Jim Harbaugh does not regret describing the behavior of Michigan State before a Saturday game against his Wolverines as a "Bush League." In fact, coach Michigan doubled on Monday on his criticism of the Spartans and their head coach, Mark Dantonio.
In question, even two days after the Wolverines' 21-7 win over the Spartans, was a pretend, field-wide, arm-left walk Dantonio's squad traditionally before home games. This time, some Wolverines were still on the field doing warm-up exercises as the MSU players began marching through the Spartan Stadium. This led to a certain indignation, including Devin Bush, who dug his cleat into the logo of his opponents
Immediately after the game, Harbauggh claimed that the Spartans "clotheslined" some of their players as part of their "Busch League" tactics, as they walked past, and that "Dantonio was five meters behind her" and "smiling" as it happened. Told of these allegations at his own post-game press conference, Dantonio called her "BS"
In a Sunday conference call, the MSU coach told reporters: "I've never commented on a coach in the past, I will not do it. Comment now He continued, "The whole thing was kind of a juvenile for me, it's going to happen in rival games, but I stick to what I said yesterday."
Monday also found Harbaugh at his previous remarks. "When you host a team, both teams, you divide the field, everyone has a sideline, everyone has one-half of the field to warm up," he said (via the Detroit Free Press). "And then Michigan State closed its arms and used every inch of the field on its way trying to physically go through or over our boys." Calling that unsportsmanlike or calling this league makes it mild, " he continued. "That could have been an unfortunate incident. And as I said, it's the opposite of B.S. Coach [Dantonio] said it was BS. But that is not BS. That's fact. I think that's something the two sports directors really need to get together and talk about.
"I'll go one step further and use Coach Dantonio's words from a few years ago, it's not a product of the team, it's their program," This is an unfortunate deal. And I'm proud of our boys for keeping cool. "
It's no surprise that the back and forth between the coaches was more than reinforced. The Michigan supporters in particular tried to prove that Dantonio's" BS "line was not could have been used for the allegation that he was smiling behind his players.
Harbaugh claimed Monday that he and his team knew about the Spartans' Pretgame Walk and tried to avoid it, but that MSU officials were intentionally vague about when it st attending.
"We called her and said," When do you take your walk? We do not want to let our players out until you make your traditional walk, "he said." They gave us some time. "It will be at 9:45 [a.m.]." Said, "Okay, great." Then, "Well, it could be 9:55" – now it's 9:55, a day later.  "This walk lasted another 10 minutes after that, at no point was there any heads up or, Hey, can you please leave the field."
Harbugh held on to Bush, his linebacker, the The Spartans' logo indicated, "I do not apologize, Devin, I like the way our boys handled it." He also did not want to comment on Dantonio's "youthful" line.
"I see where they used the word 'teenager' that's trying to get under the carpet," said Harbaugh. "Their strength coaches were out there, leading their assistant trainers, and coach Dantonio was right behind them."
"That had all the evidence and evidence of an orchestrated storm troop march," added the Michigan coach.
Stay tuned to Dantonio's answer to the inevitable questions of his players "Star Wars" villains. In the meantime, college football fans can enjoy the fact that as the matchup on the field comes and goes this year, one of the country's most intense domestic rivalries continues.
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