashyyyk have a 9' 700 lb Wookie that runs a 3.9 40 that has State in his top 3? He'd better get on it. I'm starting to think that he wanted to play for UM but didn't, so now he holds this scorned lover's grudge against Michigan.
I really think Dantonio has a UofM voodoo doll full of pins at home next to his nightstand. Every time he sees us on TV or reads some positive press about us, he grinds off another layer of tooth enamel and throws a glass against the wall.
The guy must have some serious issues to have defined his existence by hating UofM.
If Hoke said this, State would be up in arms about how we aren't respecting them. At Michigan, we don't really care.
What's he going to say if we go for two to win 50-14 against him in say 2014?
ha ha good one poopy head.
It is true. It is something he has to say. He also says it like a prick. I hope Hoke reads this to the team each day.
Sugar Bowl champions ^
in the weeds.... high horse.... get it? GET IT? Man, this guy cracks me up.
From my probelms, I hide in the weeds from them
Come on, now. You can do better. Try it again.
We'll still win out because Bama is our only hard game of the season.
There's obviously no threat, Dantonio. That's why we're so relevant to your interests half a year away from playing the actual game.
I thought we were going to stop calling them little brother until we beat them again.
Yep, still beating them. We may continue referring to them by their proper name.
I'm not certain why everyone is interpreting this quote incorrectly, Dantonio was talking about MSU, not Michigan. As in "we've beaten them the last 4 years, why would we still be a threat?"
Seriously, it was sarcasm with a "half-smile".
That's a bit of a stretch.