Mark Dantonio: Michigan State is selling results, not hope

This offseason, the Michigan State Spartans have quietly sat back while preparing for a run at a national championship.

The Big Ten is more exciting than ever with the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes, James Franklin’s improving Penn State team and the Michigan Wolverines under Jim Harbaugh, but the Spartans are still one of the most talented teams.

Despite not receiving much media attention, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio is sitting back and enjoying where his program is.

Dantonio realizes that others are hopeful entering the season, but he says that Michigan State is able to lean on their track record when it comes to recruits.

“Hey, we just work at it,” Dantonio said on an ESPN podcast this week. “Right now, we’re selling results. I’ve said this over and over. We’re selling results. Other people are selling hope.”

You can’t argue with success.

It will be interesting to see where the Spartans end up finishing this year, but Dantonio will be hoping for more positive results that he can sell on the recruiting trail.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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