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Fritz88
09-19-2010, 12:07 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)—Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was hospitalized with symptoms consistent with a heart attack shortly after an overtime victory against Notre Dame.

The school, which called a news conference for Sunday afternoon, said Dantonio had a stent put in a blocked blood vessel leading to the heart.

“The procedure was successful and blood flow to the heart muscle was restored,” Dr. Chris D’Haem said in a statement. “I’m very pleased with the outcome of the procedure. Coach Dantonio is resting comfortably following his procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.

“He is young, in excellent shape and the damage to his heart was minimal.”

The 54-year-old Dantonio is expected to stay at Sparrow Hospital near campus for a few days.

Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will lead the team during Dantonio’s indefinite absence. The No. 25 Spartans play Northern Colorado on Saturday.

“This is a time for Spartan Nation to rally around Coach D and the football program,” Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said in a statement. “We all look forward to his return to the sidelines. The thoughts of the entire Spartan family are with Coach D, his wife Becky and his daughters Kristen and Lauren.”

Dantonio certainly isn’t the first high-profile coach to experience health problems.

Florida coach Urban Meyer was hospitalized with chest pains in December after his Gators lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama. A couple weeks later, Meyer resigned citing health concerns, but less than 24 hours later, he took back his resignation.

Meyer was later diagnosed esophageal spams and he is taking medication to fight the problem.

Dantonio went to the hospital soon after making an audacious call that led to one of the biggest wins of his career—and one of the signature moments of the season so far.

He decided to fake a field goal that could’ve forced a second overtime against the Irish, choosing instead to have holder Aaron Bates throw a pass that turned into a 29-yard touchdown that lifted the Spartans to a 34-31 victory.

The win put Michigan State in this week’s Associated Press poll at No. 25.

AP Sports Writer Larry Lage reported from Detroit.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-t25-michiganst-dantonio

Thig Lyfe
09-19-2010, 12:25 PM
He gave himself a goddamn heart attack with that playcall. I saw it as it happened and couldn't believe it. Imagine if the Chiefs had balls like that...

Fritz88
09-19-2010, 12:31 PM
He gave himself a goddamn heart attack with that playcall. I saw it as it happened and couldn't believe it. Imagine if the Chiefs had balls like that...

Chiefs, balls? Same sentence? Does not work.

keg in kc
09-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Holy crap, I just heard about this on the radio. Crazy.

Pestilence
09-20-2010, 10:04 AM
I'm going to hell for it.....but.....





Stay down bitch?

keg in kc
09-20-2010, 10:10 AM
I'm going to hell for it.....but.....





Stay down bitch?Are you talking to yourself? I mean, you did just lose to Michigan and Michigan State.

:evil:

Pestilence
09-20-2010, 10:11 AM
Are you talking to yourself? I mean, you did just lose to Michigan and Michigan State.

:evil:

Look MFer.......:D

I'm not happy with how ND has been performing. Our defense is still playing like crap and Kelly needs to pull his head out of his ass on the play calling.

keg in kc
09-20-2010, 10:15 AM
Look MFer.......:D

I'm not happy with how ND has been performing. Our defense is still playing like crap and Kelly needs to pull his head out of his ass on the play calling.Hey, it could be worse, you could've given up 37 points at home to fuggin UMASSSSSS.

Stupid me thinking I was done with Greg Robinson in 2005.

Pestilence
09-20-2010, 10:17 AM
Hey, it could be worse, you could've given up 37 points at home to fuggin UMASSSSSS.

Stupid me thinking I was done with Greg Robinson in 2005.

Stupid me for thinking I was done with Charlie Weis.

keg in kc
09-20-2010, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I think Weis is the lesser of two evils in that discussion.

If things don't look up for Kelly in a couple of years, Notre Dame may have to ask themselves if the problem was really Willingham or Weis or whether the landscape of college football has changed. Maybe he turns them around, he's a good coach.

Pitt Gorilla
09-20-2010, 10:30 AM
Hey, it could be worse, you could've given up 37 points at home to fuggin UMASSSSSS.

Stupid me thinking I was done with Greg Robinson in 2005.I was stunned to hear he was the D coordinator at Michigan. How does that happen?

keg in kc
09-20-2010, 10:31 AM
I was stunned to hear he was the D coordinator at Michigan. How does that happen?I don't remember, to be honest. I've already blocked out most of 2009.

Pestilence
09-20-2010, 10:44 AM
Yeah, I think Weis is the lesser of two evils in that discussion.

If things don't look up for Kelly in a couple of years, Notre Dame may have to ask themselves if the problem was really Willingham or Weis or whether the landscape of college football has changed. Maybe he turns them around, he's a good coach.

This.

It's time for Notre Dame to join a fucking conference. Stop with this Independent bullshit.