To say Michigan State was frustrated after its 23-7 victory over Eastern Michigan would be an understatement.
Players were not happy and neither were the coaches.
But no one might have been more unhappy than Mark Dantonio.
The Michigan State coach would probably be just as happy to never have to do a post-game press conference, but on Saturday he made sure it didn’t last long. After giving an opening statement and then answering a question about the passing game, Dantonio let it be known how things were going to go.
“I don’t have a whole lot of time in front of the cameras today, that’s the way it is,” he said. ” So why skip around? Just tell it the way it is.”
He was then asked if he had any better idea on his receivers after the game.
“Did you?” he asked the reporter.
After the reporter said he did not, Dantonio responded, “OK, next question.”
That led to a series of quick answers followed by the quick statement, “next question.”
He was asked about the lack of emotion, why William Gholston did not play in the first half and whether the drops hurt Andrew Maxwell.
All got the same response.
After he was asked about the play of Le’Veon Bell and Dion Sims, the string continued.
“They were big. Next question,” he said. “I’m just loving all these questions, because they’re great ones. Go ahead.”
It lasted less than three minutes, but before anyone goes about bashing the media for complaining – I’m not complaining. It made for a much quicker night.
Besides, I’m sure, considering the way the game went, his players got a much testier coach in the locker room.