one wouldn't expect the "National Coach of the Year" to be a double digit underdog in his team's bowl game.
OT - CBS Sports, Rivals, and Scout name Mark Dantonio "National Coach of the Year"
of the year huh. Must have been his hard stance on his zero tolerance policy.
Chip Kelly, Gene Chizek or even Brett Bielema would have been better choices.
I think treadwell deserves more credit than dantonio personally
This is an intriguing point you make.
OSU went 11-1 and no one blinked because that's what they're supposed to do but 11-1 at MSU is a huge deal. So I can certainly see why Mark Dantonio won (and perhaps even deserved?!) the award.
What I think is crazy is how the expectations have been so low in the first place. To the point that 11-1 is the greatest thing that MSU fans have ever experienced. Think about it, they're a big state school, they have a rabid fan base, tons of alumni, more than enough money to spend on athletics as compared to many top programs, a large stadium, membership in a top football conference and so much more.
How, then, have they managed to be so aggressively mediocre for so long that one 11-1 season has gotten them more attention than they did in the past 10 years combined and ultimately resulted in MD being awarded COY.
Here's my best answer. Bad decision-making at the top (President, AD, etc...) combined with 3 first rate programs (M, ND, OSU) in the immediate geographic vicinity.
These two, in varying proportions at different times, explain why we've been mediocre for a few decades, IMHE.
Because I had gene chizik, come on. Two years ago the guy was 5-7 at iowa state, he took over a 5-7 auburn team, and now the coach that no one wanted has his team playing for their first BCS national title.
Also the head coach of potentially the most corrupt football team since SMU. Let's give him the Nobel while we're at it!
I have no problem if the choice is based strictly from on-the-field performance. IIRC, the only MSU coach to have a season like this one in the last thirty years was Nick Saban. I do, though, have a major problem with him being "the king of second chances." It just seems to be that by welcoming convicted, violent criminals back onto his team, he is at best enabling and at worst encouraging a criminal subculture at MSU.
Dantonio's policy regarding criminal behavior seems to run counter to any mandate to help develop his players as young men. Part of that development is holding people responsible for their actions by providing negative consequences for negative actions. Dantonio had a chance to make a statement for his program this season. Sadly, the only statement he made was that, at Michigan State University, if you can play ball, it doesn't matter what you do off the field.
To me, that does not qualify as "coach of the year," unless it is in a penal system league.
What the fuck do you know about what Michigan stands for? RR may not find success here, but you'll find few coaches who are as dedicated to his players. BTW, it's ironic you call him lil bro when you're the one trolling on a UM blog.
from your rant, that you are very sour about your ID tag. If not, you have become an internet contradiction. In both cases, you are not "All In". Stone cold bummer man.
At least have 50 points and somehwat of a rapport before you start saying stupid stuff.
and clued people in to immediately not read what you posted.
i'd say it worked.
quick question: how did MSU win a Big Ten Championship but UM only "shared" a NC in 1997 as you Spartans love to say?
but he'll still be a douchebag in the morning.
If I recall, didn't he sit out the Michigan and Wisconsin game? And when he came back they nearly shit the bed against NW before pulling one of their cute trick plays to pull it out.
Unless you are needed for victory. Then it's fine.
But I really just don't want to have to be reminded of it for a whole year, which I will. Guh.