Oh yeah, Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman said it.
“I love Funch (Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess),” he said. “I really do. But I feel bad for him that he had to go to that school.”
Coleman, of course, is a former Ohio State Buckeye. Funchess is a Michigan Wolverine, and it’s rivalry week.
The No. 2 Buckeyes take on the No. 3 Wolverines on Saturday at the Horseshoe in Columbus, Ohio, with playoff and Big Ten Championship Game hopes on the line. Ohio State has won 12 of the past 15 matchups.
Coleman is in full rivalry spirit, conducting interviews with media while decked out in Ohio State gear and chanting rah-rah-Buckeyes songs. He and teammates Andrew Norwell and Ted Ginn Jr. outnumber Funchess in the locker room as three Ohio State alumni to one Michigan alumnus.
Or, the “locker roo,” as Coleman might say.
“You got to leave out the ‘M’s,’” he said. “Because they (Michigan) don’t mean anything to us. And I’m excited.”