Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh isn't interested in looking at the struggles this season for Mark Dantonio and Michigan State.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh isn't interested in looking at the struggles this season for Mark Dantonio and Michigan State.

Bulletin board material will certainly not be at a premium in either Ann Arbor or East Lansing this week.

With Michigan (7-0) and Michigan State (2-5) set to meet at Spartan Stadium Saturday at noon, Jim Harbaugh had nothing but praise for Mark Dantonio.

"He's done a great job," Harbaugh said at his weekly press conference Monday. "He's done one of the best college football coaching jobs in the history of the game. He's at the highest level."

Harbaugh's message to his team this week, and really all season long, has been on respecting every opponent, treating every game as a "championship" one as the No. 2 Wolverines continue to push for a college football playoff berth.

This week will be no different.

Despite the fact that Michigan State has thoroughly dominated this rivalry over the last decade, including a stunning Spartans win in Ann Arbor in Harbaugh's first season, this will be "just another game on the schedule" according to the Wolverines.

Asked Monday if he's forgotten about last year's trouble with the snap thriller, Harbaugh offered little detail.

"Yeah I have (moved on)," Harbaugh said.

Although Michigan State has lost five straight games, Michigan doesn't plan on overlooking the Spartans in a rivalry game on the road.

"They're a very good football team," Harbaugh said. "We know we'll be tough to beat and we know they'll be tough to beat. In the meantime, we'll get prepared for the game."


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