Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Little Brother Scale after Week 8
The term hits a nerve with both
and . Michigan State
It bothers the Spartans for its meaning that their program is the little brother to
It bothers the Wolverines for its meaning over recent years since Mike Hart uttered those words.
When I started the topic prior to the season, I expected both teams to have a strong year and keep the debate lively.
Saturday’s game was hard fought and perhaps would have went the other way if it was played in
Lansing. But, in the end, Michigan snapped the streak and beat the
It is hard to hand the balance of power in the rivalry to the other team after just one win, especially a 2-point victory, but when you break it down, Michigan State has taken a step backwards this season no matter what it does the rest of the year.
The Wolverines are now leading my scale. They will lead the scale for the rest of the season as long as they don’t completely tank down the stretch.
What interests me now that
Michigan is back on top is where this
rivalry will go from here.
Mark Dantonio said he will be glad to see Denard Robinson go, but is that really true?
has been able to
contain Robinson as well as anyone. Will a new Michigan
State Michigan quarterback with a new offensive scheme
really make it easier for the Spartans?
to continue to be strong under Brady Hoke for his recruiting and solid coaching
staff. may not have the resources and
depth to stay in the mix in the Big Ten year after year. Michigan State
Only time will tell.
can enjoy just being back in the driver’s seat.
LITTLE BROTHER SCALE:
MSU 15½ Michigan