October 26th, 2014 at 8:28 AM ^

My sentiment exactly. I hope the next Michigan coach does this to Dantonio if/when he has the opportunity. This isn't 3rd grade soccer in Massachusetts. The players in this game can handle a little knife twisting and I'm totally in favor of it, even if we're the recipient on occasion.

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October 26th, 2014 at 1:58 AM ^

in my view of the concept of "running up the score," passing has to be involved. it's part of the unwritten rules. not being able to stop a team from running the ball is just your own shame and you deserve whatever happens.

yes, i think it was douchey to have their starters in the game, but i view running of the score as a multifaceted condition. and passing the football is a required part of the diagnosis.

late night BTB

October 26th, 2014 at 5:25 PM ^

If roles were reversed, I'd be mad that the more dominant team didn't score more.  MSU is fighting to get in the CFB playoff, they need to state their case.  

IMO, they were being very nice by not passing.  How many pass plays did they run in the 2nd half?  I'm having trouble remembering more than 5.  They were running the same run plays back to back and getting 5 yards a pop.  

Get real about running up the score.  They could've put up 50+ on us easily.  And they weren't even sharp yesterday.


October 26th, 2014 at 1:40 AM ^

i'm one of those blind homer types and i don't want hoke here anymore. I mean if I can't justify keeping him I don't know how anyone else could. I have to believe it's truly over for him now. by my count that's 5 losses by 89 ponts, 17.8 points per loss. We aren't really competitive with our peers. Isn't that why we got rid of the last guy? Next guy has to be a home run hire. No chances, no rebuilding. I personally want Jim Harbaugh. Not because of the Michigan ties. I just want someone who won't take any crap. This team has 0 passion. "HIRE HARBAUGH!" <clap, clap, clap, clap, clap>


October 26th, 2014 at 1:42 AM ^

Those people that laughed at and mocked Hoke all day are part of a Christian group? Not well versed with the tennants of their religion.


October 26th, 2014 at 1:49 AM ^

I don't think it's pathetic. We have talked about the Hayes 2 point conversion for 50 years. It was a severly classless play from a classless coach just like Woody going for 2. We need a coach who actually cares about this instead of falling in line as Dantonio's bitch. Harbaugh wouldn't give Dantonio a slap on the ass after it and would actually motivate his guys and not let them forget it all year. I seriously doubt that Hoke cares.


October 26th, 2014 at 2:09 AM ^

Yeah. Pretty classless to go for a TD when you could just take a knee with 20 some seconds left in the game. I don't think it was unexpected though. Mark Dantonio comes from the Bret Bielema school of douchebaggery.


October 26th, 2014 at 8:55 AM ^

for the losing team, down 28-3 with no chance of winning the game, to keep playing, score a TD, then go for two, but it is not ok for the winning team to keep playing as well?  


In the Notre Dame game, it was out of reach and Michigan seemed to give up, not hurrying to the line, punting, etc...and ND seemed to do the same.


It is big time athletics, you keep playing the game.

double blue

October 26th, 2014 at 10:08 AM ^

Are you a fing idiot The losing team trying to score is always acceptable . The winning team when they literally have it won, when they can take a knee and there is no conceivable way for them to lose the sportsman does just that. I did not expect them to take a knee until it was mathematically and physically impossible to lose- until then keep playing. If there had been 2 more minutes left on the clock no one would be complaining.

If he had the second string in that would be more acceptable. Blaming it on a. Player sticking a stake in the ground is at the level of adult thinking I should have expected from a pee brain like Dantonio. And hoke smiling is worse.

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October 26th, 2014 at 2:10 AM ^

i wasn't around but i doubt at the time ohio thought Michigan would go through a resurgence the following year. Much like how no one knew at the time Michigan would have such a huge downfall after the Mike Harts comments. It's interesting to note that Dantonio said that pride comes before the fall. This could be that watershed momment where the tides start to shift. Not for a Hoke coached mind you, he doesn't seem to be too concerend with all the losses piling up but perhaps the next guy who comes in here can use this as a motivation tool. It also could amount to nothing. Only time will tell...

