Traditional rivalries might be dwindling in professional sports, but they’re still very much alive in college. Look no further than Saturday night, when several MSU football players took to Twitter to comment on Alabama’s 41-14 beatdown of Michigan.
USA Today noted four players in particular that ragged on Michigan during the game: junior linebackers Denicos Allen and freshman Jamal Lyles, redshirt freshman safety Kyle Artinian and sophomore running back Nick Hill.
Allen tweeted that he’d rather have MSU walk-on Tommy Vento as his QB, while Artinian just expressed his pleasure at Robinson’s struggles.
Lyles offered his services as Michigan’s QB and declared that Le’Veon Bell should be the leading Heisman candidate from the state of Michigan.
Hill’s best tweet came immediately after Robinson completed a 71-yard pass.
“Even a blind squirrel can get a nut every once in a while…”
The post ends with a question about how head coach Mark Dantonio must feel about the outpouring of vitriol from his players, but Dantonio has made it clear in the past that he takes the rivalry with Michigan seriously and doesn’t appreciate disrespect from the other side. Something tells me that whatever he may say in the upcoming days about his players tweets, he privately feels the same way.
In other news, there’s just 51 days until MSU and Michigan face off in Ann Arbor…