Thanks for passing on that second down. Couldn't have done it without you.
Michigan Fans Everywhere
Brian Kelly circa 2011 is going to offer him a shoulder to scowl on, as will Charlie Weis circa 2009.
I think I speak for all Wolverines when I say, "Fuck Dantonio."
"Where's the threat?"
"PASSING ON MOTHERFUCKIN SECOND DOWN WITH THE LEAD NEAR THE END OF THE GAME!" ~ Charlie Weis, Brian Kelly, Mark Dantonio
I just plain don't like you.
I would call Dantonio a douchebag, but at least douchebags serve a constructive purpose in keeping ladyparts hygenic.
Mark Dantonio. Mark Dantonio!!!
DANTONIO.... THE PRIDE IS BACK LITTLE BROTHER!!!
Love ya buddy!
MSU played a helluva game considering all their problems.
To come out an play the way they did. Ian not too thrilled with our play calling though.
I can confirm that I was not thrilled with our play calling.
Dudes got balls the size of michigan stadium to call the fake punt on your own twelve
If that had failed, he'd be hanging out at the unemployment line with JLS.
Realize he took an inferior team on he road and basically handled us, right?
Basically, screw him!
Who cares about moral victories. We won, they lost! 1-3 in B1G play and headed straight for the Outback Bowl simply because PSU and Ohio arent eligible for that spot.
six games to go to a bowl game. They're not going to do that!!!
the line opened at 11 1/2 and not sure where it finished. Outcoached our staff and probably had the game won.
Once again, DRob stinks against a good D and if not for the awesomeness of Dileo & Gibbons, your drowning your sorrows somewhere.
Ummm so? Michigan doesn't cover more often than not. Maybe you should switch teams.
On their coaches out coaching ours (especially OC and ST).
How the fuck did our ST coach not expect a fake punt?
Why did Borges call the same three plays ALL game?
How the fuck did our ST coach not expect a fake punt?We have a special teams coach?
I have a hard time saying that they out coached us on special teams, on the basis of the fake punt, when you consider that the field goal they missed were the points difference in the game. Add to that that our kickers were four for four, which still continues to be an amazing COACHING story, considering what Gibbons had to come back from after his experience with the prior coaching staff.
This is true. There's really no way to say that they won the special teams battle today, not with the way the game turned out.
HOWEVA, it was indeed terrible to not be ready for that fake punt.
HOWEVA HOWEVA, it is also pretty funny that Sparty sacrificed yet another pre-Michigan game (what are they, 1-4 now in the week before Michigan?) and got nothing for it.
I'd say the coaching advantage goes to us.
Ready for a fake punt? Inside their own 25 yard line? I give credit to Dantonio for having the balls to call that up, but I'll give our ST coach a pass for not looking for a fake punt in a one point game with lots of time left in the 4th.
The bright side is that Sparty burned that play for nothing and now won't be able to dial it up again. We also didn't have to see the post game interview where he sits there with that stupid smirk on his face telling us what that play was called. I wonder if he feels complete now?
but neglect to mention that he doesn't throw the ball to himself. Is Denard frustrating at times.......yabetcha. We played the only defense on our scedule that is capable of stopping us and walked out with a huge win.
All brunettes are not pretty but they are still brunettes
Alabama and Notre Dame?
i've seen many very pretty brunettes.
but what would they be doing?
... they played a good game, but the stats were pretty even.
UM had 326 yds of offense and 12 pts. How exactly is that "handling"?
He handled us... but then he decided to throw the ball while trying to close out the game. He runs on that play and I think we run out of time before kicking the FG. Our coaching staff is as good as Les Miles when it comes to clock management.
In a completely frustrating manner, this seems to be correct.
What game did you watch? MSU had 2 drives the entire game, and 1 was the result of a very lucky and timely fake punt. Our O had plenty of opportunities and failed to execute.
Correction...An inferior offense on the road... That defense is still one of the better defenses we will face this year.
realize that we won the game, right? This is what MSU have done in all their games this year. Their defense has kept them in every game they played. The Vegas line of over a touchdown was ludicrous from the start.
All is right in the universe !!!!!!
He was playing to win. Just like on that fake punt. Major respect to him and his team.
Amen. Don't like the guy, but he had his team prepared, and ready to play. Also threw everything they had at us in order to try and win.
You can give credit to Dantonio for a lot of things.
But not for having his team ready to play. It's Sparty. Their obsession with Michigan is disturbing. Pathological. They're going to be ready for the game even if Perles or JLS or Izzo is coaching them. The history shows they're always ready to play us, no matter who the coach is. I'd think that they gave their players some weird Ludovico/Dollhouse hypnotic conditioning, except that I've met plenty of Sparty fans who have the same inferiority complex/obsession/paranoia syndrome.
played his hand by punting late in the game relying on the d to not BREAK but not to BEND!!
Kudos to GMat and coaches.
