Tarik Black was expected to be Michigan‘s No. 1 receiver this season. Unfortunately, he suffered a foot injury for the second season in a row and has been forced to sit out.
On Saturday, news broke that Black was on the travel roster but he did not see any action.
The Wolverines were able to dominate the game without Black, winning 21-7 on Michigan State’s home turf.
On Monday, during Jim Harbaugh‘s weekly presser, he said that Tarik Black has been cleared to play by doctors but that he was limited in practice this past week.
Jim Harbaugh on Tarik Black going forward: “Don’t know. He was cleared by the doctors to play..and in practice he was limited.”
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 22, 2018
By the sounds of things, we could be seeing a lot of Tarik Black starting with the Wolverines game against Penn State in a couple of weeks.
Dear Spartans: You wanted Michigan to take you seriously, now you have to deal with it
For the past decade, Michigan State has pretty much dominated Michigan when it comes to football, there is no arguing that.
Heading into Saturday, the Spartans had beaten the Wolverines in eight of the previous ten matchups and covered the point spread in all 10 of those games. To say the rivalry was one-sided would be an understatement.
But for the Spartans and their fans, it was never good enough.
Something has been missing
Despite constantly taking Michigan behind the woodshed, there was always the feeling that something was missing from the big game. For Michigan State, their annual game against Michigan has always been their biggest game of the season. It has always been the one game they wanted to win at all cost. After all, the Wolverines have always been their biggest rival and they always will be.
But for Michigan, that has never been the case and it has bothered the Spartans (and many of their fans) for a long time, though they probably will not admit it.
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