He’s so obsessed with us.
Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson took another shot at Illinois and the Illini fanbase on Thursday at Big Ten Media Days.
Here’s what he said.
Hunter Dickinson on Illinois’ fans at #B1GMediaDay (#ICYMI):— Cooper Watson (@coopertwatson) October 7, 2021
“They just act like they're some powerhouse in the Big Ten and they're really not.”
Says they’re “kind of annoying” but does give them credit for being a good team at the moment.
Hunter Dickinson clarifies his comments on hating Illinois. Says the players are cool, Kofi and Belo, praises Coach Underwood but adds... "It's more their fans....they act like they're some powerhouse in the Big Ten."...he added they are one of the best teams in the league now.— Brad Sturdy (@Sturdy32) October 7, 2021
Michigan center Hunter Dickinson on his game against #Illini last year:— Bret Beherns (@WCIA3Bret) October 7, 2021
"Illinois fans definitely let me know how I played on Instagram and Twitter a lot. I definitely had one of my lesser games of the season, so for me to be able to have another chance, I would appreciate that" pic.twitter.com/JhPG4LTbiZ
Yes, the questions were sent to Dickinson by reporters at the event, so I guess some of this is all manufactured — it’s Big Ten Media Days, of course — but he didn’t have to go out here still making beef seven months after the Illini beat the Wolverines.
Remember what happened that day, by the way?
Illinois won by 23 and Dickinson (and Michigan’s Big Three as a whole) were stifled.
But, hey, Michigan won the Big Ten, so who are Illinois fans to talk, right?!
The two teams will square off in Champaign on Jan. 14 and in Ann Arbor on Feb. 27.