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MSU coach Mark Dantonio hangs up on Fox Sports radio hosts

Posted: 12:13 PM, Aug 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-03 20:13:05-04

Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio apparently hung up on Fox Sports radio hosts while being interviewed Wednesday morning.

Dantonio went on 'Fox Sports Daybreak' this morning and apparently hung up on the hosts -- Mike North and Andy Furman -- less than three minutes into the interview.

Here is a portion of the transcipt from the 'Fox Sports Daybreak' website:

Furman: "Coach, Connor Cook leaves your program with a record of 34-5. He was a team leader. I was somewhat shocked when I read last year that he was not named captain by his teammates. Was there any reason why? I thought that was somewhat unusual that as a quarterback not voted captain by his teammates."

Dantonio: "That's 2016. We're past that."

North: "Hey, Coach, do you eat pasta with Izzo? Do you guys get together and spool the pasta? Do you guys hang out together?"

Dantonio: "Yeah, Tom is right down the street from me, about five houses. So, very good friends. Great guy. Been very much involved in our program, as well. ... They've won championships and things of that nature. We try to emulate a lot of the things -- the competitive attitude during practice, the communication that they have during practice -- are things that we try to emulate."

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 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 ballclub now. Any injuries? And who is the new kid in town behind center?"

(Silence ... clicking sound ... silence)

North: "Coach? Coach is gone. He hung up! You got him all hot."