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Michigan State's AD Went On A Twitter Rant, Upset About Student Attendance At Football Games

Michigan State is one of the best football teams in America. The No. 8 Spartans proved that on Saturday night, when the squad took down Nebraska in East Lansing, 27-22. It was a great game, especially because the Huskers outscored the Spartans 19-0 in the fourth quarter, and had a chance to win the game with their final drive before QB Tommy Armstrong threw an interception.

While it was a dramatic ending, there weren't many Spartans students who saw it in person, because a ton of them left before the end of the game. While MSU is a great team with renewed College Football Playoff aspirations, its student section is frequently a source of criticism. This has angered Mark Hollis, the school's athletic director, who went on a Twitter rant to voice his frustrations and promise change.

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These sentiments were shared by Spartans' coach Mark Dantonio, who said that while he doesn't always call for fans to stay, "We needed it to be loud there, and it's a big football game, and it got a little empty there at the end." Star defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun also expressed his disappointment.

While it is unfortunate that Hollis felt compelled to go on this Twitter rant, there is a silver lining. We all know that Michigan State students are an incredibly passionate bunch, as we've seen countless times during basketball games. If the school can change whatever apathy there is toward attending football games, and students stay until the end of contests, then Spartan Stadium can absolutely be one of the most intimidating environments in the Big Ten.