Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The Second Coming of John L. Smith?
After getting rid of goofy John L. Smith in November, Michigan State hired Mark Dantonio from Cincinnati, seemingly a grounded and fairly normal being with a solid football resume. Dantonio announced that beating Michigan was at the top of his "to-do" list, which brought cheers from the Spartan faithful.
He installed a clock in the Spartan practice facility that counted down the seconds until the Michigan game.
"At least they'll be on time for the game," Michigan left tackle Jake Long remarked.
This pissing match was just beginning.
At the start of the season, Dantonio asked if there should be a moment of silence after being told on his postgame radio show that the Wolverines had lost to Appalachian State. Michigan waited to deliver its response on Saturday in the form of a 28-24 victory over Sparty, followed by Wolverine players huddling at midfield for a "moment of silence." Running back Mike Hart then poured it on, referring to Michigan State as a "little brother" of Michigan.
That brings us to the above video of Dantonio, who is beginning to look more and more like another John L. Smith.
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