Michigan-MSU is a ‘happening,’ Harbaugh says

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
LJ Scott scores while Ben Gedeon makes the tackle during last year's game in Ann Arbor. Both players return for this Saturday's matchup in East Lansing.

For Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who played against Michigan State as the Wolverines’ quarterback, the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is a “happening.”

“I think it’s always been a tremendous rivalry for both schools, two great institutions, for our state and for our communities,” Harbaugh said Tuesday on the Big Ten conference call. “I feel it was that way when I was a player. I feel it’s that way now as a coach. I would anticipate it will be that way in the future.”

Harbaugh was asked if he is feels as emotionally tied to the rivalry as he did when he was a player.

“As I said, I feel in the state, in the communities, at the two great institutions, for all involved, yeah, it was, is and will be a happening,” Harbaugh said.

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