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Michigan State players go off on Robinson after loss to Alabama

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It’s clear at this point that Alabama was the better team and had the better match-up in a 41-14 win over Michigan Saturday night. Even Michigan knows how bad it was.

That certainly didn’t stop a handful of Michigan State players from piling on their in-state rival, though (adding insult to injury was the loss of cornerback Blake Countess for the season).

Mlive.com pulled together a few tweets from Spartan players taking direct shots at Denard Robinson, who had a tough night against a salty Alabama defense. Some of the tweets have already been taken down.

“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.”

Not even Robinson’s 71-yard completion to Jeremy Gallon was enough to impress one Spartan.

“Even a blind squirrel can get a nut ever once in a while…,” running back Nick Hill tweeted after the play.

The Spartans have earned the right to talk a little smack on Michigan seeing as they’ve won four in a row against the Wolverines and figured out their own way to slow Robinson. That said, there’s been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours about Robinson being overrated. Not sure that applies since D-Rob is what he is: a great running threat but a below-average passer. He’s been that way since 2010 and thinking he was anything else is just wrong.

Furthermore, there aren’t many teams that come to mind that would have would have stayed competitive with the Tide that night, let alone beat them. In fact, if memory serves correctly, the 2011 Capital One Bowl between Alabama and Michigan State was so ugly — the Tide won 49-7 — that Sparty’s sideline doubled as an infirmary.

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41 Responses to “Michigan State players go off on Robinson after loss to Alabama”
  1. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 3, 2012 6:28 PM

    It makes me wonder why good sportsmanship has been replaced by trash talk.

  2. ripster65 says: Sep 3, 2012 6:31 PM

    yeah, Spartan didn’t look much better…

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 3, 2012 6:35 PM

    “Not sure that applies since D-Rob is what he is: a great running threat but a below-average passer. He’s been that way since 2010 and thinking he was anything else is just wrong.” I think you were being a little kind to Denard, but it is what it is.

    Apparently the Sparty players and Sparty fans here on CFT are on the same page. Hoke has quite a challenge to change things this season. It may well take Hoke a few more years to get the players he needs to really move the program up to the level he (and the Michigan fans) desire.

    Rivalries are great and this one is quite colorful. Quite entertaining. So often, I have seen this type of jabbing come back to bite the speaker(s) in the rear, so just remember DRob can make some big plays due to his great athleticism and he may have a few of those big plays in him in the rivalry game this season.

  4. rendadoll says: Sep 3, 2012 6:36 PM

    Wow! Michigan’s instate rival team mates were really tweeting away.

    Personally, it looked to me like for most of the game, Michigan was doing their level best to hang tough and play football, against one of the best Offenses and Defenses in the Country.

    I think Michigan did a good job. And they did score 14 points.

    I hate that the injuries happened on Michigan and Alabama side.

    Great game, both sides played with CLASS.

    Always good to see Alabama and Michigan match up.

    RTR.

    R

  5. cometkazie says: Sep 3, 2012 6:37 PM

    Filters down from the NFL.

  6. stoutfiles says: Sep 3, 2012 6:42 PM

    Twitter causes more trouble than it’s worth. The Internet sees all, and once you post a knee-jerk reaction with a couple beers in you, it’s there forever to be used against you.

  7. rendadoll says: Sep 3, 2012 6:44 PM

    rendadoll says: Sep 3, 2012 6:36 PM

    Wow! Michigan’s instate rival team mates were really tweeting away.

    Personally, it looked to me like for most of the game, Michigan was doing their level best to hang tough and play football, against one of the best Offenses and Defenses in the Country.

    I think Michigan did a good job. And they did score 14 points.

    I hate that the injuries happened on Michigan and Alabama side.

    Great game, both sides played with CLASS.

    Always good to see Alabama and Michigan match up.

    RTR.

    R

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    End quote:

    I see the INTERNET TROLLS are alive and well on this site today. LO

  8. bigdinla says: Sep 3, 2012 6:55 PM

    I guess the Spartans ha e already forgotten that 2010 bowl game! LOL if thus bunch of Spartans gets the chance to face the Tide!

