I'm going to the PIttsburgh Coaches Clinic this weekend. Dantonio is the keynote speaker. Is anyone else going? Anything you'd like me to say or ask Dantonio if I should bump into him? Walt Harris and David Shaw are also presenting.
Pittsburgh Coaches Clinic
Don't be an RCMB. Say good morning to Dantonio like an adult, and go along with your day. Whatever he does is on him.
if you get the chance, punch him in the dong, shout, "Go Bucks!", and run away.
I'd be OK with that.
Works for me.
Ask him how he develops his 2/3 star players into all conference players. Then, email answer to Hoke.
Sometimes I hope Michigan has a great season so these ridiculous posts will stop, but then I tend to think that, no matter what the head coach of Michigan does, there will always be some ridiculous criticism floating around.
When I was younger, I didn't like constructive criticism either.
in what way was your criticism constructive?
Well, to be fair, he intends to email the answer to Hoke, which seems constructive enough.
I think you need to stop seeing stars. If you were to remove the star and rating system that 'after-market' organizations, rather than the coaches, use, how does that re-frame the debate? Coaches presumably seek out kids they think are best suited for the systems they run. Sometimes these kids and the after-market stars you see by align, but over and over they do not.
Better questions are, How good are coaches at spotting talent that is best suited to their coaching and playcalling? And then, How good are they at getting those players to sign? And then, How good are they at developing those players?
Start asking questions that better align with reality, and then use those to judge coaching staffs.
RIDICULOUS - 2 games in a row with negative rushing yards.
CRITICISM - The above ridiculous is not ok.
Then ask him what he's going to do with half of them off his defense.
I went to it last year. I chose not to go this year, and part of it was because Dantonio is speaking. I'll be going to a different one instead. I also didn't like the setup of the conference rooms as much as a couple other places I've been, and the hotel was kind of lame and a poor location.
on Staee's MBB team, and how it's affected their season.
And not just cover 4 DB play. Dantonio learned from the best (Saban) about defensive back play, and that's where he made his bacon before moving up in the coaching world. From my experience he is very good at displaying that.
I wouldn't be too interested on his topic of "Winning Thoughts" however. Those types of presentations never really connected with me, as I think each coach handles that in different ways and relying too much on what someone talks about in a presentation (rather than say, by seeing it through example) is pretty pointless.
.... what Jaya Crowe saw on her visit and why he would yell at her.
If he likes movies with gladiators.
"Hey Mark (Coach D if you like), the coaching staff and I have really been at odds about this lately and I'm wondering what your opinion is on the matter, if you could help us out. Better female performer: Cher or Shania Twain?"
If he answers Cher, reply: "Do you believe in life after love?"
If he answers Shania Twain: "That don't impress me much".
If he knows how to answer those responses, then you know he's a true fan.
Ask him if he cried at the end of Marley and Me.
Dantonio? No way. Sat there stoic as ever.
Hoke? Of course. Bawling, and not ashamed at all.
Meyer? He excused himself to the restroom, whereupon he cried like a little girl. Then he retruned and made fun of Hoke.
had pizza by himself when he was in the can, by the way.
Ask him if this year (since winning the Rose Bowl) his recruiting tactic will be to sing TLC - Scrubs to potential recruits.
Never been to Pitt for a clinic. Was in Nashville for one last week. Heard some okay speakers and had a blast at night. Fun town to visit. My cool story bro moment of the week.
if Sparty had not won the Rose Bowl. When uttered, Dantonio's "now imagine your feet in the Rose Bowl" line had a real Dan Gilbert-Larry O'Brien Trophy guarantee feel to it once. Now...
Pat him on the back and say "How ya doin' little brother!?"
(just for the reaction)
By Pittsburgh coaching clinic, I thought you were being ironic about Dan Bylsma's preparation of the USA gameplan today...
We should grab a beer or lunch my crew just got the the Tree.