Rutgers' Greg Schiano takes issue with Michigan State's Mel Tucker using 'keep chopping' mantra

An apparent rivalry is also budding between the two schools over the use of the phraseKeep Chopping.Michigan State coach Mel Tucker used the phrase after beating Western Kentucky last week to move to 5-0 시즌에. It’s something Rutgers coach Greg Schiano took issue with.

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Head coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights talks to his team during a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 24, 2020 in East Lansing, 미시간.

Head coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights talks to his team during a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on Oct. 24, 2020 in East Lansing, 미시간. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

“알 잖아, we’ve been doing ‘keep chopping’ 이후 2005. And Dr. Kevin Elko is the person who gave it to me. He actually gave it to me in 1999, when I was at the University of Miami. Didn’t just give it to me, gave it to our whole staff,” Schiano said Monday, 통하다 24/7 Sports.

And it’s funny how things get tucked away and then come out, but that’s become much more than a word in this program. So we really live by that. That’s kind of a big part of our culture.

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Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano speaks with a sideline official in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, 미시간, 토요일, 씨족. 25, 2021.

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano speaks with a sideline official in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, 미시간, 토요일, 씨족. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Schiano made thekeep choppingphrase popular during his first stint with Rutgers. At the height of the Scarlet Knights’ success in 2006, the team went 11-2 behind Mike Teel, Ray Rice, Eric Foster and Tiquan Underwood.

NJ.com noted that Tucker was using the phrase during his stint with Colorado in 2019. It didn’t appear Schiano had an issue with it at the time.

This is a family, 남자. And we’ve got to keep chopping. Keep chopping,” 그는 말했다.

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker talks with officials during an NCAA football game on Saturday, 씨족. 25, 2021, in East Lansing, 미시간.

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker talks with officials during an NCAA football game on Saturday, 씨족. 25, 2021, in East Lansing, 미시간. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

In any case, Saturday’s game is giant for both teams. Rutgers is trying to keep pace after two consecutive losses to ranked teams Michigan and Ohio State. A Michigan State victory would carry some weight going forward as it is one of the handful of teams who remain unbeaten.

Michigan State plays Indiana next week and Michigan before the end of the month.

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