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Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday inside the Izzo Family Media Center at the Spartan Stadium North End Zone Complex to review No. 19 Michigan State’s 28-7 win over Tulsa Friday night and preview this Saturday night’s match-up with in-state foe Western Michigan at Spartan Stadium.

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Mark Dantonio to offense: ‘We can play much better than that’ Detroit Free Press
Mark Dantonio made it loud and clear. He is not pleased with Michigan State football’s offense, either. “I can say this – football is a game of effort, toughness and knowing what to do,” Dantonio said during his weekly news conference Tuesday, echoing four days of frustration from his fan base. “Half of our team figured that out, half of it didn’t. We will make sure that other half gets figured out this week. So that’s my message to our football team.”

Dantonio: Better effort will help fix Michigan State’s offense Detroit News
Mark Dantonio used his weekly press conference to send a message to his team. After the Spartans (1-0) flashed their dominant defense but struggled on offense once again in a season-opening 28-7 win against Tulsa, Dantonio took the podium Tuesday in a sour mood. “We look forward to Western Michigan,” Dantonio said of Saturday’s opponent. “I can say this, football is a game of effort, toughness and knowing what to do. Half of our team figured that out, half of it didn’t. We will make sure that other half gets it figured out this week.

Mark Dantonio calls out offense, hopes to send a message mlive.com
Four days after Michigan State’s season-opening 28-7 win against Tulsa, coach Mark Dantonio remains impressed with the defensive performance. However, the same can’t be said for the offense. Not even close. “I can say this, that football is a game of effort and toughness and knowing what to do,” Dantonio said on Tuesday morning ahead of Saturday’s game against Western Michigan in East Lansing. “Half of our team figured that out, half of it didn’t. We will make sure that other half gets figured out this week. That’s my message to our football team.”