Dantonio facing Irish a year after heart scare



EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It’s been a year since Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was hospitalized with a mild heart attack after calling a memorable fake field goal to beat Notre Dame.

Now, only days from a rematch with the Irish, Dantonio can’t avoid the memories from that whirlwind of a night.

Dantonio says he’s “completely healthy” and feels great. His 15th-ranked Spartans play at Notre Dame on Saturday.

Dantonio isn’t eager to dwell on the anniversary of his health problem, but he did offer thoughts and prayers to Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, who is dealing with his own unsettling health concerns. Kill collapsed during his team’s game last weekend. He had a seizure, and his prognosis has been encouraging.