I spent part of the afternoon speculating that Dantonio's anger management specialist must be a fellow UM alumni... gotta appreciate this a little (just a little...)
Dantonio shows a little class, credits Denard
He must be trying to change it from pride to humility before the fall. Too late sucker.
First he admits he's a douchebag by spouting off at the mouth, when he wants to kiss Denard's ass.
Yours is the quote of the month.... thats EXACTLY right... this newfound respect Dantonio shows is obviously quite contrived..... I don't like the title of the post referring to a "litte class" crediting Denard.....
and THE MEDIA SHOULD SAY IT AS SUCH AND CALL HIS ASS OUT ON IT.
To be fair, he's showed a surprising amount of class this season in regards to Michigan. He told his players not to be stupid on twitter after the Horror In Dallas. He credited Michigan for being a well coached team.
I personally think, although he is a bitter bitter man who doesn't smile, he has focused a little of that hatred towards Urban who is disrespecting them now.
Btw those helmets were kinda ugly. Why does everyone steal Oregons ideas?
Don't fall for it... its as Brown Bear says, and Dantonio is now showing respect because he knows whats coming..... my goodness, don't say that crap please that now Dantonio is showing respect, because its quite insulting to think that its not contrived.
... is quite insulting.
People should stop hating on D'Antonio. He's a good coach who has had our number several years in a row. We beat MSU this year, and hopefully order is restored. Being so petty towards an opposing team's coach should be below us. Celebrate the victory by being happy not spiteful.
His name is Dantonio, not D'Antonio, and he is a good coach, but he's also been nothing but a condescending jackass and he deserves every bit of butthurt he's getting.
the commenter's first name is "Velikovsky"; we should be encouraging him to try out his English and offering correction in a friendly way.
Also, if the rest of his name is literally descriptive, he's of the canine persuasion, and we need to make allowances for the problems of typing without opposable thumbs.
I'm not shocked that the cat doesn't like the dog.
Nike paid for and designed them. That might have something to do with it.
I don't understand that. What's in it for Nike? Alternate uniforms, I can see - people might buy those. But is there a market for an alternate helmet?
MFer, cue the muppets.
He's been considerably less douchey for this year. Maybe he's actually reformed a bit, maybe he finally got scared (and therefore less cocky), who knows. I think it showed a bit in the game, too, when neither team played terribly dirty. Still a douche to be sure, but just a little credit where I see it to be due.
Will do that for you. But he also knew it wouldn't last forever.
but he still isn't a real grownup.
I didn't notice any dirty plays this year. I wish a flag would have been thrown when Denard got clubbed in the head on his pass to Gardner, but I don't think that was a flagrant or dirty foul.
Edited because I somehow double posted. So um. For entertainment purposes I am currently being forced to watch ACC football and my adorable Southern friends are all "it is a ONE TOUCHDOWN GAME YALL" about UNC/Duke and I just cannot.
I like how your edited double post is longer and more detailed, albeit about a different topic entirely, than the unedited copy.
I write for a living, I can't help myself CAPTIVE AUDIENCE!
In Dantonio, that's basically warm and fuzzy.
Credit his (speculative) UM grad shrink... (and the fact that the tables are turning.)
He went out to midfield, away from the tunnel, to find Hoke. They shook hands, Dantonio shared words with Hoke. Very cordial.
These are the first nice words I have ever written about Dantonio.
Honestly, I think that's preferable to last year's romantical mid-field embrace.
"He did the same thing that every coach does" sure is some faint-praise damnation.
I have noticed a slight thaw in the usual Dantonio douchery, however. I wonder if it stems from the recruiting forum thing and perhaps a realization that one can only get away with being a douche for so long before people whose opinions you care about start calling you one.
...had begun to talk about Dantonio's douchebaggery. Since OSU is his dream job, he probably felt like he needed to dial it back a bit.
I saw an interview with him this week and he pretty fell all over Hoke, saying that he wished he (Dantonio) should learn how to conduct himself as well as Hoke.
I saw that too. It was weird.
Deep down that fool wants to be back in the Shoe.
Maybe it's me, but it doesn't feel like he is saying anything more than Denard is a good player. Sure, that is credit in the technical sense, but I'm still not seeing a guy who doesn't spend 364 days a year trying to beat UM.
now know where the threat is. The #spartandawgs are no longer a threat for the B1G title, just an annoying pest. Who cares what he said today, we saw his true colors the past 4 years and ol' snaggle teeth is not a nice person nor will he ever be. He is a smug prick and M needs to continue to pummel them in recruiting and on the field.
So let it be written, so let it be done. Dantonio has without question earned his douchebag bona fides over the years however he does seem somewhat less prickish this year. Probably an advisable course as he is unlikely to enjoy the fruits of victory for the foreseeable future.
Still prone in the weeds, Mark?
Supine after we just K.O.ed him.
I've always thought Dantonio to be very childish but I am very impressed with him for this game. MSU was able to control emotions very well and avoid costly penalties for the most part. This post game presser is just icing on the cake. I hope that Hoke and Dantonio will be able to compete for many years with this level of sportmanship from both teams.
and thick times: winning makes all vexing annoyances go away.
A little bitt!!! Little brother for ever!!!
You should take out the 'a' in the title and then it would sound right. I'm sorry, but the dude needs another obsession besides Big Bro.
because he didn't have much other choice. When his teams were a good bit better, he was more than happy to mouth off. Now that we have the better team (barely), he's all like "Well we respect Michigan". Ok Mark, sure thing
A coach, once he becomes a douche, cannot be un-douched.
I think he learned his lesson after the offseason. He had the "laying in the weeds" and "where's the threat" comments and his whole coaching seminar debacle where he acted like a dick towards our coach. Think he realized that his behavior was unbecoming. Seemed like he's turned over a new leaf since the season actually started. At least in regards to UofM. His "next question" press conference was pretty typical though.
earlier this week.
Both MSU coaches have struck a more conciliatory tone it would seem...
Granted Braxton is learning how to throw the ball, but Denard is the B1G leading rusher for QBs and is on his way to being the NCAA leader in that category. You don't compare him to other running QBs. You compare all of them to him.
I believe under Coach D's rules, Denard is tall enough to respect.
He would have taken the opportunity to turn this into a condescending, douchey statement had MSU won. I'm not impressed still. However, I do I agree with what was said previously about him toning it down a bit this season. I was pleasantly surprised when he told his players who were tweeting about Denard during Bama to basically shut the hell up.
I wouldn't doubt if Dantonio has done a little soul searching. A great game was played by both teams yesterday. Congratulations to Team 133 in beating Sparty, bringing Paul home and for the historic 900th win! Hail, Hail ...
Link to DetNews article here
One article that came out earlier in the week that I found intriguing was the one linked above. Mark Dantonio actually complimented Hoke for how he handles this rivalry, which I thought was an interesting thing for him to say and showed some admittedly unexpected class as well. What he was referring to, of course, was how Dantonio has, at times, let his mouth run and his emotions get the better of him, and he said he admired Hoke's composure. Dantonio didn't apologize for his approach to the game itself, which I wouldn't expect from him, but it does show you that he's aware.
...when the coach on the other sideline is hugging YOUR players and telling them how proud he is of the way they played. When the other coach is class. Sometimes you just have to swallow you d'bagness and chalk up your loss.
Anyone seen a post-game interview or press conference of Dantonio? I searched MSU's website but haven't seen anything. I'd like to hear what he had to say.
Dantonio hates Michigan, but I think he finds it hard to hate Hoke. Hoke is always respectful and professional, and never fuels the rivalries. He's so good at taking the high road that his peers have trouble hating the program he represents. Even Dantonio.