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

 

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

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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)