Seven games into the 2019 season, and Michigan State’s offense continues to struggle despite Mark Dantonio’s shuffling of the offensive staff duties following a disappointing 2018 season.
The Spartan offense looked to be heading in the right direction after a slow 28-7 performance to open the season against Tulsa, scoring 51 against Western Michigan, and then 31 against Northwestern and 41 against Indiana in wins. But the last two games against Ohio State (a 35-10 loss), and today’s game against Wisconsin (a 38-0 shutout), shows just how far the Spartan’s have fallen behind the elite teams of the Big Ten.
During his post game press conference today, Dantonio was asked if he it thought it was a mistake not making wholesale staff changes on offense.
Coach D wasn’t having any of that noise.
“I don’t think we ask these questions right now, we’re 7 games into the schedule, that’s kind of a dumbass question to be quite honest with you.”
See the question and Dantonio’s response in the clip.
The Spartans sit at 4-3 currently, ranking 51st of worse in every major offensive category, with an off week coming up before taking on a tough Penn State squad, and their rivalry game with Michigan yet to play as well.
Reporter: Was it a mistake not to bring in a new offensive staff?
Mark Dantonio was having none of it. pic.twitter.com/EeLaUNpSIL
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 12, 2019