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Episode 33: Mark Dantonio

Great Dane Nation

On the 33rd episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by Michigan State legend Mark Dantonio (04:21 – 55:23). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll), where the guys talk about the dramatic story that led to Morten choosing Michigan State as his college over Purdue way back in 1978 (01:10).We then move to our interview with Mark, where he discusses a wide array of topics: why it was so important to get successful NFL alumni back in the fold with the Michigan State program (05:50); playing his college ball at South Carolina, and the long path Mark took to becoming a head coach at the Division 1 level (07:44); what it was like playing with Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers (09:04); why working under Jim Tressel at Ohio State was so important for him in his development as a football coach (12:01); which coaching jobs helped shape his coaching philosophy (15:49); winning a BCS National Championship as defensive coordinator at Ohio State (19:49); why working for Nick Saban at Michigan State was like working in a lab (21:06); how difficult it was to leave Cincinnati to become head coach at Michigan State (28:59); Michigan State’s unbelievable streak of 80-straight years of having a player selected in the NFL Draft (32:43); how he was able to use iPhone videos to motivate his team in two of their most successful seasons (38:54); his special relationship with Tom Izzo and Mark Hollis (46:41); why his biggest regret might be his decision to retire when he did (50:35); his interest in the coaching vacancy at South Carolina this offseason (53:05); and a birthday message from Morten to his friend Mark (53:54). Then, TommyFreezePops is joined by Thom Cunningham for his weekly check-in with the experts from VegasInsider.com (56:15 – 01:01:46). This week is a special expert-segment, as Thom breaks down the 93rd Academy Awards from a gambling perspective (57:05). How will the impact of the pandemic over the past year have an impact on this year’s awards show (57:36)? What does Thom think is the safest bet ahead of this year’s Oscars (58:32)? What category does he think is the most up-for-grabs (59:11)?Finally, we close things out with Morten’s “Game Winner” – a weekly segment where Morten monologues his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, he talks about his friend Mark Dantonio, and why if you give him a place to stand, he’ll move the world (01:01:46).

1hr 5mins

21 Apr 2021

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AUDIO BLOG: 1 Year Anniversary of Dantonio's Retirement || "Requiem for Mark Dantonio; Thank You"

Fatstacks Sports

BLOG EAST LANSING, Mich. — October 2007. The rivalry was dead. Michigan had just won seven straight and 10 of the last 12 games against their in-state rival Michigan State when in the post game-presser following a 28-24 Wolverines victory in Spartan Stadium, Michigan’s Mike Hart called MSU Michigan’s “little brother”.Then Dantonio took to the podium and changed everything with one (kinda confusing) simple phrase: “The pride comes before the fall”. MSU would go on to win 8 of the next 11 games in the rivalry, turning the Spartans into Michigan’s older brother.Last Tuesday, Dantonio took to the podium once again, this time to announce his retirement before MSU’s basketball game later that night vs. Penn State. Having already announced his retirement via twitter earlier in the day, nothing out of the ordinary occurred at the press conference. Dantonio conducted the press conference the same way he coached on the sidelines: Composed, quiet, stern, and proud. He fought to remain stoic, holding back tears, while he received a barrage of questions regarding the timing of his retirement.The timing of his retirement was fishy, having just been given a $4.3 million bonus three weeks prior and a lawsuit from former staffer Curtis Blackwell earlier the same day. But Dantonio said the lawsuit had “zero relevance” in the timing of his announcement, admitting he had only made the decision a week prior when he typed his retirement letter on the way home from a recruiting trip.The lawsuit against Dantonio likely wouldn’t have ended in anything more than a settlement (see Memphis basketball for evidence on how the NCAA handles these issues) or the loss of a few scholarships, making the belief that “he retired because of the lawsuit” unlikely. The timely $4.3 million bonus he received just before retirement is also a non-issue to anyone within the MSU administration or fanbase. If he did decide to hold off the announcement until after he received the bonus, so what? If anyone deserved it, it was Dantonio.He’s the one who won 114 games in his career, made 11 bowl game appearances, won three Big Ten Titles, a Sugar Bowl, and a Rose Bowl for MSU.The same one who nearly died from a heart attack following his “Little Giants” victory over Notre Dame in September of 2010 and less than a month later was back on the sidelines leading MSU to an 11 win season.I always find it funny watching LeVeon Bell as a special teams player in this video.But despite his glowing resume, Dantonio still has his detractors.Throughout his career, he made a living recruiting less touted players and turning them into NFL draft picks. He also was known for giving players a “second chance” that might not have one otherwise. This backfired on him a few times, most notably when he went against his assistants’ advice and brought a recruit with a checkered past, Auston Robertson, to East Lansing… Only to have him kicked off the team shortly after for rape allegations. But for every Robertson, there are ten to twenty players who Dantonio helped mold into model citizens. But you don’t hear about those ones as much.Dantonio was also a fiercely loyal guy, sometimes to a fault. That’s what made it so difficult for Pat Narduzzi to leave his position as MSU’s Defensive Coordinator for the vacant Head Coaching position at Pittsburgh in December of 2014. He had followed Dantonio to East Lansing from Cincinnati and had coached with him for a long time (over 10 years) — A similarity almost all of Dantonio’s assistants had.So it came as no surprise as that when the Spartans had a 3-9 season in 2016 and a few lackluster years to follow, fans and media alike called for the heads of his coordinators — But Dantonio didn’t budge.(For the full blog go to fatstacks.blog)

