F - Dantonio...
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.
I love having him as a rival coach. It makes it easier to hate him and his program.
So much more easier to dislike that program. It would be harder to move beyond the "dislike of a rival" if Dantonio was a really nice guy who demonstrated a modicum of respect.
I really agree - Dantonio makes me hate MSU so much more than I used to when it was mostly pity.
Then again, I almost hate Dantonio so much for being a douche that I feel like I hate him as a Dantonio the douche more than Dantonio the MSU coach.
It's very easy to imagine what it's like to be a Sparty fan right now. "Consider the source. Deny deny deny. Walmarterines made it up. St. Dantonio. Skunkbear scUM blah blah blah." I think that about sums it up.
Right on, brah! Let's drink some Natty Light later!
Fuck that, let's drink some Natty Light right fucking now.
- It's very easy to imagine what it's like to be a Sparty fan right now. "Consider the source. Deny deny deny. Walmarterines made it up. St. Dantonio. Skunkbear scUM blah blah blah." I think that about sums it up.
Goddamn we're a creative bunch.
It probably does sum it up...but underneath that is the realization that their recruiting class is 46th and they have 2 four star players (left).
Even the Sparty have awareness of that...and I am sure it pisses them off.
Have you ever toured a State blog?
Sadly, I would imagine that most Sparty fans agree with Dantonio and think he was justified in displaying what an utter bag of vinegar and water he is. Hopefully, this gets around to all of the coaches in the state, and they start sending their players anywhere but EL.
Edit: RCMB calls it the "Official Dantonio putting Hecklinski in his place thread." For any of you who don't fully understand my utter distaste and lack of respect for Sparty, maybe this will give you some insight into my reasoning.
Mark D. and his 46th ranked recruiting class...
don't tell me about in-state recruiting...
It has been confirmed by a poster on Scout who knows a HS Coach that was in attendance.
The scout and Rivals mods have also picked up on the story and are working to confirm. I'll edit this post to reflect the confirmation status as long as I can.
EDIT 1: IowaBlue notes that SpreadGuru (the OP) would currently be in a coaching session if he is present at the MHFCSA clinic. This could be why the OP hasn't updated his sources and/or responded to the thread yet. I don't know the schedule of the clinic though....
mlive has a story up about the incident as well:
“I really didn’t know how this would work in this forum; it was the first time we’ve ever done this and I just didn’t know how this would work,” Dantonio said. “I didn’t want it to be a recruiting (speech for only Michigan).”
It will be interesting to see how well Sparty fares in MI HS recruiting going forward.
All the douchier since he had already gotten his fifteen minutes on stage. Kind of analogous to two presidential candidates being asked to talk about the economy, one talking about rainbows and kittens for fifteen minutes and then bitching when the next guy gets to talk about "just his" economic plan.
Dantonio, who was mic’ed up, cut Hecklinski off mid-presentation and summoned the rest of the panel members to the stage to, as he said, talk about more than just recruiting at Michigan.
A red-faced Hecklinski took a seat on the stage, joined by the rest of the panel, which included coaches from Wayne State, Siena Heights and Alma.
Coach Hoke is set to make an appearance, Hope he makes Dantonio look as stupid as he made the DFP reporter during his introduction as head coach....
No way that's gonna happen. Hoke is too classy to go there.
How does Dantonio not know the format of the event? Doesn't he have assistants who brief him on the event and are responsible for knowing all the details so he can be properly prepared?
"Not knowing the format" is never an excuse, in any professional setting, for rudely interrupting another speaker. That's the stupidest rationale I've ever heard. What "format" would make is acceptable to prickishly cut someone off in mid presentation?
He didn't know that guest speakers at a seminar about recruiting would talk about...recruiting? So not only is he a inconsiderate dick, he's a stupid, inconsiderate dick.
No wonder MSU faithful love this guy, he fits right in.
of excuse making.
I didn't neg you. I understand your point and all, but lighten up, Francis!
As a bonus, it would HAVE taken you two seconds to look up the proper use of "would have".
While we are temporarily on THAT subject again isnt this thread why pos-bangs need to come back? I know we've discussed ad nauesuem about the lost virtue of the neg vote and where and when it would be correctly applied but God in heaven if an OP ever deserved pos votes like manna from heaven this post is it.
Look in the top right, original posts have the old style system. Comments dont. As of now he's +48 - 0
I know. But they don't count.
So his score doesnt change other than the lousy two points he got for posting it in the first place.
Vengeful Pride Before the Fall (of 2012)
Everyone shows their true colors eventually, especially people that have to put on a "happy face" in roles like recruiting, sales, etc. Looks like this is one of those moments for Dantonio and I couldn't be happier.
Are those like the Only Colors? You know, Green and white?
And Black and Bronze and.....
Ba dum dum clang!
If any of the pictures of Dantonio I've seen are his "happy face", I'd hate to see his sour face.
Lord in heaven above, please let me never see his constipated face.
How do you know this, were you there?
On another note, this doesn't surprise me, Dantonio is a true buckeye, I mean spartan...ahhh I don't know what he is but hes a douche I know that...
Could have phrased that more politely. For example:
"Pardon me Jeff, could you hurry this up please? My top prospect has a parole hearing in 30 minutes."
See, that's how a proper gentleman from East Lansing would phrase it.
Except there are no proper gentlemen in East Lansing, its basically the red light district of the college world which is saying alot, considering its college...
you guys are not really helping illustrate the distinction between classless behavior by the likes of dantonio and respectful, adult behavior...
This is a message board on a sports blog. Not a discussion panel of nationally known and very public professionals speaking at a statewide high school coaches clinic.
Dantonio's a total douche nozzle and keeps proving it again and again and again.
This is the message board on MGoBlog. We do hold posters to a higher standard.
"Pardon me Jeff, could you hurry this up please? The only 4-star recruits in my #50 ranked recruiting class are taking calls from Urban right now"
"Excuse me Jeff, but with all due respect, your attempts to recruit Michigan first DID NOT pan out from 2008-2010, so, maybe you should defer to someone who actually owns in-state-recruiting...."
Mark "Kanye" Dantonio -
"Jeff Hecklinski, I'm really happy for you, I'm gonna let you finish, but Michigan State had one of the best recruiting classes of all time."
Nah it's worse. When Kanye said it he had a point.
Don'tonio is an even bigger douche than I imagined.
Is there a link? Where did you hear this or were you present? Not doubting, just want to see the story, if possible.
Since they recruit galactically, they don't need recruits from in-state....
What the hell is up with your Username?