News and Notes From Spartan Football 08/10/10 Mark Dantonio Edition

Hondo S. Carpenter

 

Mark Dantonio's 2010 football team has him smiling.  Photo courtesy of Starr Portice.
Mark Dantonio's 2010 football team has him smiling. Photo courtesy of Starr Portice.

 

  • “Most talented team we have had”
  • Biggest concerns: *Kicking game can be 85-110 points per season when successful. All three (Conroy, Muma, Sadler) kicked well. We have to put them under pressure. *Rebuilding OL on right side.
  • LBs fine DB fine
  • Expectations:Â You expect to win championships
  • Got to win close games and finish
  • You shoot for last game trying to win a championship
  • STAR is a will LB, can be a DB in a nickel.
  • Top battles

1)     WR

2)     RB

3)     K

4)     RT OL

5)     Backup TE

6)     DE 4 guys playing well

  • Seniors: Good players and people…credit also to the past staff
  • I expect to win every football game. That is my expectation. We have the talent to play with anyone on our schedule.
  • Play consistently more than anything.
  • Focus equals mastering the fundamentals
  • 30+ guys that played and traveled extensively back
  • You have to recruit this caliber of player that can compete in the weight room, film room, and on the field.
  • Respect has to be earned back:Â Socially, athletically, academically
  • 18 of 21 from the ‘08 class graduated
  • All but 2 in ‘09 class graduated, Swenson in NFL but working on it with over a 3. GPA
  • J’Michael Deane has to stay healthy through the two-a-days
  • Chris D Rucker to CB for a position change as well as Drew Stevens to F (Fullback)
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