The untold story lies in the calls received by Saban and ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit from MSU director of athletics Mark Hollis prior to his hiring of the then University of Cincinnati head coach.
Saban had no problem speaking highly about his former assistant coach as he knew Dantonio would bring character and integrity to the Spartans. And as Saban said, “He sure hasn’t disappointed anybody.”
But there was also another call by Hollis to ESPN football commentator Kirk Herbstreit and when asked, Herbstreit fondly remembered the call.
Watch the video above for the comments of each.