Michigan and South Carolina players had a heated exchange on Wednesday night. At the end of an Outback Bowl bowling outing, a few players exchanged words and police stepped in before the altercation got physical.
Things got heated between UM-S Carolina players after bowling. A UM player said S Carolina players "started talking trash" pic.twitter.com/1Js7R5UlvQ
— angelique (@chengelis) December 28, 2017
It could serve as a good preview of what to see on Monday when the teams meet on the field, but the two sides downplayed the scuffle on Thursday.
“It was some friendly trash talk. Bowling was very intense, and it was fun. It was good. We can’t wait for the the game on Monday,” Michigan safety Tyree Kinnel said. “…”I’m not sure (what initiated it). We walked past and friendly talk. I think that’s all it really was. Nothing really got out of hand. Nobody touched nobody. It was fun and competitive.”
Said South Carolina coach Will Muschamp: “Running your mouth at a bowling ally doesn’t do a lot for me.” “Whether you’re bowling or not, you’ve got to compete.”
Will Muschamp on the #splitsvillescuffle: "Running your mouth at a bowling ally doesn't do a lot for me."
"Whether you're bowling or not, you've got to compete."
— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_SECcountry) December 28, 2017