The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is alive and well. This week, Jim Harbaugh sent a blunt message to the Ohio State football team.
On Nov. 26, the Buckeyes will host the Wolverines in The Shoe for the first time since 2018. Harbaugh and his players won't be intimidated by what's expected to be a hostile environment.
Harbaugh recently told reporters that his players won't "flinch" when the Wolverines clash against the Buckeyes later this year.
“They’re not gonna flinch if that's what you're asking. There's nothing really to teach them or show them or tell them,” Harbaugh said when asked about how many of his top players will deal with their first game in Columbus, via Eleven Warriors. “I mean, I know our team really well by now, and they don’t blink or flinch at stuff. They just keep attacking and building and that's definitely our goal; win the championship again. And fight like hell for Michigan to get that title.”
That's easy to say now. But it won't be as easy when Jim Harbaugh's younger players enter The Shoe and take on an elite Ohio State football team and its 100,000 fans in the stands.
As if the Buckeyes needed any extra motivation to beat Michigan this upcoming season, they fell to the Wolverines 42-27 in 2021.
The rivalry should be at its best this fall.