EAST LANSING, Mich. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio did his best to create a truce with arch-rival Michigan at his Tuesday press conference.
However, the Twitter denigration of Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson by several Spartans will go down as the first shots fired in anticipation of the Oct. 20 clash between the two schools on Oct. 20 in Ann Arbor.
Several of his Spartans issued critical tweets over the weekend in regard to Michigans 41-14 drubbing by Alabama Saturday night. Dantonio said his players need to keep their mouths shut in regard to such public commentary.
Ill address that with the football team, Dantonio said. I think it's disrespectful. I don't think that's something that we should be doing, so I'll deal with that on my end.
"But the credit goes to the person in the arena. That's the way I look at things. Michigan has a tremendous football storied tradition. I didn't see much different when we played the University of Alabama a couple years ago; it's ...