  9. polegojim says: Sep 3, 2012 6:58 PM

    Sparty…
    We all KNOW Shoelaces strengths and weaknesses… and he scored TWICE as much as your boy did… so what does that say?

    Time to… Shut Up boys. Bring it on the field.

    Go BLUE!

  10. mrstevenson24 says: Sep 3, 2012 7:41 PM

    Crazy how Sparty is popping their gums, when they struggled against a mediocre Boise State team. Michigan will roll over State later in the year, and Denard will have the last laugh.

  11. primetime0552 says: Sep 3, 2012 7:57 PM

    how can anyone say boise is mediocre after one game? who knows what they are. if history drives anything, they will run the table the rest of the year and finish in the top 15. MSU defense gave up 6 points. Both possessions Boise scored on the started inside MSUs 35. Boise offense under Peterson(7 years) averages almost 40 points a game. MSU defense completed dominated them. Denard has also had his worst games(before Bama) against MSU and Narduzzis defense. Don’t see why that would change now. This is what rivalries are about. when your rival is down take shots at them. Michigan has done it to MSU for years! when MSU can finally do it back they are ‘classless.’ Haha. can’t wait for October 20th to be cheering on MSU in the big house. just hope Michigan can stop Air Force running so they don’t start 0-2 and become irrelevant for this season.

  12. bigdinla says: Sep 3, 2012 8:09 PM

    Pretty easy to call Boise mediocre. Their QB repeatedly missed wide open WRs and they could not tackle in the secondary to save their lives. Only MSUs equally crappy QB kept the game close.

  13. vincentbojackson says: Sep 3, 2012 8:24 PM

    Spartans feeling it after barely squeaking by a depleted Boise State on their own field.

    Bottom line is, the Big Ten looks soft from top to bottom this year.

  14. zack2482 says: Sep 3, 2012 8:41 PM

    Who is little brother now?

  15. sparty0n says: Sep 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    Hope Dantonio has a conversation with the team. They need to keep their mouths shut and just play ball.

  16. kiopta1 says: Sep 3, 2012 9:00 PM

    I get the feeling MSU will be eating some crow when they lose to rival Mich and ND.

  17. possiblecabbage says: Sep 3, 2012 9:24 PM

    I don’t think that a 1-0 MSU team has really earned that much right to talk smack, but they’re kind of right about Denard Robinson: He will fill up the highlight reel with plays against cupcakes and lower tier teams like Northwestern and Indiana, but against a team that plays good, physical, and disciplined defense he’s just not useful as a quarterback since he’s a terribly inaccurate passer.

    In terms of whether or not Robinson is overrated, I will say that ESPN had mentioned him as a “Heisman favorite” more than once in the weeks before the season.

  18. primetime0552 says: Sep 3, 2012 9:27 PM

    Maxwell looked bad against a very experienced secondary. Boise starting corners are both seniors. I will bet anything Boise finishes ranked in the top 15, just like always. Maxwell can only get better after one start. unfortunately for Michigan fans Denard will never be able to throw.accurately. On his INTs he threw it directly the the Bama players. Denard looked 100x worse than Maxwell and it wasn’t all Bamas defense.

  19. rickrock6661982 says: Sep 3, 2012 10:07 PM

    Isn’t this the same team that struggled mightly to beat Boise State at home?

    Not to mention, their QB looked horrendous…and they weren’t facing a team noted for good defense

    Anyhow, congrats to MSU…you might be the best team in a very subpar conference

  20. thraiderskin says: Sep 3, 2012 11:15 PM

    First off, The MSU guys need to keep it somewhat classy. Second, I seriously doubt Michigan beats the Spartans this year, Robinson isn’t very good, plain and simple. Third, Alabama is rolling, they have been since Saban got there. There is little many, especially MSU, can do against bama.

  21. takingbovadasmoney says: Sep 3, 2012 11:31 PM

    Robinson has had some pretty good games v. Notre Dame and Ohio State. Doubt MSU would call them cupcakes since they have losing records against both schools lately.

