Jim Harbaugh, Ryan Day Fight In Latest Michigan-Ohio State Battle
Jim Harbaugh and Ryan Day got into it last week in the latest example of why Michigan-Ohio State is the sports equivalent of Israel-Palestine.
During a recent conference call between Big Ten leaders, Harbaugh interrupted Day while he was speaking and accused him of cheating.
Apparently, the Michigan head coach did not like a recent photo depicting Buckeyes assistant Al Washington on the field with team linebackers.
The big problem with this is that, per the rules, Big Ten coaches are not supposed to be on the field for any drills or coaching until Friday.
Day did not take kindly to being questioned by his arch rival.
Here is what actually happened between Jim Harbaugh and Ryan Day on the Big Ten call yesterday. This rivalry is as real as it gets. pic.twitter.com/i78WRP2Mae
— Blue By Ninety (@bluebyninety) August 5, 2020
“How about I worry about my team and you worry about yours?” he asked Harbaugh.
Later on in the day, Day told a number of Ohio State players that their team would show no mercy to the Wolverines when they met this season. In fact, he promised to “hang 100” on them.
Jim Harbaugh Has Struggled Against Ohio State
Earlier in the week, news emerged that Michigan and Ohio State would face off earlier next season than fans are generally accustomed to. Due to COVID-19 wrecking college football schedules, the two programs would face off on October 24 – not at the end of the season as is usually the case.
Mark your calendars 🗓
The Game is scheduled for October 24th on FOX! pic.twitter.com/IgpV2bh4E6
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 5, 2020
Harbaugh has now been on the losing end of Michigan’s tangles with Ohio State on five separate occasions. On top of him being 0-5 against the Buckeyes, the Wolverines also didn’t have much success against their Big Ten rivals before he came to town.
Ohio State has won every match-up against Michigan dating back to 2012. With Justin Fields returning and one of the nation’s best defenses in their back pocket, it is hard to see the Buckeyes falling to Michigan this season either.
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