Here was Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio during Monday’s presser after an overtime loss to Northwestern, discussing runs after catches and leveraging the footba-
That song is from Moana, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Sadly, it’s not Dantonio’s.
BREAKING: @SBNation can confirm Mark Dantonio’s cell phone does NOT have a “Moana” song ringtone. That phone belonged to a reporter.— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) October 30, 2017
Five reasons this is very good:
- Moana is very good.
- It’s The Rock singing, about the greatness of the ocean demigod Maui, who’s being played by The Rock.
- Dantonio is about the last coach you’d expect to have a presser interrupted by a phone blasting a Disney song, whether it’s his phone or not (reporters often leave their phones on the podium, in order to record quotes). He’s had a chuckle or two in his time, but this seems like more of a Pete Carroll or P.J. Fleck thing.
- The Rock’s connections to college football are extensive, from that time he sacked Charlie Ward to that time he, in Furious 7, watched himself sack Charlie Ward.
- This is the second greatest musical moment in Dantonio history, behind that time Rich Homie Quan partied at the Rose Bowl.