On Saturday, it was reported the Michigan State linebackers Jon Reschke and Riley Bullough were excited to play against Alabama running back Derrick Henry. They gave him a shout out on Twitter and said that they can’t wait to meet up with him on the field.
It looks like one of their coaches wasn’t too happy about them talking to Henry like that. One coach talked to Reschke about their comments and he said that they were certainly focused on the task at hand.
“I was like, ‘Can’t wait to play you, man,’” Reschke told Spartantailgate.com. “Coach (Mike) Tressel came up to me and was like, ‘Why are you guys being buddy-buddy with Derrick Henry?’ We were like, ‘We are just messing around with him and letting him know we are thinking about him.’”
He then went on to say that the Spartans were certainly up for the challenge.
“We are going to have to hit him harder – harder than we’ve ever hit anyone else,” Reschke said. “It’s a challenge we are accepting.”
If it didn’t sound like the linebackers were teasing Henry before, it certainly sounds like they’re calling him out now. It’s going to be one hell of an intense game on the field, but the Spartans may regret these words.
The Spartans and Crimson Tide take the field in the Cotton Bowl on December 31 at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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