He made the call to block the punt.
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
He made the call to block the punt.
He has to say that. There's no way any college coach hangs a player out to dry like that.
This picture never gets old.
Can a guy's face get any redder than that? This picture is unreal. The difference between Hoke and Kelly dealing with their players is like night and day. Who would feel uncomfortable sending their kid to be coached by Hoke after seeing this difference? That, and it being Michigan, fergodsakes.
Admitting he made the call doesn't mean he actually made it. Not just me, but a lot of other people think Dantonio stepped up to take the bullet so his player wouldn't have to. Good arguments can be made both ways on whether to try to go for the block or not in that situation. Since it can be argued whether Dantonio made the call or not, that's why I asked if you can tell by watching the play (the actions of the 11 players) if a block was on or not.
I went back and rewatched it to me and it didn't look like a full blown punt block. The guys in the middle rushed pretty hard but the other guy on the outside took coverage and bailed- Lewis was the only one that seemed to go hard after the punter. I don't know if that's how punt blocks work...but it seems like if you're trying to block it you send everybody.
If so kudos to Dantonio for taking one for a player. If that's true, I think that's pretty cool and probably saved the kid a lifetime of humiliation.
I think it's fair to say that Sparty is butt hurt right now.
BTW I still don't get why they hate on us for having fans that didn't attend UM? Jealousy I guess...
Spartan fans are strangely proud of the fact that no one outside of East Lansing cares about their football team enough to fill up their stadium. Then they get really upset when bowl season comes around and they get passed over for a team that has a large nation-wide fanbase. It's quite ironic actually
but I don't even think they know what "Wal-Mart Wolverine" means, sometimes.
I went to a volleyball game in East Lansing with the student section and their "cheerleaders" (really just a gang of bros by the bleachers) chanted "Wal-Mart Wolverines" at us.
And by "us," I mean the pep band.
Gee, I rarely run into a "Wal-Mart Spartan"
Is this john ringle? I work at rays
Can we at least drop the "at home sitting on the couch" garbage? Can anyone point out an intact couch in East Lansing after last night? It is physically impossible to sit on a couch in EL after the greatest SPARTY NO moment to date.
Tulip Boy is assuming that Michigan players have the same obsession with MSMoo that Sparty has with UM.
Speaking as a UM grad and lifelong fan, I couldn't give a rat's ass what MooU does unless we are playing them.
little brother understands that even with a win head-to-head, he will never measure up against michigan.
temper tantrum follows.
U MAD, LIL BRO?
MSU says they got treated unfairly by the BCS. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
The usual arguments involve their stupid game-ending penalty this week, their lucky, deflected hail mary overturned-call pass a few weeks ago, their multiple blowout losses to teams beaten by UM and their failure to even meet the minimal 14th-or-better rank for a shot at the BCS
MSU’s counterargument asks us to focus just on the UM MSU game. OK, let’s do that, since it reveals another good reason for NOT giving MSU any special BCS consideration.
Their unsportsmanlike, intentionally injurious acts in that game bordered on overt cheating by coaches and players known for such behavior.
-Gholston’s two assaults with intent to injure on UM’s star QB. (First, Gholston jumped on a pile after a play was over, reached down over 3-4 teammates in order to grab Denard’s facemask. He then jerked it 180 degrees in a clearly intentional effort to injure the neck of the helpless QB on the bottom of the pile. Later he punched Lewan in the neck after a play was over.) Gholston should have been thrown out of the game for either offense, but was allowed to continue “playing.” Only the next week was Gholston suspended for a game, but that was far too late to compensate Michigan for the injuries.
- in one of half a dozen other personal fouls (and ignoring many others not seen or called), another MSU player once again hit Denard after the whistle. The assailant from MSU got only a 15 yard penalty. Denard had to leave the game—the equivalent of a game misconduct penalty for doing nothing.
So you MSU boosters out there---you tell me about “fair” treatment. Also, remember that these assaults were not isolated occurences from one or two players but may have involved direct or indirect approval of the coaches.
--The DC in that game exhorted the team to play “60 minutes of unnecessary roughness” (including time between plays)
-the HC already had a track record of players who intentionally injured the opposing team’s best players (recall Dantonio’s previous coaching of an OSU player who intentionally and repeatedly hit a Wisc QB in the throat in order to disable him).
-these coachesactively recruited felons and reinstated a dozen or more players involved in a group assault.
That’s not the kind of team that deserves prime-time TV coverage, which will inspire a new generation of young people.
So, when the MSU boosters cry about not being treated fairly, it reveals a complete unawareness of their own shameful public image. Their pathetic whining about fairness also reeks of hypocrisy
I say we whip em in the big house next season!
Pitchfork crowd 1 Me 0
I'm here for the negbang.
Don't make a shitty thread and then complain when it gets slammed. Mods should keep this thread up as a lesson
Not Complaining....I made a mistake, I'm owning up to it if anything.... Maybe I should go back to the guy who ran into Lloyd Brady at the Ohio Game....
Stand up and take your negbang like a man.
Just close your eyes and go to your happy place. It'll be over soon.
Is a stand up dude when it doesn't come to Michigan. He is like the noble General who knows the consequences of being "The Guy". If he did, cool. If he didn't call it, cool. Doesn't make a difference, we get to top our cereal and anything else you can think of with Sugar and hopefully get to hold that Sugar Bowl on January 3rd. The rest does not matter, I want the Big Ten to do good, and that goes for Sparty. I mean I cant stand the SEC but if the Big Ten went 1-9 and we were the only winners, then I am cool with that cause that means we won. I do not care about anybody else but Team 132. And for the last time, please no responses about how we dont deserve this bowl game, Virginia Tech does not deserve this bowl game. Can I get the resumes for Boise and Kansas State. No way both were getting in but damn man. I mean I havent seen one post (forgive me if Im wrong) about Alabama losing a three point game, not winning their conference, and still getting into the title game. Ohio 42 Michigan 39. Where was that game at? Well we all get screwed their Sparty but maybe its me but honestly you need to leave those weak excuses at home, go win the Outback Bowl and then come back strong next year. I mean I remember Urban Meyer on TV selling Florida like it was his own kid in '06 and then what happened next year. He and his Florida boys got handled in their own back yard by the very team that he snubbed. So please stop the complaining and go out and handle your business. Go Blue! Go Team 132!
P.S. By the way there is no chance the Spartans you walk out of Ann Arbor with a win next year! So you might want to start focusing on the present or Georgia is gonna run up and down the field and put up 43 points on you. LOL! If Georgia scores 24 I will be overly impressed.
Don't forget to add that Dantonio is still a douchebag.