Time for Dantonio to retire The Enlightened Spartan: Time for Dantonio to retire

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Time for Dantonio to retire

Ahhhh. What it is, to have $50 million in the bank, with a Rose Bowl victory, three Big Ten titles, a berth in the CFP playoff, and the winningest coach in school history.  The roses smell sweeter each year, the farther away you are from them. 

MSU Spartan football coach Mark Dantonio, in his back-to-back shellackings vs Ohio State and Wisconsin, and especially the 38-0 whitewash against the Badgers, should be wanting of the sweet sands of Hawaii, or Samoa, or wherever the hell is warmer than Michigan in mid-November to get a fun suntan.

Coach D has lost his mojo. 

And, yes, coach D, YOU are the dumbass for not firing incompetent staff. The ass-kicking loss to Wisconsin puts MSU in the crosshairs of yet another 7-6/6-7/mediocre/whatever season reminiscent of John L Smith and Bobby Williams.  Getting your ass kicked 38-0 ain't fun when you can't get more than two first downs in three quarters and your QB is not confident enough to throw the ball farther than 10 yards because of the landslide of a pass rush he is facing. Boy, this is similar to the end of the Duffy era... just kinda lost focus and steam.

Coach D - you are a defensive guru?  What happened to GOOD TACKLING and good PASS COVERAGE?  The "No Fly Zone" is now the "Target and Bomb Zone" with safeties unable to cover and make plays on bobbling balls.  That guy, Joe Bachie - your LB premiere - is missing gaps and missing tackles as if he was trying to jump at my puppy, Dolly Parton, in the back yard.  He couldn't tackle my dead grandma at his rate.  Tell him, and his vanishing roommate, Kenny Willikes, to suck down more spinach shakes. At least they are punishing themselves for their play with terrible taste in  food choice.

The ES is tired.  All of the incompetence from the last four (4) seasons is apparent.  Zero or one yard on first down means a pass on second (incomplete) which means a pass on third (sack/incomplete).  There are no interesting wrinkles.  Telegraphing and then running a jet sweep to the defense on second and long is dumb.  Your quarterback CAN'T LOOK ANYWHERE BUT ONE DIRECTION - where is the coaching? Lewerke looks lost, he can't look off any receivers.  Look at the tape. 

Where we, the Spartan Nation, are now is three years in the making.  Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers, Oregon, Arizona State, etc.  It will not change.  It is consistently bad coaching and poor execution.  Accountability is paramount.  Coach Dantonio - will you PLEASE FIRE SOMEONE?  Because you can't... you don't have the will (the cahunas) to get rid of dead weight on your staff.

You are a "foxhole guy"?  Dantonio, you are loyal to a fault.  Get someone loyal who can SHOOT AND HIT!!!!  Or, leave us and go to the islands - you have been provided a good furlough.  See you in Fiji, PLEASE!