When Harbaugh tweets, it is usually something noteworthy.
When the dust settled yesterday, we learned that the Outback Bowl chose 8-4 Michigan over 9-3 Michigan State, despite the fact the Spartans beat the Wolverines head-to-head and had a better record.
As you might imagine, this ticked off a number of Michigan State fans. MSU head coach Mark Dantonio was asked about the decision yesterday, and he took a slight jab at it, and Michigan in the process.
Dantonio on UM getting picked over MSU for a Florida Bowl Game: "I will just keep focused on beating Michigan."
— Hondo Carpenter (@HondoCarpenter) December 3, 2017
Well, Jim Harbaugh responded, combining a shot at Dantonio’s 3-9 record and the program’s myriad off-field issues in 2016 with a backhanded compliment.
Saw Coach D comments on continuing to "focus" on how "he" can beat Michigan. Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues. Good for BIG to have him back.
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) December 4, 2017
Dantonio does hold the edge over Harbaugh, winning two of three matchups between the pair.
Now, there’s some extra spice added to an already intense rivalry.