Why should we care?
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Why should we care?
Because it's more relevant than a drinking or retiring thread.
Also I like to think Tom Gholston's underacheiving had something to do with this, which is enjoyable to me.
Don't quote me on this just yet, but I think Ted Gill was Hoke's dline coach at ball state. Sooo...there's that and shit.
Well. I retract my statement with this info now.
then took time out of your life to post a response. That looks like an awful lot of caring for someone who isn't sure why he cares.
Frankly, your retort is annoying and cliche to the point that it's infinitely more obnoxious than the comment it's in response to. Just give it a rest.
Well said. The level of effort required to click a post and then type something coherrent in my native language is pretty much zero, and says nothing about what I do or do not care about.
In fairness to LB, his avatar is a dead horse. So..
Well they don't have any d-linemen so I don't see why they need a DL coach.
I watched To Rome With Love tonight. Woody Allen flick. Highly recommended.
Interesting. Was it Ted Gill who was responsible for MSU's DL being pretty good the past few years, or was it the D coord?
Ligitimate question, I really don't know. This seems an odd move to me
Ted Gill has a very good resume.
Also, Defensive Coordinator for the 2002 Grey Cup Champion Montreal Alouettes.
Good thing he graduated and was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
What Green is it that we want to go?
You know, the one that has been the subject of over 130 threads on this blog.
a mutual parting of the ways? Gill will land on his feet quickly.
Coach D: "Ted, come in here a minute".
Coach Gill: "Okay Mark, what is it?"
Coach D: "Ted, our failures of the past season...in recruiting, in losing most of the top talent in the state, in our offensive performance, in Coach Roushar's playcalling, in Tom Gholston's regression, in our not laying in the weeds...it's ALL YOUR FAULT!
I'm going to have to let you go. Leave your stuff by my Kirk Cousins statuette. KThanx.
Doesn't MSU have a decent dental school? I guess they don't provide dental insurance to their coaches. Dantonio's teeth are f**ked up.
Now i know why he never smiles. All this time i thought he was just a huge cockend.
I'm more disturbed by what, from my professional medical perspective, looks like a case of anemia in Mark Dantonio. He's as sallow as he can be. Can you imagine him tearing into a slab of ribs specially prepared by the mother of a prize recruit from, say, Selma, or Foley Alabama? There would be far too much meat on that plate for any trust to develop! Plus he didn't even touch his okra or his collards!
No msu bashing but mark looks like a f*cking vampire or something. One mentioned Gollum (lol) but it's like a mix of Gollum, The Emperor from Star Wars (sorry, don't know actual name as I'm not a big fan) and a vampire. Just scary looking. As for the firing, they're going after a big Canadian DL and he fires a coach who has turned no name DL into real players and has Canadian experience. I just can't get over how bad he looks. Does he really have anemia aside from his heart issues? Again, not bashing msu. Real question.
He'd make a perfect Greyjoy.
And now young skywalker, you will die...
I heard it was because he had a telephone interview with Central Michigan. He was overheard saying he would love to move up in life, and take a job with the number two program in the state.
Or maybe it's because he's been spotted at Michigan Basketball home games.
This seems like an incredibly stupid move by Dantonio.
The more the merrier!
The Extreme AND the Allouettes. Talk about a journeyman...
Dear Coach Dantonio,
The only reason you've been winning any games the last few years is your Defense. Letting ANYONE from your defensive staff go is as dumb as we would expect from you. Carry on.
Please have roushar coach D-line as well....
MSU had one of the top 10 defense in the country and best in the B1G. If something isn't broke don't fix it. MSU will regret this move. Moreover, they were better off firing their OC after their horrible offensive production this year.
Hmmm. Worthy, White, Gholston, Rush. Didn't think D-line was the weak link of that team the last few years.
If Roushar didn't have some sort of pictures etc. then I wonder what keeps him around...
In fairness to Roushar that team is one year removed from a good two year offensive run. If the O does not improve this year or next I'm guessing the Dantonio/Roushar thing will be the classic case of coach loyalty. Similar to Mack Brown refusing to let Greg Davis go for years until it was too late. Can't blame him. Coaches preach loyalty every day to their players. Not surprising when they are overly loyal to their coaches.
Roushar's only been their OC for two seasons (2011 and '12). They were pretty good offensively in '11, but nothing really remarkable, especially given how much talent they had.
D-line was the weak link of the defense this year, they just couldn't get pressure. Look at Gholston, 2 years on the line and he developed no technique at all. But that's not the main reason for the fire, imo. He's getting old and he hates recruiting. The prospects that he recruited in the past few years:
2013 - none
2012 - David Fennell (Family Connection)
2011 - Darien Harris, Matt Romando (Family/friend Connection, eventually transferred)
2010 - None
2009 - None
the coach (dantonio), "look,last year was so shitty that we need to make a statement. Someone needs to go, and if next year is as bad.......you're fired."
Considering his recent run of success, I can't imagine one bad season would put Dantonio on the hot-seat. Hollis isn't stupid.
This IS the guy who hired Tom Anastos to head their hockey program.....
Maybe he was taking official visits!
the last couple of years (seeking JUCO guys is a bad sign). Maybe recruits are not impressed. Maybe Gill stood up in the weeds.
Seems like Dantonio is pinning everything on Gill and I think it will hurt MSU.