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Ohio’s latest football export to the north? Michigan State’s defense

Most avid fans of Ohio State football know Michigan football has long made a living off talent from the Buckeye State. Mark Dantonio has taken up the practice at Michigan State over the past seven years, too, but that’s not all. Turns out the Spartans’ defensive strategy is a direct import from Ohio as well. Dantonio, of course, first became well known nationally when the defense...
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Reigning Conference & Rose Bowl Champs may be feeling disrepescted (Video)

While many of the Big 10 members spoke favorably of their Conference’s chances of placing one of their own in the inaugural College Football Playoffs, it is the reigning Big 10 and Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State Spartans may be feeling a little disrespected headed into the 2014 season.  The Spartans are not favored to repeat as the Ohio State Buckeyes were chosen to take...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Dantonio Thinks Michigan State Would Have Won Last Year’s National Championship If There Was A Playoff

For Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, the College Football Playoff is coming one year too late. According to the head coach of the Spartans, Michigan State would have won last year’s national championship if there was a playoff system in place, according to the Detroit News. While the Spartans did not get the chance to play for the national title, the team did win the 2013...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: MSU is once again a football school (Freep column)

In this week’s Detroit Free Press column I take a look at how Mark Dantonio has made MSU into a football school once again. As always, the column starts here and finishes at the Freep website. Generally it’s easy to tell the difference between a football school and a basketball school. Kentucky is synonymous with college basketball and Alabama lives and dies with it’s football...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Dantonio tweets pictures of Spartan Stadium renovations

The nearly $25 million construction project on the north end of Spartan Stadium has been going on for about a year, and Tuesday Michigan State fans got to see some of the nearly finished product thanks to Mark Dantonio’s twitter account. The project included a total face lift to the north side of the stadium, upgrades to the Spartan’s locker room as well as a new media room....
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Dantonio tweets photos of new Spartan Stadium addition and locker room

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio is pretty proud of the $24.5 million renovation to the north side of Spartan Stadium which is set to be completed in the coming weeks.  On Tuesday, Dantonio tweeted out some photos of the addition including the locker room, new entrance and recruiting room. courtesy of Michigan State University
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football lands pair of 3-star recruits

Monday was a successful day for Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Football program as it got verbal commitments from a pair of 2015 recruits. Felton Davis III turned down offers from several big-name programs in favor of Michigan StateFelton Davis III, a wide receiver from Virginia, and cornerback Josh Butler from Texas both committed to the Spartans Monday and will be the ninth...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: The Malik McDowell recruiting saga

If you were to ask anyone who is involved with high school football recruiting if they have ever heard a story as bizarre as Malik McDowell’s, the response would be a universal and resounding no. The reason? His mom played as big a role in his recruiting as he did. Malik McDowell chose to attend Michigan State despite his mother’s opinion of the schoolMcDowell, a five-star defensive...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio’s “Michiganian Of The Year” Plaque

Mark Dantonio has had it pretty good over the last 12 months. The Michigan State coach led the Spartans to an 11-1 regular season, a Big Ten championship game victory against Ohio State, and a Rose Bowl win against Stanford.  Recently, Dantonio was named a “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News. Here’s a photo of the plaque he received:
Via College Spun
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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