Tom Izzo erupted last night after the Spartans 74-66 win over Ohio State. It was not at a ref or opposing coach. It wasn't even at one of his players. Instead he went after ESPN analyst Dan Dakich who had some not so nice things to say about Michigan State and the Spartan Nation. Above you can watch Izzo and see all of Dakich Tweets and below you can read the actual transcript for yourself. Dakich has since deleted his Tweets, but we got them for your pleasure.
Before I go into anything, I’ve gotta tell you that I do a lot of work to somewhat control the Izzone. And if there’s things not being said, I email them, I talk to them. I catch hell both ways if too much is being said, if not enough’s being said. But I’ve gotta be honest with you. I was kind of getting upset at the chants of Dakich, (We hate Dakich) until I got in the locker room and I asked, ‘What was that all about?’ And somebody read me his tweets. The social media
And if I would’ve known that before the game, I would’ve embarrassed myself almost as much as he embarrassed himself, and I would’ve led the chants. Because calling us whiners and that is kind of unprofessional classy broadcasters. George Blaha and everybody else wouldn’t even think to do something like that on TV. But saying our students couldn’t get in there, and he’s doing games for Michigan when his son’s there? That is a disappointment, and that is ridiculous.
And I think it’s funny because I’ve got no respect for him for that, and I’m gonna publicly say it. You can tweet it. You can read it. You can do whatever you want with it. But Twitter got him in trouble, and he earned it, and I’m surprised ESPN would let somebody say something like that, that works for them. That’s off my chest now. Another one for Twitter. Anoter one for Twitter. But Danny owes our fans and our students an apology, and I probably won’t get it. But I’ve always gotten along with Dan, but as you know, it seems like this year, a lot of people have been mad at me. But I would’ve love to get in that Izzone and join those chants if I was on Twitter. Thank God I’m not. Thank God some of my friends are. So, there’s the commercial today…