13mins

4 Feb 2021

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Ep. 11 Finally competitive, Signing Day, Mark Dantonio

Grass is Always Greener

MSU falls to #8 Iowa but finally looking competitive again, now will go on to face a much needed pallet cleanser in Nebraska Saturday night. National Signing Day part Duex comes and goes with a MSU recruit flipping to Michigan (which to Michigan fans is equal to winning a national championship) and MSU lands a recruit that will play Football and Basketball.1 year anniversary of Mark Dantonio retiringINTRO MUSIC: "FLAVOUR" BY WATABOI

21mins

4 Feb 2021

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Mark Dantonio, Retired Head Football Coach, Michigan State University | QWorld Episode 10

Qworld Podcast

Over the course of 40 years, Mark Dantonio has established himself as one of the top coaches in college football. As the coach at Michigan State University Football from 2007-2019, he became the winningest coach in program history with a nearly 70% winning record.Marlin caught up with Dantonio (who coached him KU Football) to hear about his storied history in coaching.

34mins

16 Jun 2020

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Mark Dantonio, Retired Head Football Coach, Michigan State University | QWorld Episode 10

Qworld Podcast

Over the course of 40 years, Mark Dantonio has established himself as one of the top coaches in college football. As the coach at Michigan State University Football from 2007-2019, he became the winningest coach in program history with a nearly 70% winning record.Marlin caught up with Dantonio (who coached him KU Football) to hear about his storied history in coaching.

34mins

16 Jun 2020

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Mark Dantonio Steps Down & Georgia Lands the #1 Class

The Audible with Stew & Bruce: A show about college football

The Athletic's Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman are joined by The Athletic Detroit's Nick Baumgardner to discuss Mark Dantonio's abrupt exit in East Lansing. Plus, Georgia's late push landed Kirby Smart the #1 recruiting class for the 2nd time in 3 years. Can the Dawgs capitalize on that and win a National Championship? Signing Day winners and losers.Subscribe to The Athletic (40% off): www.theathletic.com/theaudible Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

6 Feb 2020

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Furness H1 - Mark Dantonio steps down at Michigan State / Gary Parrish on college basketball / Daily Power Play / Something Good: Reunited

The Ian Furness Show

Mark Dantonio has stepped down from his coaching job at Michigan State just a couple of weeks after getting a $4 million bonus just for staying on the job, and just a day before the second signing day. He promised his players he'd be there, and now he's taking off. Barring some sort of medical reason or something similar, this is an unfortunate move, and highlights one of the bigger problems in college football. From NCAA football to NCAA basketball, Gary Parrish returns to talk all things college hoops. Is the field really wide open this year? On our Daily Power Play, the Panthers actually matter now, and former TBird Alexander True will make his NHL debut tonight for San Jose. On Something Good, the Motorworks dog pictures on cans? They worked. Two dogs found forever homes, and one dog was reunited with its former owner in Iowa.

39mins

5 Feb 2020

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Mark Dantonio Retires at MSU

The "& Jim" Show

Big Drew and Jim break down everything associated with Mark Dantonio’s official retirement at Michigan State:- Mark Dantonio officially announces his retirement after 13 seasons with the Spartans. Did he leave the program hanging at the wrong time? Is there something we don’t know about? Is the legal hammer coming down at MSU in the not-too-distant future?Also, the guys go “Around the NFL” with Jeff Risdon following Super Bowl LIV, and Jeff also provides his insights on the Mark Dantonio retirement announcement.

2hr

4 Feb 2020

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Happy Mark Dantonio Day, Andre Drummond’s Benching, Red Wings Head Coaching Carousel, & Best Super Bowl LIV Matchup

The "& Jim" Show

Big Drew and Jim discuss Mark Dantonio’s big pay day; Andre Drummond getting benched on Monday night; the Red Wings head coaching carousel; and the best possible matchup for Super Bowl LIV:- Happy Mark Dantonio Day! Dantonio receives a big pay day of $4.3 million. Does he deserve it?- Andre Drummond is exactly who we think he is. Is the writing on the wall come trade deadline time?- Did the next Red Wings head coach just become available?- What’s the BEST possible Super Bowl LIV matchup?Also, the guys go “Around the NFL” with Jeff Risdon following the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs leading into Conference Championship Weekend.

2hr 4mins

15 Jan 2020

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Episode 8 Mark Dantonio enetrs the Transfer Portal while Lions win.

Angry Sports Brothers

Olaf gets assaulted , the Lions are out of Last place. What to do with the Red Wings. Pistons need to start tanking NOW! Michigan seems better MSU seems worse and the brothers discuss their disdain for Halloween.

1hr 14mins

29 Oct 2019