While we await confirmation of Dantonio's alleged outburst, enjoy this story from the same HHSFCA clinic in Kalamazoo:
Mattison "stole the show"
Atta Boy. Mattison is the Man-ison.
His performance must have been killer.
Was Jan. 18, 2011 the day we hired Mattison? I just noticed that shirt in the MGoStore.
Yeah, Hoke was hired 1-11-11 and the assistants were all brought in on the 18th
I feel like that shirt is kind of a backhanded compliment to Hoke, suggesting that the arrival of Mattison & Co. was what bailed us out. Hoke did a lot in the week between those dates to lay the foundation of our 2011 success. It was then - before any assistants had been named - that he met with Denard and others and got them to pledge to stay. And of course he gave his legendary "This is Michigan forgodsakes" press conference on the 12th. IMO, that very moment he pwned Drew Sharp was when the turnaround began.
on August 26, 2011:
Alleged outburst? What happened?
One topic down, feast your eyes on the schadenfreude.
There is no concrete proof to the allegations that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO.
You mean that D-bag is in my hometown as we speak. I just might have to go say hi.
There is no concrete proof to the allegations that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO. In fact, there is no proof that the MSU coach ever checked into the hotel. The story that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO could be an internet rumor. If DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO we are sure someone would have some concrete evidence. Instead all we have is hearsay that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO. If we hear anything more about the story, we'll be sure to let you know. If anyone has video that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO we will pay a hefty reward. If you have any additional information that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO then we may compensate depending on the information. For the record, the story that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO has not been confirmed. Please check back to see news and updates of tonight's headline: DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO.
While I'm no fan of MD, I find it wildly inappropriate to keep insisting that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZO.
So, just so we're clear, I can't agree with the notion that DANTONIO STRANGLED FIVE HOTEL MAIDS WHILE AT THE RADISSON IN KALAMAZOO.
I gotta say I would have loved to have been able to be there and see that session. I really enjoy watching football for good defense, and would be really interested in learning the details that go into making a good defense.
I have just one thing to say to sportsfanjm1, who made a post in the comments section of that article.
I read his comments. He is one bitter and angry dude.
Shouldn't it be "U MAD LITTLE BRO?"
While we await confirmation of Dantonio's alleged outburst . . .
The same writer has an mlive story on the Hecklinski-Dantonio incident:
Hecklinski, filling in for Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, who was in Houston last night for the Bear Bryant Award ceremony, launched into a detailed presentation about the Wolverines’ way of recruiting — a little too detailed for Dantonio’s taste.
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.
Both sides later chalked it up to a misunderstanding in forum’s format.
Part of me is glad Heck took the high road and just sat down and let Dantonio dig his own grave, but part of me wishes he had said Your time's over, now Get the Fuck off My Stage.
"Pride comes before the fall".
I hope Mattison has Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on speed dial to "handle" the situation if Dantonio ever tries to interrupt him too.
Thats funny bc last i checked [Dantonio] wasnt the moderator at the clinic.. How arrogant to think you can just change the program in the middle of someones 15 min allotted time.. And they call us arrogant.. Dont let a few wins go to your head [Gentleman of questionable intelligence and morals].. What a classless [individual]!
[MOD ED: Stay classy, San Diego]
For some reason, I seriously doubt Dantonio would have interrupted Mattison. That being said, Dantonio probably should have sat down, shut up and taken notes from Hecklinski on how to recruit the state. Maybe it's a good thing he didn't.
... Tackle twist, double outside fire... otherwise known as the "Boob Fondle"... He aroused their excitement for the rest of the evening
Over at aa.com I beat the drum about how Hoke's character -- honor, integrity, hard work, responsibility, respect -- pays dividends when it comes to recruiting. I can't prove it, but I have to believe that kind of ethos appeals to a certain class of young men playing football.
Exhibiting this type of behavior can't help Dantonio ... and certainly now that the story is going semi-viral. Character matters. It looks like Dantonio is having a little trouble maintaining his.
I can't in my wildest dreams imagine Hoke doing anything like that.
Nice to hear. People remember Meyer talking about Mattison as the best recruiter he ever had, and he just seems like a guy who knows football and passionately shares that with others.