LJ

January 16th, 2015 at 12:24 PM ^

There is a clip on the Freep site of Dantonio's talk.  He spends a good portion of it parroting off stats about how great MSU has been the past 5 years.  Which they have been.  But how useful is that to MHSAA football coaches at a clinic?

I am not normally one to criticize opposing coaches & players, knowing that those kinds of comments are usually driven by bias (and often sour grapes).  But regardless of the colors he wears, I do not like that man.

csmhowitzer

January 16th, 2015 at 12:56 PM ^

Just applying some critical thinking here, but I also watched the video of MD's speech. He started off with that to lead into his talking points about how to coach for success or whatever he titled the 5 goals.

I do not mean to defend the jerk, but I didn't see anything wrong with what he said. 

I do however see where you're coming from. He could've talked about his 5 goals or whatever without referencing his team specifically. Just like at the last one, when he interrupted Heck, he had to point out that "I didn't want it to be a recruiting speech for only Michigan", but this time he wanted it to be about MSU? The pictures in the slides kept showing the cotton bowl and the final score.

Okay, I give in. I totally agree with your point now. 

MontuckyYooper

January 16th, 2015 at 12:18 PM ^

"I've been in a three point stance for the last three weeks during this dead period.  Now I feel like I'm liberated to go talk to coaches and recruit student athletes.  I get to run around now."

csmhowitzer

January 16th, 2015 at 12:48 PM ^

The three point stance he does on stage is awesome! Haha, he's so into this! You can tell he's just excited and thrilled to be here. It really makes me excited for next year. We have a coach!

Michigan House '75

January 16th, 2015 at 7:07 PM ^

I'm glad Dantonio ' s personality was taken - or lack thereof. What a bore. Loved Coach Harbaugh's pacing back and forth, speaking from the heart, the 3 point stance and wanting to play as long as possible, coach then die as opposed to Dantonio's stiff, uninspired slide show talking point presentation.

ghostofhoke

January 16th, 2015 at 7:48 PM ^

I'm going to curse a few times to make my point here so be forewarned. I vividly remember prior to even the rumors heating up about Harbaugh coming to Michigan, reading and hearing multiple people say things like "he doesn't want to recruit, his heart is all about Super Bowls and the NFL". I want to make it very clear that the people who said that any bullshit even remotely along those lines should never be heard from again. Clearly, there are people who can claim to know and understand someone without having ANY FUCKING CLUE about a person. 3 minutes spent with this guy or watching him speak you instantly know that a) he has relished the opportunity to be back around family and have his dad be around the Michigan program again--real subtle acceptance of that applause on Jack's part by the way--not a knock, that was awesome! 2) the enthusiasm he has for recruiting and being around coaches and kids is absolutely invigorating and amazing to see.

So in closing, people are really fucking stupid.

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