Dear Dantonio

Submitted by Jinxed on October 20th, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Dear Dantonio,

Thanks for passing on that second down. Couldn't have done it without you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michigan Fans Everywhere

Comments

BeantownWolverine

October 21st, 2012 at 2:05 AM ^

 

IMO, it doesn't matter whether it is inside their own 20 or not. Aside from giving away TO's, worst thing that can happen when covering punts is allowing them to get a new set of downs. You should ALWAYS be prepared for fakes upon punting. That's the bottom line. Our special team was totally at the wrong place at the wrong time for that play.

roosterbaan

October 20th, 2012 at 7:01 PM ^

agree. hate dantonio, but he has brass balls. if I were a state fan, i'd think he is amazing. that fake punt was an amazing call due to the timing.

that having been said, GO BLUE!

Purkinje

October 20th, 2012 at 9:07 PM ^

Dear Dantonio, Thanks for win #900, brah. Invite us to the party when you're playing for 900 in 30 years.

 

EDIT: Better make that around 50 years. They'd have to average 9 wins a year to make it 30.

Perkis-Size Me

October 20th, 2012 at 7:03 PM ^

Hate Dantonio, but got to credit him. His guys came ready to play. I know we won today, but I don't think Sparty is going away anytime soon. As long as Dantonio is around, they should at least be competitive.

Tagg

October 20th, 2012 at 7:15 PM ^

Have you ever been on the MSU campus? They live and die for one game and one game only. If they went 1-11 and the the one win was against Michigan it would be a good season. Not trying to be dick on the beautiful day but that's what Sparty wants, all or nothing against Michigan.

evenyoubrutus

October 20th, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

Actually I am married to an MSU grad (but she's a Mich fan) and I lived in Lansing for two years. I think 2/3 of the fanbase hates that attitude and would prefer a Big Ten championship. Just my anecdotal experience though.

Tagg

October 20th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

My dog has been very sick lately and I've been on the campus a lot and they have all told me they don't care what happens as long as MSU beats Michigan. Now that could be because their season has been less than expected but that was the attitude at least this year from 9 out 10 people I have come in contact with. All have been cool about it though.

SHub'68

October 20th, 2012 at 8:09 PM ^

My Staee fan brother used to criticize me because we had such higher goals that our season could be ruined by a single loss. His logic was that as a State fan it was much more fun because they could live for a big win over Michigan every few years. Seriously. He said this...

bronxblue

October 20th, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

You play to win the game!

Yeah, not the brightest offensive gameplan in the world.  It was funny to see MSU clearly go all out for this game, yet still crap the bed at the end.

michchi85

October 20th, 2012 at 7:08 PM ^

Had his team ready to play.  Ballsy fake punt but that's what he does.  Can't hate him for his coaching today, but I hope he makes a fool out of himself in the press conference.  Pride before fall!

michchi85

October 20th, 2012 at 7:08 PM ^

Had his team ready to play.  Ballsy fake punt but that's what he does.  Can't hate him for his coaching today, but I hope he makes a fool out of himself in the press conference.  Pride before fall!

mackbru

October 20th, 2012 at 7:22 PM ^

God, it must suck to lose the one game that gives you a modicum of self-worth. Now you're just stuck at a second-rate university in a cow-town.

mrlmichael

October 20th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

The defense came out and played well for them today. Fake punt was ballsy, but they still lost. The real problem for them is they are not going to make a bowl game most likely. 4-4 right now with @Wisconsin vs Nebraska coming up next. Tough Northwestern team remaining to and close out the season with Minnesota. 

GoBlueInIowa

October 20th, 2012 at 7:47 PM ^

Fake punt was ballsy and worked but if you think about it it was a horrible call - I know I know it worked, but the risk at that point of the game and field, if it didn't work it would have more than likely been game. Anyway, knew they were going to fake one, really surprised that we weren't more prepared for that. Not going to waste any more of my wonderful night discussing msu play calling.