At Jim Harbaugh’s Monday press conference, he was asked about the pregame raucous between Michigan State and a few Michigan players.
For a full breakdown of what transpired, click here.
Harbaugh made it clear during his Monday presser he believes MSU is the program at fault.
Already some pushing, shoving and yelling. Michigan players didn't get out of the way for MSU walk. Devin Bush screaming in Spartans' faces as they run back to locker room after this. Bush in yellow. pic.twitter.com/Us9GWyVQch— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 20, 2018
“Both teams, you share the field. Each has a sideline, each gets half of the field to warm up on. Michigan State locked arms and used every inch of the field in their walk lock with the attempt of going through or over our guys in a physical manner. To call that unsportsmanlike or to call the bush league is putting it mildly. That could have been a real unfortunate incident. As I said, it’s the opposite of ‘B.S.’, coach (Dantonio) said it was B.S., but that’s not B.S., that’s fact and I think it’s something now that the two athletic directors really need to get to get together and talk about. I’ll go one step further and use coach Dantonio’s words from a few years back, ‘it’s not a product of the team, but their program, and again that’s using his words, but that could have been an unfortunate deal.”
"That could have been a real unfortunate incident."— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 22, 2018
- Jim Harbaugh on pregame scene at Michigan State pic.twitter.com/KGvvgImNPQ
Harbaugh went on to compare what MSU did to an army faction in Star Wars.
“I see where they’re using the word juvenile,” Harbaugh said. “I think that’s trying to brush it under the carpet. Coach Dantonio was right behind it. That had all the ear-markings and evidence of an orchestrated stormtrooper march.”