Really. Hey Burbridge, there is still time. Don't make the mistake of a lifetime. Go talk to Devin and Mario.
Dantonio-Hecklinski incident at MHSFCA clinic today
Dantonio got up and spoke about their season, Cousins, BK Cunningham and MSU. Hecklinski got up and presented how Michigan sets up their recruiting-recruit the state of Michigan first, then the Midwest, and then nationally.
Dantonio then burst in, interrupts Hecklinski and yells, "We're not here to listen to this. Move on!"
Many coaches in the room were stunned and many lost respect for State and Dantonio because of the incident. To Hecklinski's credit, he didn't add to the childish behavior and represented Michigan with class and honor.
Most coaches were stunned but the jealous, anger-filled behavior turned a lot of people off. Other coaches on the panel were visibly bothered by this unprofessional behavior.
Doesn't he have academic issues?
I can't help but imagine this event unfolding like a Will Ferrel-led SNL skit. With Will of course playing the role of Mark "You Shut Your Mouth When You're Talking to Me" Dantonio.
Thanks for the help! Next time, try to turn a bit purple, it makes for better pictures. No, none of those HS coaches will remember it, you're good.
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be spartys.
Dantonio is just pissed he showed up at the pool during adult swim time. Same old Sparty.
The template is here is anyone else wants to jump in.
For the first time this thread, I actually laughed out loud. That is priceless.
We better beat their ass in 2012. Manball them for about 400 yards rushing.
Hilarious how the RCMB slappies are turning this into "Hecklinski was giving a sales pitch about Michigan and brave warrior Dantonio stood up for neutrality." By all accounts, Hecklinski was speaking about how Michigan coordinates recruiting and what they look for during a symposium about "problems facing high school football and recruiting" in front of no recruits whatsoever, while Dantonio got up there and instead of talking about high school football or recruiting talked about how MSU's season went and Kirk Cousins. Who was giving the sales pitch again?
- Clock manipulation
- Pass interference
- Unnecessary roughness
97.1 The Ticket just reported it in their news update.
There are 7 ACC schools and 4 Big East schools ranked ahead of him in recruiting (rivals).
"Both sides later chalked it up to a misunderstanding in forum’s format."
IMO, even if that was the case, that hardly excuses Dantonio's childish behavior. You sit and bide your time. The moderators are responsible for cutting a person off if he/she goes over his/her allotted time. The Michigan coach said that there is no reason to rehash it because he was being cordial and a good sport about it
I don't think there was any misunderstanding. Dantonio is just trying to cover his $@% for being honest. He is disgruntled that Michigan is back to taking pretty much all the top talent in Michigan. RR focused on the south, on states like Florida, which pretty much allowed MSU to take all the top talent in the state but now that ride is over. Dantonio is just bitter. Our coach took the high road.
Hecklinski did the right thing by not making a big deal out of it. There's no need to say, "That guy just messed up!" when your opponent obviously just messed up.
Even if he thought Heck was out of line, it's not his place to shout.
If I gave in to outbursts every time I was in a seminar listening to someone going off-topic, there'd be a string of head-shaped holes in SmartBoards across the country.
by promising them playing time (in BCS bowl games).
What's important is the reaction of the HS coaches who were present. I cannot believe that the consensus reaction among them privately wasn't "Jesus, can you believe what a fucking dickbag Dantonio is?"
Yes, I look forward to the reported perception of this "incident" with the coaches all over the state and in SEMich. That is important. Hecklinski took the high road, but does that help here? And...Hoke may arrive tomorrow. Will it still be discussed? How will Hoke handle it and how will it be perceived. I am looking forward to see it play out, however minor, and if we think it can help recruting even more.
Hoke should step up to the microphone and pick up right where Hecklinski left off and see if Dantonio has the sack to interrupt things again. My guess is he sits in his seat with that stupid scowl of his and sulks like a 6 year old.
That is about the most amazing idea I've ever heard. One suggestion though, and that's having Hoke hand the mike to Hecklinski and have him finish his speech.
You're right, no way does Dantonio have the balls to say something like that with Hoke in the room, speaking or not.
