It's been a few months since he left the world of college football for the NFL, but on Wednesday, former Michigan Wolverines star quarterback Denard Robinson gave his opinion on Big Ten teams once again.
Robinson, who was signed in the fifth round of this year's NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, appeared on the Big Ten Network this week and was asked during an interview to rank his former team's rival games in order of importance. Given that opportunity, Robinson just couldn't pass up the chance to bash in-state rival Michigan State.
"Of course we've got to say Ohio (State's) the biggest one," Robinson said. "(Then) Notre Dame and (No. 3) Michigan State, our little brothers."
It was back in 2007 when then Michigan running back Mike Hart first referred to the Spartans as the Wolverines' "little brother" after a late come from behind victory over MSU in Spartan Stadium. Since then, the tag has become synonymous with the aggressive nature and disrespect between the two teams.
It comes as no surprise that Robinson would use the term "little brother" when referring to Michigan State despite no longer being a part of the NCAA. It was the Spartans that gave the star Michigan player the most grief during his tenure as a leader of the maize and blue. While Mike Hart's club went a perfect 4-0 over Michigan State during his time with the team, Robinson was a mere 1-3 against MSU, with his only victory coming in Ann Arbor in 2012 and by a score of 12-10.
Robinson struggled against the Spartans more than any other team he would play during his college career. In his four games against MSU, including three as a starter, Robinson was 40 of 82 passing for 501 yards, 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. On the ground, he ran 62 times for 215 yards and a pair of TDs.
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