Perkis-Size Me

October 26th, 2014 at 8:10 AM ^

Just like we loved John L Smith and John Cooper. Sorry to disappoint, MSU, but unless DB wants to be tarred and feathered on his way out of town, he'll be canning Hoke by season's end. The only question then is if we're able to get a competent coach in here or not.

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October 26th, 2014 at 8:25 AM ^

As a bit of historical precedent, Michigan fans LOVED Cooper at OSU.  The guy OSU brought in to replace him...not so much.

If I'm MSU, I'd enjoy this period of domination, because historically it isn't the case, and at some point UM is going to right the ship.


October 26th, 2014 at 9:15 AM ^

If Dantonio had put the 2nd string out there to get them some playing time, you could make a case for how the game ended.  How poetic would it have been if someone had drilled Cook at the end there?  And yes, yes, we are all big boys and should be able to take a little knife twisting in a rivalry game. Sure.  

AND, it should also serve as motivation at all levels.  For the players to never have to feel like this again. For the coaches to never let their players down to put them in such a position ever again.  And for the (next) AD to never allow for such abject failure to reign in the coaching ranks ever again. And so on.

So sure, ass-clowns do what ass -clowns do, Dantonio is world class in this regard.  And when the tide turns, I expect the new M coach to line up in the victory formation.  Let sparty be sparty, even when they win they suck.


October 26th, 2014 at 9:36 AM ^

The players brought the last TD on themselves. And,yes, everyone in the stadium knew Langford would keep getting the ball. How come Bolden didn't stop him? Did he trip over the stake on that last TD?

I understand where you're coming from, though. All you've got left it so think U-M teams and fans act with more class when that is obviously false. (See, for example, cheering when Drew Stanton got injured.) See, for example, spray painting the Spartan statue. See, for example, the spike in the field.


October 26th, 2014 at 9:50 AM ^

Michigan was up 42-3 on MSU in 2002 when they got the ball back with 2:30 left on the clock. They could have just kneeled it out, but instead they scored again to make it 49-3. They even threw a pass. 

Calling Dantonio an ass clown is hilarious. To me the ass clown is the guy who talks about toughness while his team gets walked over like they aren't even there. Then smiles about it like a simpleton after the game. 

It will never serve as motivation for this team with Hoke as the head coach. If we had a real coach, sure. But never under Hoke. He'll just tell them they played really hard and that it wasn't their fault and that they'll get em next time. 

Mabel Pines

October 26th, 2014 at 9:53 AM ^

But not because of this.  Everyone says say what you want and run the score up when you own the rivalry.  Fine.  But he was a huge clown when Mike Hart owned the rivalry, calling him little and just generally being a jerk. 

He's a tool because of how he acts off the field.  I don't understand why so many people on here love him so much.  Hoke's awful as a coach.  Needs to be fired.  But Dantonio is a classless jerk.


October 26th, 2014 at 10:48 AM ^

At 35-3 in the 4th quarter we had our starters in while we scored another touchdown. That made it 42-3 with nine minutes left. 

We scored with 1:03 left on the clock. Could have easily just taken a knee, turnover on downs. Instead the ball was punched in. 49-3. 

The scenarios might not be exactly the same, but from what some people on here view as "classy", Michigan certainly wasn't on that day. It was probably, I dunno, payback for the year before. Imagine that. Paying someone back for an earlier slight. 


October 26th, 2014 at 10:25 AM ^

If nothing else, I am simply happy to have perhaps revived a classic handle: "Ass Clown".  Actually, the full version of this handle is derived from the movie "Office Space" and it is fully stated as "no talent ass clown".   So perhaps the full version does not apply to Dantonio as he has certainly owned Hoke and RRod.  However I stand by my original assertion that the back half (ass clown) applies.  And yes, as suggested previously, one could reasonably apply the entire handle: "no talent ass clown" to our coach.

So there you have it.


October 26th, 2014 at 11:03 AM ^

We'll miss you, Lloyd

We'll miss you, Rich.

We'll miss you, Brady.

It will be nice when Michigan finally once again has a coach that won't be "missed" by fans of rivals.