It doesn't seem likely that Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh will be exchanging Christmas cards this years.
Dantonio did have one last thing to say though.
On Sunday, the bowl game slate was revealed and it was announced that Michigan will be playing in the Outback Bowl on January 1, while Michigan State, who finished with a better record than the Wolverines AND beat them head-to-head, will be playing in the Holiday Bowl on December 28.
Nebraska stayed with Michigan State for about 10:00 on Sunday, then the Spartans showed why they're the 3rd-ranked team in the country as they cruised to an 86-57 at home in the Big Ten opener for both teams. When asked if he viewed that as a slight during a press conference on Sunday, Dantonio made reference to his track record against MI and Harbaugh.
"I just look at it as an opportunity to play in the Holiday Bowl. I'll just continue to focus on beating MI and let things sort out".
Dantonio had insinuated he'd let the Spartans' record (2-1) against Harbaugh's Wolverines do the talking.
Under sixth-year head coach Mike Leach, the Cougars finished the regular season 9-3 overall record, the third-straight season WSU has recorded at least eight victories. In past offseasons, he's taken swipes at Georgia's Kirby Smart, Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith among others.
Harbaugh caught wind of the comment and based on his response Monday, it seems like he didn't appreciate the shot at MI. "Just coaching the football team".