Jim Harbaugh fires back at Mark Dantonio's 'beating Michigan' swipe

Jim Harbaugh fires back at Mark Dantonio's 'beating Michigan' swipe

Jim Harbaugh fires back at Mark Dantonio's 'beating Michigan' swipe

Jim Harbaugh has been quiet for most of the season. Maybe it was because MI hobbled to an 8-4 record.

The "off field issues" Harbaugh is referencing the are 13 players who left the team before the start of the 2017 season, including the four players dismissed after being charged for sexual assault.

After the games were announced, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was asked about Michigan making the New Year's Day bowl. I'll just continue to concentrate on beating MI.

When the Outback Bowl reportedly passed on Michigan State to select Michigan, despite the Spartans having a better record and winning the head-to-head matchup, Dantonio said, "I'll just continue to concentrate on beating Michigan; let things sort of sort out". "You know, the records are what they are. Good for (the Big Ten) to have him back".

Dantonio's team has beaten Harbaugh's team twice in their three meetings since Harbaugh came to Ann Arbor, including a 14-10 win at Michigan Stadium this October.

The Spartans, of course, ended up in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 in San Diego, instead of playing in Tampa, Florida, on January 1.

Harbaugh, of course, is referring to the 2016 season in which the Spartans finished with a 3-9 record, including a loss to MI, and the numerous off-the-field problems MSU has had over the past year or so, including having multiple players kicked off the team.

Harbaugh - who has lost two of his three meetings against the Spartans as head coach at MI - apparently didn't take too kindly to it.

Related news