When the Outback Bowl passed on MSU to select Michigan, despite the Sparty having a better record and winning the head-to-head matchup, Dantonio said, "I just look at it as an opportunity to play in the Holiday Bowl right now. The records are what they are. I’ll just continue to focus on beating Michigan and let things sort of sort out,” Dantonio said on Sunday.
On Monday, Harbaugh fired back at Dantonio on Twitter.
“Saw Coach D comments on continuing to ‘focus’ on how ‘he’ can beat Michigan,” Harbaugh tweeted. “Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues. Good for BIG to have him back.”