What do you get when you cross a top recruit, an outspoken coach, a sleepover and an intense in-state rivalry? The best kind of fun, tongue-in-cheek sports comedy.
As many are now aware, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaughemployed some fairly unconventional recruiting tactics, including possible floor-sleeping and movie-watching, in the hopes of persuading top kicker Quinn Nordin, who is currently committed to Penn State, to become a Wolverine.
Naturally, the neighbors also caught wind of the visit, according toESPN's Dan Murphy. But rather than supporting Harbaugh's pitch, the Michigan State fans took up an entirely different cause: asserting their favorite team's superiority.
Emblazoned on a banner they mounted just a few houses away from Nordin's was the final score of the latest Spartans-Wolverines showdown (you know, the one in which MSU sealed a victory off of a late Michigan fumbled punt attempt).