Devin Bush: "I Hate Michigan State"

Sounds like he'd rather beat the Spartans than the Buckeyes.

Will Burchfield
September 14, 2018 - 6:59 am

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Devin Bush isn't bashful about his feelings for Michigan State. 

Michigan's defensive co-captain first took a shot at the Spartans this offseason, and he doubled down on Friday in an interview with the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket. 

Asked which team he dislikes more, Michigan State or Ohio State, Bush said simply, "I hate Michigan State."

"I don’t like Ohio State either," he went on, "but I just don’t like Michigan State. Like, I couldn’t -- I don’t know. I just don’t even want to touch their green, kind of. I don’t like Michigan State."

Back in July, Bush couldn't resist taking a "little brother" jab at the Spartans on Twitter. Responding to a video from Michigan's loss to Michigan State last year, in which he had been tagged by a Michigan State fan account, Bush invoked the famous words of Mike Hart. 


Bush is 1-1 versus the Spartans during his time at Michigan. He's 0-2 against the Buckeyes, but for some reason feels more contempt for the Wolverines' in-state rival.

He'll get a chance to back up his words Oct. 20 in East Lansing. 

Other highlights from Bush's interview on 97.1 The Ticket: 

On what it's like playing for defensive coordinator Don Brown: "He’s the best thing that ever happened to me – you know, besides my dad and everything. But playing for Coach Brown, man, he’s a guy you really connect with. He really connects with his players and he really loves you. He reminds his D that, 'Hey guys, I love you like y’all my sons.' And he lets you play. That’s the one thing he really does. He’s never going to take a play away from you. He’s going to let you play lights out, he’s going to let you do what you do best."

On why he views this season as the one shot for this core group of players: "Everything changes. A lot of things change in college football as you guys can see. Coaches leave, players leave, people graduate, people go on to pursue their dreams in the NFL. Who knows what’s going to happen next year? Who knows what these coaches are going to do and what’s going to happen? We get one shot with this group. We got a lot of seniors and a lot of guys that have the potential to move on and graduate and do things, so one shot with this team, like I said. There’s only one time you’re all going to be together."

Would he rather have opened the season against Western Michigan: "To be honest, I actually like that we played Notre Dame first game. We learned a lot from that game. Playing a big team, a really good team the first game of the season really tests your whole team as whole, even the coaching staff. Being able to make corrections off those films and knowing what we did wrong and how we can improve is going to make us a better team in the future."

Jordan Poole or Charles Matthews: "Charles Matthews, I liked him a lot."