EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) At times like this, when Michigan State is dealing with a disappointing game or season, coach Mark Dantonio sometimes becomes philosophical.
That was certainly the case Tuesday. When asked whether his team has underachieved this year, Dantonio went on for more than 3 1/2 minutes, discussing injuries, the Spartans' offensive struggles and his players' academic performance.
"I always try and keep things in perspective, because it's tough," Dantonio said. "These jobs are tough, and you have to be able to keep things in perspective in order to get better. If you don't, you send people south."