God, now Sparty is jumping on the "understands the rivalry" bandwagon? WHAT THE FUCK IS THERE TO UNDERSTAND? IT'S TWO SCHOOLS IN THE SAME STATE. THERE I EXPLAINED IT. I know WVU is a shithole, but if RichRod can't understand that, he's functionally retarded. Which I doubt.
EDIT: Just for shits and giggles, I decided to see how far Dantonio grew up from the Michigan border compared with RR. Only about 100 miles difference. Dantonio grew up pretty close to the West Virginia border, FWIW.