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.