The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans hate each other. It is not worth trying to put it any other way. Simply put, the hatred these two teams feel toward each other is almost beyond words.
But that does not stop either team from adding fuel to the fire. This time, it is the Spartans stirring the rivalry pot.
Following the Wolverines’ opening blowout at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide, a few Spartans decided to take to Twitter to say what they really thought about Michigan starting QB Denard Robinson.
Lets just say that their tweets were less than flattering.
And two of those players were only freshmen.
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio was less than pleased with what his players said about Robinson.
“Our guys need to keep their mouths shut,” Dantonio said. “That blunt enough? … Especially the ones not even playing.”
Ouch. Dantonio was most likely referring to freshman linebacker Jamal Lyles, who said that he could “play quarterback for the school in blue [Michigan].” Redshirt freshman safety Kyle Artinian said that ”DENARD IS SOOOO BAD!”
To make sure that his players did not go back and forth in engaging in a war of words with Tweets, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said that his players know how to handle themselves.
“I think we do a pretty good job of constantly trying to educate them [about social media pitfalls],” Hoke said Wednesday. “From what I know, they [Michigan's players] do a pretty good job of managing themselves in social media. But I think it’s a weekly reminder of how we want to represent this program.”
Robinson seemed to understand what Hoke was saying, and paid little attention to what the Spartans were saying.
“I heard about it but I don’t think about it,” said Robinson, who is 0-3 in his career against the Spartans. “I’m not even worried about that right now.”
For those who are wondering, the Wolverines will play host to the Spartans on October 20 in Ann Arbor.
Think Robinson has that date circled on his calendar?