The interaction from Saturday's game keeps coming up in discussion and while I am happy to see Michigan players stand up for themselves such as Onwenu; I can't shake images from my head of State players aggressively laying into Michigan players after the whistle. Further, I have never forgotten William Gholston's attempt to break the neck of Denard Robinson in 2011. Gholston earned a meager one game suspension for his malicious attack.
This brought me to one final thought in hopes of making an argument. I remember the graph created from a user on this blog to demonstrate the stark contrast between the level of holding calls earned by other Big 10 teams versus Michigan and I was wondering if we can research and provide all the cases of altercations and attempts since 2007 to injury in order to make the argument that Mark Dantanio is in fact coaching or at least encouraging this stuff?
I may be wrong in my theory but at this point and especially with what occurred yesterday with Michigan State's attempt at intimidation during their "walk;" I wouldn't put it past him.
Here are some of the examples of note:
William Gholston's head and neck twist on Denard Robinson
Denard slammed to the ground by Marcus Rush
Jacub Panasiuk's attempt to take out Cesar Ruiz
#96 trash. Resulting to intentionally trying to hurt my teammate. pic.twitter.com/SV5cuoLW6O— Michael Onwenu (@_MXKEY) October 21, 2018