Throw in the towel, Cincinnati has now secured two offseason victories over Michigan State.
On Friday, the Cincinnati football program celebrated Valentine’s Day by enjoying Luke Fickell’s decision to pass on the head coaching job at Michigan State and remain the leader of the Bearcats for the 2020 season. And, thanks to the comments of one of Michigan State’s board of trustees members, Cincinnati decided to throw a little Valentine’s Day shade at the Spartans.
Earlier this week, when a deal fell through for MSU to land Fickell as head coach, board member Brian Mosallam went on 97.1 The Ticket on the Jamie and Stoney Show, saying the university wasn’t interested in hiring a “waffling flake” as head coach. He did not state Fickell’s name, but it was shortly after the head coach decided to remain at Cincinnati.
So, Cincinnati decided to create some Valentine’s Day cards based on those comments, and Fickell’s spurning of Michigan State to stay with the Bearcats. Below is the tweet that was sent out from the UC football program’s official Twitter account:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
We couldn’t celebrate #ValentinesDay,
Without throwing a little shade too. 😘
— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) February 14, 2020
It was a pretty clever move from Cincinnati, but it won’t be received too well in East Lansing.
After Fickell turned down the job, Michigan State was able to land Colorado head coach Mel Tucker to replace Mark Dantonio. He was introduced as the next head coach of the program on Wednesday.