Mark Dantonio’s Tough Talk

Winning the Rose Bowl will change the way in which a program is perceived. It can certainly give a head coach the freedom to speak boldly about his team and announce to the world that the past no longer matters.

Michigan State was an “almost-but-not-quite” program for a long time. However, a Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl conquest of Stanford have stripped away the “second-class citizen” label from the Spartans. Their coach, Mark Dantonio, is speaking with the confidence of a man who knows his program is strong, and who wants his players to carry themselves accordingly.

Here’s the Tuesday statement from Dantonio which caused a particularly big stir, especially in that ever-vigilant community known as #FSUTwitter:

Added context from Coaching Search and 247 Sports appears here:




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