Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio Hangs Up on Fox Sports Radio Hosts After Awkward Exchange

On Wednesday’s “Fox Sports Daybreak” radio show, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio got so upset with hosts Mike North and Andy Furman that he hung up in the middle of the interview.

Dantonio was asked about rival Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, former quarterback Connor Cook’s reputation, the respect Michigan State’s football deserves and the new quarterback, which is when Dantonio had apparently heard enough.

Partial transcript of the exchange as follows:

FURMAN: “Michigan State is now one of six Power Five schools with a winning percentage of .800 or more since the year 2010. Do you feel Coach that maybe you don’t get the respect nationally (you deserve) because of those statistics? I don’t see it.”

DANTONIO: “Well you know we’ve been in the Top 10 the last three years. I don’t know. You do what you do. I mean you guys are the guys talking out there and you ask questions that sometimes don’t really make a lot of sense. As this point in time we just focus on the future and we’re primed to do great things here in 2016. So we’ll be ready.”

NORTH: “When Coach says ‘you ask questions that don’t make any sense’, that hits close to home with me Coach I’ve got to be honest with you. But I understand completely what you’re talking about. I’ve got to ask you about the state of your ball club now. Any injuries? And who is the new kid in town behind center?”


NORTH: “Coach? Coach is gone. He hung up! You got him all hot!”

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