Mark Dantonio spent 12 years as Michigan State’s head coach, and guided the football program to one of the winningest eras in school history. The ex-coach can recognize talent to be sure, but what about the talent beyond his beloved Spartans? Dantonio sat down with the B1G Network to discuss conference talent and favorites.

Among things tossed his way, Dantonio gave his picks for the best B1G QB he faced, his favorite helmet in the conference and his favorite campus. Spoiler alert: Dantonio’s favorite campus outside of East Lansing was not Ann Arbor.

During his tenure, Dantonio led the Spartans to three B1G conference championships in 2010, 2013, and 2o15. 2013 would also be the Spartan’s first ever 13-win season.

Under Dantonio’s leadership, MSU qualified for the College Football Playoff for the first time in the program’s history in 2015. Dantonio ended his career in 2020, shortly after becoming the winningest head coach in MSU football history in 2019.