Michigan State players rip Denard Robinson during Michigan’s loss to Alabama

Michigan State kicked off its season on a positive note Friday night with a victory over No. 24 Boise State. Denard Robinson and company were not as fortunate on Saturday night as they were completely dominated by Alabama in all phases of the game. Most of us expected the Tide to be too much for Michigan, but the 41-14 loss made the Wolverines look undeserving of their top-10 preseason ranking.

Not surprisingly, the Michigan State players seemed to enjoy every second of Michigan’s rough evening. Many of them took to Twitter to rip Robinson  with a series of tweets that have since been deleted but were captured by MLive.com.

“Is this guy really a QB I’ll say my mans (walk-on Tommy Vento) is a better QB lol,” Linebacker Denicos Allen wrote. “S/O to my boy Vento by the way.”

“DENARD IS SOOOO BAD!” safety Kyle Artinian added. “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.”

As you may have seen, MSU running back Le’Veon Bell received an amazing 50 touches during the Spartans win over Boise State — including 44 rushing attempts for 210 yards. Robinson, who many believe is a strong Heisman Trophy candidate this season, completed only 11-of-26 passes for 200 yards and threw two interceptions. He ran the ball only 10 times for 27 yards and added a rushing touchdown.

Since it is so early in the year, we can’t really tell if the blowout loss Michigan suffered indicates that they are overrated or shows just how dominant Alabama will be again this season. In any event, Robinson shouldn’t needed any added motivation when taking on MSU in October. Clearly his rivals have very little respect for him.

Helmet knock to Dr. Saturday

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3ZP56YMUB7ME776QLKT3CHBP6U AlexK

    Evidently, “Let sleeping dogs lie” has no meaning in Lansing.  We’ll see what roused dogs can accomplish in October.   As an old hunter I can assure you that running down a bear is quite different than running down a ‘wounded’ bear.

  • John Fowler

    Has MSU forgot their trip to the woodshed 2 years ago?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VK25FK7ELCESN4N763ZWCPHVMI Concerned

    This Bama fan will be cheering for Michigan on Oct 20. I can’t wait to watch Denard Robinson run all over Michigan State. I feel very sure they do not have the defense to keep him in check.  The guy is fun to watch and very talented…and with the rivalry the teams have, I’m sure he doesn’t need much motivation.  If I were M State, I’d try to not give him much more.