Family has been one of the most important parts of Dantonio's success at MSU. He has always put off-the-field relationships ahead of what happens on the field. That hasn't always been popular (Glenn Winston, Chris L. Rucker, etc.)
With the loss of his father, Dantonio's dedication to family will help the MSU football team play through this tragedy, as they did last year when Dantonio had a heart attack.
Here is my column on the situation and moving forward.