Mark Dantonio has a new celebrity fan.

The Michigan State coach has been going back and forth with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on social media after a ringtone of Johnson singing went off at Dantonio's postgame news conference Saturday at Northwestern.

The song was "You're Welcome" from the animated film "Moana." Reporters often leave their phones up front at news conferences for recording purposes. Dantonio kept his sense of humor after the interruption.

Dantonio and The Rock eventually connected via Twitter, with the actor and former pro wrestler praising Dantonio, and the Michigan State coach responding with what appeared to be an invitation to Spartan Stadium for a game.

 

 

 

 

Said Dantonio at his weekly news conference Tuesday:

"My girls told me he tweeted at me _ not that I didn't see that. ... I hit him back today. Who knows? I don't know whose phone that was."