ScoutTV: Dantonio & Team at Practice

Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio says his team is in good shape and eager to improve on last season's success. GSN was there to catch the coach's comments and see the team at work.

A selection of quotes from Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio:

"Our older players came back in very, very good condition" . . .

"I would not consider the way I coach spoon feeding" . . .

"You need to start from square one every year" . . .

"I think everybody who's ever played college football remembers that first day, so we'll make it special" . . .

On the freshmen:
"They're young and there is an adjustment there" . . .

On #3 QB:
"We just have to figure out which is the guy through camp . . . We won't know that for 2-3 weeks" . . .

What he tells his players about the new football facilities:
"Don't confuse the work you do with where you do it" . . .

Izzo kicks underperforming teams out of the new locker room; might MD do the same in his new facilities?
"I just tell them we'll downsize" . . .

On the beginning of fall practice:
"I don't get butterflies anymore, but it always brings back memories" . . .

MD calls Dale Evans, his old position coach at South Carolina, every year:
"It brings you back to your youth" . . .

On potential captains:
"I don't care weather it's sophomores, juniors, I don't care what they are. The guy who gets the most votes from his teammates, those are going to be the guys."


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