That is where Dantonio excels. In practice, he emphasizes details, sometimes teaching techniques himself. In games, he is far more likely to chew out a player for blowing an assignment with a four-touchdown lead than he is when the score is tied. He wants everybody to know: Making the right play is always important, not just when the game is on the line. And since pretty much every player in the program can play now, the most talented guys know they have to listen, or they will be benched.