Everyone is talking about the Michigan football team's lopsided loss to Alabama - even the Michigan State football team. From Yahoo.com's Dr. Saturday, the site's college football blog:
- "Is this guy really a QB I'll say my mans (walk-on Tommy Vento) is a better QB lol," linebacker Denicos Allen tweeted. "S/O to my boy vento by the way."
- "DENARD IS SOOOO BAD!" safety Kyle Artinian tweeted. "And it makes me feel so good."
- "I can play quarterback for the school in blue," linebacker Jamal Lyles tweeted. "(Le'Veon Bell) for heisman > the other guy in the great state of michigan."
The players later removed the much-publicized posts. But Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and former Michigan player Larry Foote, ahem, reached out to the Michigan State contingent late last night on Twitter.
JAMAL LYLES, kyle artian, and back up RBshut yall mouth andGET ON THE FIELDREDSHIRTERS— Larrry Foote (@LarryFoote313) September 4, 2012
i would have started at state my junior year in high school— Larrry Foote (@LarryFoote313) September 4, 2012
And during today's weekly press conference in East Lansing, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio addressed the situation, basically saying his team needs to go back to proverbially twiddling its thumbs - instead of using them to tweet. Per the Detroit News:
"It's disrespectful and something we shouldn't be doing," Dantonio said. "The credit goes to the person in the arena and Michigan has a storied tradition. I didn't see much different from when we played Alabama (49-7 loss in 2011 Capital One Bowl). It's tough."
Tuesday afternoon, Robinson said the Twitter talk didn't faze him. He was more concerned about Air Force, Michigan's opponent on Saturday.
"It doesn't bother me at all," Robinson said.
Per MLive.com, Michigan State's Allen publicly apologized, at the request of Dantonio.
"When I posted the tweet, I didn't think it was a real big deal personally, but I understand now that you shouldn't talk on Twitter, on social media about other opponents," Allen said. "I should have kept it within the team."