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Spartans with room for improvement before Ohio St

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio walks the sideline during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 23-7.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio walks the sideline during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 23-7.
Al Goldis, Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State's lackluster win last weekend got to coach Mark Dantonio.

After the Spartans beat Eastern Michigan 23-7 Saturday, Dantonio hurried through a terse news conference full of abrupt answers. The Michigan State coach said "next question" seven times in under a minute and was clearly annoyed with the way his team played.

On Tuesday, Dantonio spoke with reporters for around a half-hour, but Michigan State isn't making any players or assistants available this week. The 20th-ranked Spartans host No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday in their Big Ten opener, and their coach is trying to send a clear message that it's time to get serious.