I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
To interrupt a guy in the middle of a presentation point blank like that as if he's the king of the conference is simply unprofessional no matter what way you look at it. And that's putting it nicely. Especially in the way he did it.
Inferiority complex much?
What a dumb ass. If he was smart he would have been taking notes.
Good god. Why did Dantonio think he was the moderator? Was there an actual moderator?
If anyone has not read the USA Today article, you should. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2012-01-20/michigan-state-dantonio-michigan-coaching-clinic/52700868/1 Some very nice quotes. It was written impartially, and without trying to lay blame. Nonetheless, Dantonio comes off as a horse's arse.
Apparently he thought he ought to play moderator, even though he knew he wasn't:.
"How many guys got a guy that's going to play in the Big Ten?" Dantonio asked the high school coaches. After a couple raised their hands, Dantonio said: "One, two - so the two guys can go back there in the corner and talk about that. All of us right here, we're going to talk about recruiting for everybody. Let's go."
After a couple awkward seconds of silence, Wayne State coach Paul Winters, Siena Heights coach Jim Lyall and former Alma coach Jim Cole were brought up to participate on the panel -- and Hecklinski's time was done.
Larry Merx of the coaches association said there was a misunderstanding on the format because Dantonio decided to stay for the entire 90-minute panel discussion, rather than leave after giving a 15-minute presentation, as he had planned."
"I really didn't know how this was all going to work, this forum," Dantonio said. "This is the first time we've ever done this, and I just didn't know how this was going to work, and I didn't want it to become a recruiting presentation."
This is. Just. Classic.
He "didn't want it to become a recruiting presentation"? Who asked him? Was he involved in the planning & presentation of this event?....This is like getting invited to give a Toast at a friends anniversary party, and then interrupting one of the other invited guests when THEY are giving THEIR toast!!!...This is like getting invited to your Nieces High School Play, and then standing up and delaring that the actors are misinterpreting their lines!!! UNREAL....Let's not forget that this is the man who responded to Paul W Smiths question (on a live radio interview) about his (MD's) impressions of UM's new Football coach (RR), by answering, "This isn't a Michigan Coach you're talking to Paul. I coach at MSU & I'd appreciate if you'd ask me questions about MSU" ??? !!! The words were bad enough, but it was his TONE!
Also, after the success of the Proud Michigan Hater IZZO, it seems clear to me that Hollis has decided to hire ONLY other Proud Michigan Haters... The thing that set MD apart in his interview process was that HE CLEARLY HATED MICHIGAN. This please Hollis very much :) ... Take a look (and a listen) to ST8's new Hockey Coach, and lets remember how he ran the CCHA. Please take a look at his postgame handshakes with Red this year, HE CLEARLY HATES MICHIGAN, & this pleases Hollis very much :)... Please recall how he worked to change the voters preceptions of what the CCHA's "Coach of the Year" award should be about; It should become an award to recognize that years best over-achieving coach, instead of what it used to be, simply an award for the best coach, period! He knew that if the members voted for the best coach period, Red would win once every few years. And he couldn't have that...Folks, it begins & ends with Hollis; He LOVES to hate Michigan.
Interesting that I haven't seen anything in this or other related threads from the OP who apparently was present at the event ...
and it doesnt matter if he was there or not. Dantonio is an asshat and I hope he continues his meltdown. I understand that Um Health System has a world class mental health program. Maybe we can help him!?!