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Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 8:20 a.m.

Michigan State defensive end Trevor Anderson: 'I never liked Michigan'

By Michael Rothstein



Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 8:44 p.m.

How Statish! They start to get good at something, and then stick their feet into their mouths. This type of self-defeat has happened there with many other things, going back at least to the days of John Hannah and their involvement in Vietnam. More recently, the move of their medical school, however necessary, was very clumsy. Too bad: there are many good things there, both athletic and academic. Izzo has been able to avoid being ensnared in this self-destructive institutional culture. More often, they shoot themselves in the foot and then blame others for being arrogant. If they win Saturday, they will still have the chip on their shoulder.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 6:17 p.m.

I was just watching "College Football Live" on ESPNU and Trevor Matich, I believe is his name, was talking about how MSU has been "whining" about not feeling respected by Michigan. Matich was right-on: if you want to be respected, you have to win. As much as we hate Ohio State, I do believe we respect them and I know the players/former players respect each other--many of them had both schools on their list when they were being recruited. The difference is clear--OSU wins and we have a closer record in the rivalry. Michigan owns MSU, AND MSU had all this hype around them coming into the season--much more so than Michigan--but are only 1-3. I will be the first Michigan fan/alum to acknowledge readily that MSU is far better than their record reflects. But we can't respect MSU when we are better than them in pretty much everything except basketball, and we're even on the rise in THAT. They need to quit talking to the media about respect and start working on getting competitive.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 5:53 p.m.

If MSU wants respect, they should show restraint and poise in their comments. If they want respect on the field they have to play well. So far this year they have done neither.

Maize and Poo

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 1:08 p.m.

hey bigfella.. way to play the idiot card... while I know its a stretch for you to comprehend, the NCAA can not limit players mental preparation time in any given week. What type of comment will you come up with next, Dantonio doesn't have any 4million dollar law suits filed against him...


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 12:46 p.m.

"When you work 85, 90 hours a week to prepare for one single moment, you tend to remember those things," Dantonio said. "This will be no different. "We'll come ready to play, I can assure you that." this is an actual comment from the horse's mouth. I think the NCAA should investigate the MSU football program regarding possible violations..


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 12:40 p.m.

Such nonsense....cannot believe that players anywhere mouth off like this..."hate" is a strong word. If this is suppose to be motivation for his team, it just does not work. Will be looking for his performance at gametime when he takes "hate" on to the field!


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 12:35 p.m.

After that, why should State get any respect? If MSU is worrying whether they're getting respect from Michigan then Michigan is already in their head.

Maize and Poo

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 12:12 p.m.

Thank you all for your comments regarding MSU.. It is appropriate for a player to "hate" the other team. If that players "hate" is positively harnessed, imagine how that translates on the gridiron. Lets be realistic, UofM is a decent football team, that said, they are untested.. The toughest opponent has been ND, but it was on your turf.. It is time for you to be tested behind enemy lines. UofM may win, I believe they are currently the better team, but I would not expect a double digit win. Should your players carry the same attitude on the field, it will be a long and bitter bus ride back to reality.. Heres to hoping for a good game, regardless of the final score!


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 11:21 a.m.

"No respect I tell ya, no respect" - R. Dangerfield (and now MSU football team)


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 10:45 a.m.

I love this. For once, it is MSU who is the more arrogant of the two teams; as usual, though, it is UM who is better. Sparty will learn, like Walter Smith did against OSU, that taunting before the game is really a no-win situation. RR is doing a lot better job of game week coaching than Dantonio at this point. Dantonio's team is providing the bulletin board material, while UM is quietly going about their business, preparing a few surprises for MSU. The entire team at MSU is really funny, showing no respect for UM but simultaneously trying to play the "no respect" card. Part of me hopes UM blows them out, but most of me hopes that MSU is ahead going into the fourth quarter, and once again finds a way to choke with a perfectly clear airway.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 10:41 a.m.

FYI, Trevor Anderson is from Detroit, and did not have a Michigan offer. That may be the "disrespect" he is referring to.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 10:36 a.m.

...As for the respect factor, that is earned, not given. "At MSU we are taught to respect our opponent" What?..As if to say that Michigan is not respecting thier opponents? Take a look at your own comments and tell me? Is it respectfull to say that you "hate" someone...especially before ball has even been snapped? This whole whining attitude reminds me of a team from Southbend, a team that UM beat two weeks ago. We will see how for it gets you on Saturday.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 10:31 a.m.

This guys comments are laughable! lol..."You will know within 30 seconds why we hate Michigan." I consider myself a pretty realistic fan when it comes to expectations, and I have felt that MSU has the edge in this game because they are at home and our D can't stop anyone. After listening to the players and fans comments this week, I have changed my mind. MSU is calling this the salvation game for them, as if that means they are going to play harder than normal...or play smarter than in the past 4 weeks. You are what you are...and so far you are 1-3 and making a lot of stupid plays, plus you can't stop the pass. Michigan will play just as hard as you, and although our QB's have not been tested on the road yet, I think they will do enough to beat a team that can't seem to get out of their own way.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 10:31 a.m.

what's a michigan state football player called? michigan football reject's that have no skill lol go blue


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 9:37 a.m.

I met a guy on a airplane while traveling the other day and he told me he had played for MSU. He said he hated UM and all the coaches then and now. I asked him if he had been recruited by the UM at all, he dropped his chin and said...NO...I guess I wasn't good enough for Michigan.


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 9:05 a.m.

Who is this guy? I've never heard of him. Does he play football?


Wed, Sep 30, 2009 : 8:56 a.m.

this kid is ridiculous. haha...if anything it's the other way around. ppl are told to sit down and chill out at MI football games! at MSU football games there have been several instances of sexual assault. but, if this guy is getting disrespected...well, good. GO BLUE!