Mark Dantonio expects to attend game

Updated: October 7, 2010, 12:00 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

For the second straight week, Michigan State's Mark Dantonio plans to coach his team from the press box.

Dantonio, released from the hospital Monday after being treated for a blood clot in his leg, returned to work Tuesday and said he be there Saturday when the 17th-ranked Spartans visit archrival No. 18 Michigan.

"As long as I don't have a setback, that's where I'll be," Dantonio said Tuesday on the Big Ten teleconference.

The 54-year-old reiterated that he'll continue to follow his doctors' orders throughout the week.

"I feel outstanding," Dantonio said. "I was restricted because of the clot, so all day Sunday and all day Monday I watched film. From that standpoint, I've been able to be sort of secluded. I'm back in the office now.

"I'll take it easy, I won't overdo things, I'll listen to what people are telling me, I'll listen to my body. But at the same time, I feel very good."

Dantonio, who suffered a mild heart attack Sept. 19 and underwent surgery, had planned to coach from the press box last Saturday for the Wisconsin game. But a blood clot discovered Thursday during a routine post-operative examination forced him to return to the hospital.

Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell has handled the head-coaching duties during Dantonio's absence and will continue to do so when needed.

Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com

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