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New Michigan State football transfer already has issues with the Wolverines

One of Mel Tucker’s newest additions already has beef with the Michigan Wolverines.



New Michigan State running back, Nathan Carter, Michigan football
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A season ago, during one of the Wolverines’ first games of the season, Jim Harbaugh’s squad laid it on the UConn Huskies en route to a 59-0 blowout win. Following the Michigan football victory over UConn, the Wolverines moved on to bigger and better things, such as wins over Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State, a Big Ten title, and a College Football Playoff berth. During a game that many Michigan fans quickly forgot about, new Michigan State running back Nathan Carter was sidelined for the remainder of his final season with the Huskies.

Since his matchup in the Big House, Nathan Carter decided to enter the transfer portal and headed to East Lansing. According to the new Michigan State running back, there is unfinished business between him and the Wolverines, who cut his sophomore year short last September.

New Michigan State running back already beefing with Michigan football

Nathan Carter — a new Michigan State running back who recently joined Mel Tucker’s roster via the transfer portal — is already on the Michigan football hate train in East Lansing. According to Carter, he is not going to let go of last season’s Michigan-UConn game easily seeing as the Wolverines injured him for the remainder of the season.

“Obviously, they’re the ones that, when I was at Connecticut, they put me out for the year,” Carter said. “So, I’ve got a little chip on my shoulder when we play them. So, that will be fun to get a little ‘get back’ when that time comes.”

Holding a grudge like this is pretty understandable, but his hatred for Michigan football did not stop there — Carter has already embraced Michigan State’s unwillingness to say ‘Michigan,’ instead referring to the university as “the school down the road.”

“I took it pretty well,” Carter said. “I did have a good season going into playing ‘the team down the road‘, and then obviously my season got cut short. But, I believe I handled it very well.”

New Michigan State running back Nathan Carter will get his shot at revenge against Michigan football on October 21st, when the Wolverines and Spartans are slated to face off in East Lansing, MI. Last season, Michigan ran away with the game, eventually downing Mel Tucker’s team by 22 points at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

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