Nebraska Cornhuskers

Dantonio vows Spartans will 're-establish ourselves'

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio vowed Monday to re-establish a program rocked by tragedy and beset by disciplinary issues last season by using the same "inch by inch" philosophy that made Michigan State a championship contender.

"Sometimes you're measured a little bit by how you handle the problems not just in all the good times," Dantonio said at the Big Ten Conference media days. "We've had some good times and those are easy to stand up there and sing the fight song and put a hat on.

"Not as easy when you are going through these type of things," he added, referring to last season. "But at the end of the day that's why I was hired. I was...