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Spartans’ Riley Bullough trolls Wolverines’ Chase Winovich tweet

For those of you who are diehard Michigan Wolverine fans, you were most likely salivating at the news that Chase Winovich was returning for his final season in Ann Arbor. Winovich plays defensive end for the Maize-and-Blue, and led the team in sacks, with eight, and tackles-for-loss, with 18. Here’s Chase’s tweet:

Now, I have nothing against a man wanting to stay for his final year of eligibility, but it’s the “iconic” statement he rehashed for his announcement that myself and others take heed with. Especially after his Wolverines were the only BigTen team to NOT win their bowlgame.

“Those who stay will be champions.” A statement by Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler in 1969 that became a rallying cry after that Michigan team ended Ohio State’s 22-game winning streak the following year. And while the story is nice, the recent Michigan teams are far removed from that sentiment.

Enter former Michigan State Spartan linebacker, and MSU royalty, Riley Bullough.

Bullough, a four-year Spartan from 2013-16, is a two-time BigTen Champion in ’13 and ’15, a Rose Bowl Champion in 2013, and a Cotton Bowl Champion in 2014, is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And with the Bucs already on vacation after a 5-11 season, he definitely has time to troll his rival. Needless to say, the hatred from East Lansing to Ann Arbor runs deep, but he also has a point as Michigan has not even played for a BigTen title since conference realignment, and their last BigTen title was one they shared with Iowa in 2004.

Written by Matt Bassin

Born in L.A., raised in Detroit and SoCal. Born Green and White, but am an Arizona Alumnus with my degree in Journalism. Have worked for newspapers as a writer/editor, and as an on-air talent for sports radio. Follow the Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons and Lakers. Go Green!

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