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Dantonio lets loose after MSU victory

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — Mark Dantonio rarely smiles.

You can imagine, then, how often the Michigan State football coach has the burning desire to bust a move.

On Saturday night, he had that desire — and let loose with some dancing in the middle of the visiting locker room at Michigan Stadium following the most improbable victory over the program's chief rival.

"He looked pretty happy in the locker room," quarterback Connor Cook said, smiling. "I've never seen him dance like that, ever. He was doing some moves I've never seen him do."

Dantonio's daughter, Kristen, captured the moment on camera and posted video on Instagram following MSU's 27-23 victory, capped off by a fumble recovery for a touchdown as the clock struck zero.

Dantonio said this isn't the first time he's gotten down after a victory, though he usually saves it for the real special ones.

By his count, he's danced after the last two wins over Michigan, last season's Cotton Bowl, and after the Rose Bowl and Big Ten championship wins two years ago.

"We've been involved in some crazy deals, I guess," Dantonio said. "So I have got experience.

"I was all right."

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