  22. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 4, 2012 12:44 AM

    Wow! I’m impressed with these young men’s classy comments. They mistakenly think that they’re funny, but actually end up looking like an immature jack_ _ _.

  23. primetime0552 says: Sep 4, 2012 1:26 AM

    MSU has been pretty dominate over ND lately. I believe their the only team ever to win 7 straight in South Bend? No Big Ten team has faired well against the Buckeyes in the last decade, so won’t go there.

    Not really sure how you can say MSU struggled ‘mightly’ against Boise. Bell had more yards than the entire Boise offense. Maxwell threw for more yards than the entire Boise offense. The picks(all off recievers hands. One was thrown behind the WR, but it still went in his hands) and the fumble is what made the game close. MSU defense completely dominated giving up 6 points. those 6 points were on drives that Boise starters on MSUs 35 or better. Nobody can deny that MSU has one of the beat defenses in the country. They showed it last year and continued this year with returning all but two players. Can they compete with Alabama or USC? never pretended like they could at this point. should they win the big ten? tell me why they shouldn’t……

  24. foreverlsu says: Sep 4, 2012 3:30 AM

    Stay classy, B1G 10

  25. scoregasmic says: Sep 4, 2012 8:02 AM

    He’s really not that great of a runner either he had what 10 yards against msu last year? They have got plenty of reasons to knock denard

  26. dkhhuey says: Sep 4, 2012 8:25 AM

    Gotta love a little bit of smack talk between brothers!!! Going to be fun watching them settle it on the field! Then we can move on to The Game!

    Go Buckeyes!

  27. hodag54501 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:39 AM

    Smack talk is juvenile. That said, it’s time for the “Big 10″ to admit the obvious: this conference doesn’t deserve a BCS bid.
    The Alabama-Michigan game looked like the varsity playing the junior varsity. Michigan was said to be a contender in the “Big 10″. Wisconsin barely held on against (what used to be called Division II) Northern Iowa. I could go on. Ohio State looked like a real deal(infused by Urban Meyer) and Nebraska looks good enough to lose to an SEC team in some bowl. That’s it.

    The BIG 10 needs to be renamed the “MEDIOCRE 12″.
    It is an inferior conference that would lose 90 percent of it’s games head-to-head with the SEC.
    I’m ashamed of nearly the whole conference in football. It’s time the Mediocre 12 conference leaders looked at themselves in the mirror and said we have to start figuring out a way to improve the product, not just con the reporters covering the teams to keep hyping it as a mega-conference(in football) which it clearly is not.

  28. murraychadwick says: Sep 4, 2012 9:18 AM

    I don’t think this is as much about the BIG or even the SEC and that it is much more about Alabama being that much better. Check out scores from last year against big name schools.

    2011 Citrus Bowl: Alabama 49, MSU 7
    2011 Arkansas: 38-14
    2011 Florida: 38-10
    2011 Tennessee: 37-6
    2011 Auburn: 42-14
    National title game: 21-0 over LSU, LSU never crosses midfield

  29. kozbee says: Sep 4, 2012 9:52 AM

    Maybe allow U.M to redeam itself.Since Spartans want to get into the act then take the best players from both U.M & State and build a team then bring it on and still get beat.SEC Rules.

  30. kupski says: Sep 4, 2012 10:29 AM

    B.S. !

    I will NEVER give a team accolades for doing a shitass job of playing football on Saturday. Stop telling me they played to their best ability. If that’s true, then Michigan really does suck bad and Carr I mean, Rodriguez.. errrr umm I mean Hok’x is a piss poor fat slob of a coach.

    They should be sued for ” Attempting Football”

    Nuff said.

    “Hok’X” he is a joke of a coach and Michigan has NO ONE ELSE.. remember the search for a Coach? NO ONE in the U.S. wanted that job.

  31. blueinok says: Sep 4, 2012 11:23 AM

    Overall Michigan still owns Michigan State.

