October 23, 2013

Dantonio PICK SIX & Talkback

EAST LANSING - Picking six of the best quotes from Mark Dantnio's Tuesday press conference, with Talkback from SpartanMag publisher Jim Comparoni.

1. Dantonio: "I'm pleased with our football team, that we will play. We will come to play.  Our mindset is right. Do I wish we were 7‑0 right now? Do I think one got away from us? Yeah, I think it did. I think we were in position to win the football game. You can't dwell on that. You just have to play everything else out and move forward.

"Right now we're 3‑0 in the Big Ten Conference. We said that was our main focus, is to play our conference games, win in our conference, and everything other than that was leading up to the conference. Our goals were to get in that championship game at the end of this season. That's where our goals remain. Right now we're transitioning in that direction. So this next one's big."

Comp's Take I'm noticing players and the head coach being a little less shy about professing the goal of making it to Indianapolis and beyond. I think that's warranted and probably a good sign. As for the loss at Notre Dame, that blemish may sting a little more as the season progresses, but I think the loss was excellent fuel for the bye week. The Spartans obviously improved a ton during the week prior to trip to Iowa.

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