It seems that the "Dean of Discipline" has struck again. I'm sure that neither informative details nor follow-up questions will ensue.
Can't say enough about how classy their football program is. Just a really classy group of guys.
Missing two days of March practices? Shouldn't that be prohibited by the 8th Amendment? Harsh, Coach D!
Coach D has a very strict 4 strike policy. You must strike four individuals in order to face any possible consequences.
counts as one individual.
"I don't see what the big deal is. Everyone beats fools up in a bar and runs from the cops..."
Is your dog for sale? I'm very good at giving tattoos.
You left out the part where Dion Sims is back on the team after pleading guilty to participating in a scheme to steal Apple MacBooks from Detroit Public Schools.
This is probably the least surprising news I've heard all day.
I saw that one...but at least Sims was temporarily booted off the team. One could argue that some discipline was enforced in that instance. That decision must have been made when Dantonio was on vacation.
I like the "two practices" thing though. It meshes nicely with the "two" games that Tressel was originally suspended. I guess three isn't the magic number anymore. I wonder if Mark Hollis is worried about Dantonio firing him?
That crystalizes the difference. There is just no way any guy, no matter how valuable, who was involved in that sort of thing would ever be brought back to the Michigan squad. I sincerely believe that the fans wouldn't condone it to start with. Way different places, way different standards, and way different level of scrutiny.
I hope you mean the OSU scandall and not the kids from MSU. Don't think for a second that no UofM player has ever been in trouble for drinking/fighting/MIP/etc. and stayed on the team. Remember that they were trying to run from the police, not fighting the police. I think I would feel differently if they assaulted an officer. But Mo Williams, Brian Griese, Jim Harbaugh, for a few examples, all had troubles and had the discipline handled internally. Jake Long has his house burn down as a sophmore and the picture in the Michigan Daily had a keg in the living room. Lets try not to get too high and mighty.
I think he was talking about what Dion Sims was involved in.
"Beergate" or "Kmartgate" (I think it was Kmart...some store) where players knew employees and were getting free stuff. Otherwise know as "stealing". And they weren't all kicked out. So it's not like it never happens.
Internally? "I sent them a very stern text message to tell them that what they did was not nice. They ought to appologize via twitter for their actions. I will make sure that if they do this again, it wont be a text message....it will be a 4 paragraph email."
Mark Dantonio on discipline
punishment, 2 spring practices is all it said.
Dantonio is a joke. Period.
Sounds like Dantonio is angling for that Ohio State job yet again. Being soft on crime is a big prerequisite.
... the Tressel Tree.
What a joke
Mark Dantonios lack of control over the program and failure to punish offenders in an appropriate manner will keep him from ever getting a job with a big time program -- no matter how much success he has at MSU.
Even if tuos decides to fire Saint Tressel, Dantonio won't be on a top 50 list of replacements.
I would like to agree, but there are so many programs that tolerate and accept such behavior and lack of dicipline as long as it means winning. Kind of sad.
This kind of (read: lack of) discipline has to be appealing to some recruits. If it already hasn't, this will create a culture at MSU that will appeal to people who like to "beat up fools in bars and run from the cops". The awesome part about this is that they will eventually be overrun by those types of people. The problem will just get worse.
If guys know, "Hey-I'm bound to get in trouble, sooner or later. I'm gonna play for coach Dantonio. He'll let me play if I screw up.", then it's only a matter of time before they have another Rather Hall party.
This is no where near the level of fun of watching what's going on in Columbus, but it's still fun.
Stories like this are why picking on Spartan trolls never, ever gets old. Poor bastards.
In other Sparty related news, 6' 10" sophomore center Garrick Sherman has decided to transfer from Michigan State.
2011: The Return of Sparty Mediocrity continues.
Blown out in Capital One bowl by Alabama 49-7
Chris Allen dismissed
Korie Lusious dismissed
Basketball team loses to Michigan AT BRESLIN 57 - 61....
Beaten decisively by Michigan in football recruiting by a coach who has been on the job for 3 weeks. (Rivals ranks: Michigan #21 MSU #31 after UofM fell to 10 total recruits and a #41 ranking)
SWEPT by Big Brother in basketball for the first time since 1997.
Hockey Coach retires and subsequently goes postal on Eskimos in Alaska
Hires a new hockey coach whose only head coaching experience was at UofM Dearborn (club team).
Brian Linthicum and Max Bullough (19 years old) arrested in Colorado. Linthicum for assault and eluding police, Bullough for MIP and eluding police.
Chris Allen was actually dismissed last summer.
Don't worry guys he's probably giving out demerits. Three of those gets you a citation. Five citations and you're looking at a violation. Keep it up and with four of those you'll receive a verbal warning. Two of those and it'll land you in a world of hurt in the form of a written disciplinary review placed on the desk of his immediate superior.
What is this a quote from? it made me HALOL.
It's a quote from The Office, one of the better openings in my opinion.
Dantonio always knows the best way to discipline his players.
Remember when he suspended Glenn Winston for that HUGE game against Montana State?
Now THAT'S what I call punishment.
BTW, in light over everything that Tressel has been accused of recently, is it a wonder that Mark Dantonio is a Vest disciple?
this is pathetic. so if you accept free cars or tattoes you have to sit out about half your football season, but if you STEAL laptops from people who work hard to earn them then you only sit out for only double the number of games as if you accepted free tattoes?
I understand that accepting cars or money from boosters is against NCAA rules, but come on, stealing laptops from children is on a whole different level, IT IS ILLEGAL IN FEDERAL LAW. This player should be thrown in jail and banned from playing college ball ever again.
"Handling it internally," means that until their arraignment on April 19, the two players must "internalize" the nature of their offense, and try to place themselves in the position of the folks in the bar in Aspen who got roughed up, and of the cops who had to chase them down. They'll need to truly feel sorry for what they did, and then get dressed for practice.
I have some MSU friends who aren't very happy with Dantonio's discipline, either. They think the whole Chris L. Rucker thing was a joke. I haven't discussed the Linthicum, Bullough, and Sims things...but yeah. When MSU fans agree about a lack of discipline, then you know something's wrong.
a discpline daddy.
These criminals are better off at MSU than playing basketball at K-Zoo central. Their coach sat a starter and 2 key reserves for the title game for being late for a curfew. Heck at State they would make you team captain for that.
Yup, dirt is still dirty.
MSU believes most strongly in ninth chances.