Ohio State’s Lee, MSU’s Cook spar on Twitter

The Detroit News

For Michigan State and Ohio State, the football season is over. The trash-talking, though, isn’t.

Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee tried to pile on Michigan State’s 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl in the College Football Playoff, taking aim Friday night at Spartans quarterback Connor Cook.

Michigan State, of course, was in the national semifinals on the strength of its Big Ten title, which included a 17-14 victory over Ohio State in Columbus on Nov. 21 — a game the Spartans won without Cook, who was sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Instead, Michigan State pulled out the win with backup quarterbacks Tyler O’Connor and Damion Terry, and Michael Geiger’s 41-yard field goal as time expired. That all but secured a spot in the Big Ten title game against Iowa two weeks later.

Lee, who was fourth on the team in tackles (66) and third in tackles for loss (11), apparently felt like the Buckeyes should have been there.

Lee’s first tweet Friday night was in response to the poor television ratings for the national semifinals, in which he asked Cook, “See what you did, bro?”

It was enough to draw a response from Cook:

And, it went from there, with Lee referring to Cook as “Connie” and recalling last season's victory over the Crimson Tide before Cook got in the last word.