  32. ohioirishfan says: Sep 4, 2012 12:39 PM

    @primetime0552, owned ND??? I think ND was the only team to take MSU behind the wood shed last year (31-13). That was with Kurt Cousins and your top receivers.

    See you on Sept. 15, 2012 Spartan fans. Round 2!

    On a final note: MSU, OSU nor anyone else in the Big 10 would have done any better. Alabama is the top team, like it or not (I don’t but give em their respect).

  33. primetime0552 says: Sep 4, 2012 3:30 PM

    @primetime0552, owned ND??? I think ND was the only team to take MSU behind the wood shed last year (31-13). That was with Kurt Cousins and your top receivers.

    See you on Sept. 15, 2012 Spartan fans. Round 2!

    On a final note: MSU, OSU nor anyone else in the Big 10 would have done any better. Alabama is the top team, like it or not (I don’t but give em their respect).

    ==============================

    You said in recent years. I didn’t know you were just talking about last season. Years(plural) refers to more than one season….MSU has won 3 out of the last 5….

  34. maddogterry says: Sep 4, 2012 4:01 PM

    It’s usually the one that runs off their mouth that gets punched in the mouth. I suggest that MSU players wait until after the 20th. To put this loss in perspective, last year not one SEC team scored more points than U of M.

  35. abrellbama says: Sep 4, 2012 6:24 PM

    If I were Michigan State, I wouldn’t be talking too much smack. Bama beat them 49-7 on 1/1/11 when Michigan State was 11-1 and Big10 co-champs and Bama was 9-3 that year. Bama isn’t an easy team to beat at all and Michigan State players know this. Some of them are still on the team that lost that game in the Capital One Bowl on 1/1/11.

  36. abrellbama says: Sep 4, 2012 6:35 PM

    maddogterry-Bama was 453-106 in Points For and Points Against in 2011, also 12-1 and NC’s. Michigan State was 434-257 in Points For and Points Against in 2011, and 11-3 while Michigan was 433-226 in Points For and Points against in 2011 and 11-2. So when you say no SEC team scored more points than U of M, you are DEAD WRONG! You need to check your facts first. Arkansas scored 14 against Alabama in 2011. But they only allowed 38 points scored against them. This was the very first game of the season. It is scary to think how good Bama will be by the end of the season. RTR!

  37. mrslay1 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:19 PM

    Michigan as a whole should just talk to themselfs! Neither one of them could play with the big boys in the SEC! Boise was completely remaned from last year and you barely got a win at home? I doubt if either of you even beat Ohio state:-) Face it…the “b1g” is little boy football now days:-)

  38. maddogterry says: Sep 4, 2012 8:21 PM

    Abrellabama- Sorry that I wasn’t clearer. I meant that no SEC team in 2011 scored more points against Alabama than Michigan did on Saturday.

  39. primetime0552 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:51 PM

    again, not sure how msu barely squeaked by boise. the game was not as close as the score. msu dominated boise, just had bad turnovers. you can lose the turnover game and win the game without completely dominating. look at how many trans have lost the turnover battle in the last 10 years and how many games they’ve won. then look up teams losing the turnover battle by a difference of 2….turnovers can be corrected. msu probably won’t have 4 turnovers in a game all season. I’m not saying they can compete with boise, but should easily win the weak B1G and be very competitive against USC or Oregon in the Rose Bowl. MSU has one of the beat defenses in the country, that can’t be denied. they have NFL talent all over that defense. I don’t think msu beats bama, but id bet every dollar I ever make it’d be a better game than what Michigan put up.

  40. dkhhuey says: Sep 5, 2012 7:27 PM

    Hoke is fat

  41. matlp57 says: Sep 6, 2012 4:36 PM

    As a UM fan I really wish that they had used DR as a slot back and on special teams, like they did with Desmond Howard and to some degree Charles Woodson. With his speed and moves I don’t doubt that he could have helped the team more than he has at QB, Hoke should have tried to sell this to him harder than he did. If he left, kids leave programs all the time, you move on.

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