Michigan Staffer SLAMS MSU for Taking Shot at Wolverines Player

Michigan Staffer SLAMS MSU for Taking Shot at Wolverines Player

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Michigan Staffer SLAMS MSU for Taking Shot at Wolverines Player

If you thought that things were going to cool off after Michigan’s Week Eight dominating 21-7 victory over Michigan State, think again.

The pregame shenanigans are mostly in the rearview, but the bad blood persists.

And on Wednesday, the shots continued to ring back and forth, with a Michigan staffer really taking it up a notch on Thursday morning with his response.

Shot

It all started with a graphic from scouting website Pro Football Focus, which stated that Michigan State DE Kenny Willekes — a former walk-on — was top in the Big Ten with 48 total pressures off the edge in 2018.

Behind him at No. 3 is Michigan star Chase Winovich with 43 pressures.

Well, that was as good a chance as any for the officially verified Twitter account for the MSU football staff to — not celebrate their own guy, so much — but to also take a shot at the hype train that surrounds Michigan and Winovich.

Chaser

But, as 247Sports’ Steve Lorenz points out, Willekes’ numbers are higher because he has more opportunities than Winovich due to teams avoiding Michigan’s pass rush and nationally No. 1 rated secondary.

And that’s when someone at Michigan decided to end it.

Wolverines recruiting coordinator Matt Dudek — who has taken jabs at MSU before — didn’t mince words in his Tweet reply on Thursday morning, slamming the fact that the MSU account took a shot at another school’s student athlete, with no face behind the Twitter account, with a note about the stats being more in Willekes’ favor given that Winovich doesn’t have as many opportunities (as mentioned above).

Just like before the game on Oct. 20 — MSU can start the war, but Michigan seems intent to finish it.

But, we’re sure, like Spartans coach Mike Dantonio previously said: “It’s not over, it will never be over.”

In the head-to-head, Willekes did have more defensive stats than Winovich. But, Michigan’s offense had the MSU defense on the field for 41:03 seconds of the 21-7 Wolverines victory, where the Michigan defense was on the field for just 18:57.

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