Earlier this week, Penn State Football sent out a tweet copying the famous Michigan motto, a quote from legendary former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler. One in which any Michigan fan and student knows, "The Team, The Team, The Team."
Here's the tweet:
The team, the team, the team. #mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/0AmLS11VdC— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) August 1, 2016
Michigan fans didn't take too kindly to the tweet and flooded social media with comments:
@PennStateFball The plagiarism, the plagiarism, the plagiarism. #GoBlue— Winston Collier (@winstoncollier) August 2, 2016
@PennStateFball I wonder how you came up with that? pic.twitter.com/fiJWtH0YZ1— PSL WOLVERINE (@gcappellini79) August 2, 2016
@PennStateFball Like this? pic.twitter.com/jLrFer6IYn— Smith (@turbo_beef) August 1, 2016
On Friday night, Jim Harbaugh had this thought on Twitter:
Thought for the day, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 5, 2016
While that tweet may or may not be coincidence, it rings true to the situation. Penn State clearly imitated Michigan.
Here's a video of "The Team The Team The Team" speech: