I am mostly posting this for reference when the day comes 350 some odd days from now when Dantonio takes affront for a UM player sneezing within 2 hours of his presence as an affront to his manhood, all of Spartanhood, and greater mankind - we can just say "oh really now?"
Friday some ESPN show call First Take was on campus in EL with Gameday. Per this Eleven Warriors piece Dantonio was asked if "we got a win coming tommorow right?" his response was "we got a win coming."
Now of course the normal coach speak is to say "we are going to have 2 great competitors coming out tomorow and it's gonna be a heck of game"... or if you are Lou Holtz circa 1994 "I doubt we have even a 2% chance to win tomorrow, this MAC team we are playing is one of the best MAC teams I have ever seen or anyone has ever seen..." (for those of you too young, Holtz would build up any opponent as the greatest thing on earth).
But this is not a normal coach in EL; this is one who takes affront to anything on Earth said against him, his program, his players, or anything with 50 miles of campus. So it was shocking to hear. And I'm sure he wanted to take his foot right back out of his mouth.
Now of course Spartan Nation immediately defended him and said this was a leading question - how else should he answer... no? (I outlined proper answers by a coach 2 paragraphs earlier). The same group of people who would have cried bloody murder, bulletin board material, a lack of respect, and all the now tired cliches if Meyer had said "we got a win coming."
If one were a cynic one might even say Dantonio was incredibly prideful. You know, like right before a fall was coming ... within 30 hours. So as the MSU faithful said it was no big deal, master philosopher Urban, who apparently is also a jedi master in manufacturing disrespect saw differently. How do we know this?
Well young Ezekiel Elliott went to twitter post game with some parting shots including a final shot of the movie 300 with a lot of flattened Spartans laid out post battle - but the one that must have stuck in Dantonio's craw (because as we know he monitors opposing RBs comment very closely)
The worst feeling is talking too much and not backin it up. Love my brothers on the next one. Go Bucks! #DontGuaranteeWinsCoach
In the words of the great philosopher queen Mrs. Bielemna. .... karma.