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"At last check, I think I've had six of my eight helpings of vegetables," he said Tuesday. "I guess I won't eat any ribs on Mondays. Wings on Mondays at lunch are out."
The aftermath of the Notre Dame game was frightening, but Dantonio went to the hospital quickly and his procedure was a relatively common one.
"I really didn't know what was happening at that point in time. I've always been in great health," he said. "I was scared, just like anybody would be scared, but I think the key will be moving forward and getting a little stronger every day."
Michigan State (4-0) opens Big Ten play Saturday in a matchup of unbeaten teams. Wisconsin (4-0) is coming off a 70-3 win over Austin Peay. The coach clearly wanted to talk about that instead of his health.
"I think it's very, very important that we focus on Wisconsin -- that the focus go from Mark Dantonio and that night to Wisconsin and what we have to get done this weekend," Dantonio said.
Dantonio watched the Northern Colorado game at home.
"I will say it was a little bit surreal watching the game at home," he said. "I had no chips. I wasn't allowed. It was different. You see your football team, or our football team, playing, and you're not there, and you've been there for four years."
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