The Detroit Free Press reports on Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio displaying his insecurities in a very public way at a Michigan High School Football Coaches Association meeting.
The excitement occurred during a presentation by Michigan wide receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski:
Hecklinski told the coaches “everything starts” in the state of Michigan. Dantonio, who was hooked up to a microphone, jumped out of his seat and cut off Hecklinski, who did not have a microphone.
“OK, here’s what we’re going to do,” Dantonio said. “We’re going to get other people up here. We’re going to talk about more than the University of Michigan.
“How many guys got a guy that’s going to play in the Big Ten?” Dantonio asked the high school coaches. After a couple raised their hands, Dantonio said: “One, two – so the two guys can go back there in the corner and talk about that. All of us right here, we’re going to talk about recruiting for everybody. Let’s go.”
After a couple awkward seconds of silence, Wayne State coach Paul Winters, Siena Heights coach Jim Lyall and former Alma coach Jim Cole were brought up to participate on the panel — and Hecklinski’s time was done.
The rest of the story makes it pretty clear Hecklinski was talking about what he was expected to talk about – and Dantonio looked, um,
silly angry insecure.