Michigan State's Mark Dantonio: Michigan's Denard Robinson is 'nothing but class'
"He’s an outstanding individual," Dantonio told the Spartan Sports Network. "He’s been nothing but class in the way he’s handled himself throughout this entire four years of Michigan. And he’s a guy that makes plays. I mean, he’s one of the best football players in the country.
"He makes you game plan for him specifically. Because you have to do that, there’s usually other things that free up. That’s why he’s so valuable, I think, because you have to be able to contain him, yet other people on their football team can make plays as well."
Robinson, who is looking to beat Michigan State for the first time in his career, has been targeted by the Spartans as the player to stop.
Robinson said little after Michigan State hit him with multiple personal fouls in last year's game and little when four Michigan State players took shots at him on Twitter for his play in a season-opening loss to Alabama.
Dantonio said after the Twitter flap, "Our guys need to keep their mouths shut" and that he respected the quarterback.
"Michigan has an excellent football team," Dantonio told Spartan Sports Network. "They’re disciplined. They play extremely hard. I have a lot of respect for them -- despite what people say."
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