Depending on which high school coach, among the ones I know their reactions were either "oh look, there goes Dantonio being all rivalry again; what a great rivalry we have," or "Fight? FIGHT?!? FI...aawwwwwww."
But I think Dantonio could really use a hug.
I think he needs to apply some Preparation H. Probably the whole tube. In fact, I think he needs to eat a fucking quart of the stuff just to make sure his butthurt is soothed.
Hecklinski was right to let the thing alone.
As my dad often told me, "If somebody else really wants to act like an asshole, let him have the stage all to himself."
Imagine how he'll react when Hoke and the boys set the world right and MSU goes back to winning the Michigan game only once every 3 or 4 years.
Judging by his current recruiting class, he should have paid closer attention. He could learn a thing or two.
Sorry about reposting this. I really don't see this thread anywhere on the MGoBoard pages, only on the sidebar to the right. This board has some major technical/design flaws, but I guess that's already been discussed and no action was deemed necessary or whatever...
But anyways, I really hope somebody had a camera rolling. TO THE YOUTUBES.
The OP is at the conference, and posting on his mobile using the App. And App posts don't appear on the Board, just the sidebar, because there's no drawndown to designate it for "MGoBoard". So while it never hurts to look at the side first page, it's understandable.
Maybe Dantonio is pissed because he realized Michigan (smartly) delegated this seminar to Hecklinski because Hoke is still...you know....recruiting.
I've spoken at several conferences and I've never heard of anyone going in without knowing the topic/forum. So Dantonio saying it was a misunderstanding about the forum is just as damning as him simply admitting that he was out of line, if you ask me. It shows that he came unprepared to speak to many people in authority positions with respect to recruiting. Inexcusable.
I will never understand why people can't just take responsibility for their actions. It looks so much better if you just own up to things! Spin is never good - people can see right through it.
Since, like Jim Tressell, he reads the Bible and is a man of faith.
"But I'm a man of faith, I read the Bible, give me the benefit of the doubt!!"
Not sure how Dantonio could have told Helsinki to move on and not talk about Michigan recruiting, esp after he had just finished talking solely about MSU! Seems very one sided and dictatoral.
I'm sure any coach there could easily have substituted any other school when/if Helsinki said "Michigan" and had it resonate to how any school would go about recruiting. Michigan would have been the prime canditate to listen to as far as recruiting systems work since they recruit the most nationally. The other D1 coaches that would want to recruit nationally could have gained from their experience, the D2 and D3 coaches would have been interested to see how they go about recruiting regionally as well as state wide since this is where most of their kids come from. If I'm a coach in the room and I'm listening to another guy at a school I don't necessarily like, I'm still listening. I'm probably not hearing, "This is how it's done at MSU," but more hearing "This is how it's typically done on a Division 1 level." (I use 'typical' loosly when associated with MSU as well so bare with me for my example).
No way Dantonio does this if Hoke was there, esp if Hoke was speaking. Why do it when he's not there?
If I'm Helsinki I would have tried to ask Dantonio more questions as to why he was cut off when he had just finished his spew on his own school. Definitely room to keep it professional there and make Dantonio even more foolish by fielding questions in the heat of the moment. Even if I was a coach in the room I would have pleaded to let the guy speak since Dantonio had his turn on his school and Helsinki is at least talking about recruiting (something I'd be able to take and apply to the school I'm coaching for - I can't apply what a swell season MSU had this past year or how nice Cousins is).
Dantonio got into a fight with Finland?
Well, Dantonio is the perfect definition of a Quisling, so I think that's a pass.
Wouldn't put it past him.
If Finland treats him the same way they did Russia... it's going to be ugly.
The Red Cedar Message Board reaction is enough to snap your neck, like a Tom Gholston personal foul.
The first reaction was to deny the story as a fabrication by MGoBlog. Dantonio would not have done such a thing. Followed by confirmation of the story from multiple sources, then publication on MLive.com and then... The new spin, which is that of course it is what Dantonio should have done -- give it right back to Hecklinski, who was clearly out of line and who provoked the whole thing.
That message board is down right scary. Delusion , it's in the red cedar.