Michigan State bombarded Michigan's long-snapper with trash talk before "the punt"

The punter for the Michigan Wolverines, Blake O'Neill, has taken the lion's share of the heat for the team's epic loss to the Michigan State Spartans. Because O'Neill simply could have fallen on the ball to preserve a likely victory for Jim Harbaugh's team, he has become the scapegoat and it is easy to see why.

However, the initial snap was, well, less than ideal in O'Neill's direction, and a College GameDay piece reveals that one of the Michigan State defenders attempted to scare the Michigan long-snapper by saying "if you mess this snap up, everybody's gonna hate you." (h/t CollegeSpun)

The video above tells that story from the mouth of Michigan State cornerback Jermaine Edmondson, and while it won't take the heat off O'Neill by any stretch, it is an interesting reminder of context surrounding the play.