November 29th, 2017

Seated at a dais inside the McCormick Place in Chicago during Big Ten Media Days in late July, Mark Dantonio answered questions for nearly an hour. In a somewhat testy back-and-forth with a national writer, the Michigan State coach was asked why anyone should believe the Spartans, coming off a 3-9 debacle, would be able to immediately restore success. “The change was last year,” Dantonio said. “Look beyond last year and look back. Next question.”