Michigan vs. Michigan State: Long-Standing Feud Still Alive and Well

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Little Brother

As Michigan’s head coach, Lloyd Carr always had Michigan State’s number.

No matter what the Spartans tried, they couldn’t stop Michigan from piling up the victories, and they couldn’t stop the arrogance coming from Ann Arbor.

Michigan State was always known as the land-grant, agricultural college, and Michigan as the sophisticated educational institution.

Michigan was again feeling its oats in 2007, when the Wolverines came from behind to beat the Spartans for the sixth straight time. Michael Hart found the perfect moment to rub it in.

Hart voiced his take on the victory: “Sometimes you get your little brother excited when you’re playing basketball and stuff, let them take the lead, and then you just come back and take it back.” (See video above).

Somehow the quote reached new Spartan coach Mark Dantonio, who was just a bit miffed: “I’m very proud of the way our football team handled themselves after the game. You don’t have to disrespect people. If they want to make a mockery of it, so be it.” He added, “Their time will come.”

Dantonio is 6-2 against Michigan.

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