Didn't you go to state? That makes it not that surprising that you'd respect the team, sort of surprising that anyone could respect dantonio. I respect his coaching ability, there is nothing about the man to respect.
How can anyone look into those beady eyes and retrieve the word "respect" from their vocabulary?
Triple Stampies, No fakies
Can't wait for the post game press conference
Good call. Next Question.
Don't like dantonio, but that fake punt call was ballsy and genius.
the most obvious call in the game, one that probably 80% of us watching at home were, as we were, yelling at Hoke to watch for.
I disagree, they were on like their own 20. Definitely not an obvious call. Dantonio likes to take chances and that one certainly paid off. Throwing the ball on second down late in the game, well that one didn't.
IMO, it doesn't matter whether it is inside their own 20 or not. Aside from giving away TO's, worst thing that can happen when covering punts is allowing them to get a new set of downs. You should ALWAYS be prepared for fakes upon punting. That's the bottom line. Our special team was totally at the wrong place at the wrong time for that play.
I was one of those people yelling to watch for the fake.
I personally think it was a HUGE mistake on the coaching staff's part to not be ready.
Any one else feel that way?
that it's not good to do double posts.
Yep. Flat out told my son-in-law to watch for it, he called me nuts.
agree. hate dantonio, but he has brass balls. if I were a state fan, i'd think he is amazing. that fake punt was an amazing call due to the timing.
that having been said, GO BLUE!
to get our players back for the fair catch.
But at least we won. Wooohoooo!
from highschool went to MSU, so I have to be polite on facebook. But here I can say what I really feel. SUCK IT SPARTIES!!!!!
I await his latest bitter, humorless, self-righteous tirade.
Hate Dantonio, but got to credit him. His guys came ready to play. I know we won today, but I don't think Sparty is going away anytime soon. As long as Dantonio is around, they should at least be competitive.
Credit him for... Throwing out his team's season for one game?
Have you ever been on the MSU campus? They live and die for one game and one game only. If they went 1-11 and the the one win was against Michigan it would be a good season. Not trying to be dick on the beautiful day but that's what Sparty wants, all or nothing against Michigan.
Actually I am married to an MSU grad (but she's a Mich fan) and I lived in Lansing for two years. I think 2/3 of the fanbase hates that attitude and would prefer a Big Ten championship. Just my anecdotal experience though.
My dog has been very sick lately and I've been on the campus a lot and they have all told me they don't care what happens as long as MSU beats Michigan. Now that could be because their season has been less than expected but that was the attitude at least this year from 9 out 10 people I have come in contact with. All have been cool about it though.
They'll be competitive, but look at the recruiting hauls the past couple of years. That's going to be the story going forward, no matter how much Dantonio scowls.
My Staee fan brother used to criticize me because we had such higher goals that our season could be ruined by a single loss. His logic was that as a State fan it was much more fun because they could live for a big win over Michigan every few years. Seriously. He said this...
Dammit double post.
Well, good luck finding him. He's in the weeds.
Dear coach D,
Also, thanks for wasting the last 6 weeks of your season to prepare for us. The schadenfreude has been orgasmic.
There were 1000 different reasons we shouldve lost but everything aligned juuuust right so that we squeaked it out
that I love everyone in the whole world?
You play to win the game!
Yeah, not the brightest offensive gameplan in the world. It was funny to see MSU clearly go all out for this game, yet still crap the bed at the end.
your chin Dantonio
I though that fake punt was gonna cost us the game! Good call on dbags part.
They earned our respect today, and over the last four years for that matter.
I've grown to respect them less every year. I don't know what you're talking about.
Didn't Rodney Carrington start out one of his songs with those same words?
Close enough, anyway.
And back to mediocrity for State. Was fun while it lasted
God, it must suck to lose the one game that gives you a modicum of self-worth. Now you're just stuck at a second-rate university in a cow-town.
And here come the sofas!
And here come the sofas!
Apparently passing on 2nd down comes before the fall.
The defense came out and played well for them today. Fake punt was ballsy, but they still lost. The real problem for them is they are not going to make a bowl game most likely. 4-4 right now with @Wisconsin vs Nebraska coming up next. Tough Northwestern team remaining to and close out the season with Minnesota.
Fake punt was ballsy and worked but if you think about it it was a horrible call - I know I know it worked, but the risk at that point of the game and field, if it didn't work it would have more than likely been game. Anyway, knew they were going to fake one, really surprised that we weren't more prepared for that. Not going to waste any more of my wonderful night discussing msu play calling.
At that point, his team was down, couldn't move the ball well, and he probably figured he had nothing to lose. I don't like Dantonio any more than I can throw him, but that call required some serious brass, and I can't fault him for it.
I am sure Douchetonion gave his kicker an option to fake, depending on our formation. Our boys were totally outnumbered on the righthand side of the kicker, and they just executed.
Got him hepatitis C.
