Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 4/18/12
Since Brady Hoke took over Michigan's football program, all of the talk has been the rivalry between "Ohio" and "that team up north." This week, though, Mark Dantonio reminded everyone that Michigan State shouldn't be forgotten. In an interview with ESPN.com, Dantonio fanned the flames of the Spartans-Wolverines rivalry with a single phrase. "We've beaten Michigan the last four years," he said. "So where's the threat?" Dantonio has a point. While the Wolverines ended their long losing streak to Ohio State last season, their senior class finished their career without ever beating "little brother." The most recent defeat was more painful than most (28-14 Spartans on Oct. 15) as it kept Michigan from representing the Legends Division in the first-ever Big Ten championship game. This year, Michigan State heads to the Big House on Oct. 20 for what will be Denard Robinson's last chance to beat the Spartans. As the Wolverines prepare for that game, and the season as a whole, you can bet that "Where's the threat?" will echo around Schembechler Hall.
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