We're 1 for 5 since the little brother comment, we should let that nickname die.
Props to both teams for a hard fought CLEAN game.
It will never die because it is true on so many levels. That's why it burns Sparty so much.
I think it's intellectually weak to say MSU won 4 years in a row because of what Hart said 5 years ago. I'm sure it no doubt gave MSU extra motivation. But M was somewhere between bad and mediocre for 3 of those years, with the 4th coming in a trash tornado against a first year coach (who, historically, always loses in the first year of this particular rivalry game).
I'm not calling you out specifically, because this was repeated multiple times in the BTN broadcast. And everytime, I rolled my eyes.
First off, we're 1 for 4 since the "Little Brother" comment and it will never die because the media won't let it. Roiling up the in-state fanbases is good for radio talk-show ratings, comment page hits on newspaper websites, etc.
Second, Dantonio won't let it die because that is the tool he's used for the past 5 years to rally the players and fanbase behind him. He's taken one comment from one player and exaggerated it to become the default stereotype of our fanbase and program. Dantonio needs to push the idea that Michigan has no respect for MSU because it gives him tacit permission for all of his shenanigans.
The ironic part is that as much as Dantonio pushes the notion that Michigan is disrespectful of MSU, aside from Mike Hart, I can't name a single instance where a U of M representative publicly disrespected State. Yet in the 5 years since the 2007 game, Dantonio has disrespected U of M every chance he gets with snide remarks about, "Where's the Threat" and "60 minutes of unncessary roughness". He treats Michigan assistants rudely in public seminars and engages in all sorts of asshattery and the MSU faithful put up with it because he's engrained in the collective subconscious of Spartan Nation that somehow, Michigan has this coming to them.
It's going to be fun to watch how the tolerance level for his antics start to drop once the wins against Michigan become scarce again.
Dear Mr. Dantonio,
First and foremost, it was an excellent game and well-played by both teams. In many respects, the offensive and defensive statistics for this game were comparable and it was a man who has a timely fondness for brunettes who scored the deciding points in the end....literally, almost at the end. This was a dramatic finish, as I am sure you would agree.
Indeed, I had figured this game would probably come down to grit. It probably wouldn't be a high-scoring affair. You would give our offense fits, and our defense would do the same to you. We would not see the end zone a lot, and indeed, we never saw it - you had us beat there, for you did score a touchdown. Many assumed this game would be decided by defense. Indeed, even one of your fans said, "If UM scores 14 points, they will beat us. No way we get over that unless the D scores."
We only needed twelve. Efficient, no?
Completely agree - exactly what I said after that play.
Someone go get the fucking weed wacker out cuz he's still hiding in the weeds.
Oh I knew for sure Dantonio would have his team prepared, as would anyone who's watched MSU the last 3 years. And they still have probably the best defense in the conference, so I didn't expect us to top 20 pts.
I hope no one on MGo who's paid attention bet on us to cover the spread - State prepped hard for this game as always, and you saw it on the field today. (You also saw it on the field in their efforts against EMU, Indiana and Iowa /giggle)
Best defense in the conference? They held us to 12 but we held them to 10. Oh, and did you happen to see their defense vs indiana? Michigan has the best defense in the conference.
Dantonio anymore than the rest of us here.
But...that fake punt call was as gutsy as any i have seen. Considering the field position at the time, it could have sunk them big time if it had failed.
State is not good this year...but they get jacked for us like no other team does. Their defense is sound and very well coached.
Denard was barely average and Dileo saved our ass.
And of course.....brunettes.
It was gutsy, but when you look at where State was in their season, rolling the dice there probably didn't seem like much of a gamble to Dantonio. You make the first down, maybe you can pull off the upset and get yourself into bowl scenario that doesn't involve staying in the midwest. You don't make it, well Michigan is already ahead and you've shown no ability to move the ball against their defense and this season is already a tire fire.
I mean, it was a ballsy call, but I wonder if MSU was 7-0 and playing for the lead in the Legends Division instead of just salvaging some level of pride, woudl Dantonio have been quite so reckless?
Eat shit. You, your thug players, second class citizen fanbase and your entire university.
ORDER HAS BEEN RESTORED. GO BLUE!!
...oh, and a hearty FUCK DANTONIO to all you good people!
I'm brunette. Sorry 'bout that.
Go blue forever,
Oh, Kate. We love you.
State played a tough game, and they have a good defense, but they are also very, very one dimensional. One of their longest plays from scrimmage was the fake punt, and another was a play that should have been blown up for a 20 yard loss. They also fumbled twice inside their own 20 yard line in the 4th quarter, and were very lucky to recover both. They got plenty of breaks and bounces in a very ugly game.
Dantonio is still a douche, and considering the relative trajectories of the two teams, this may be the closest that Sparty gets for a while.
I think he called that play "Little 'Ginas."
Dantonio simply out-douched himself.
He thought he could end the game with his pathetic O.