When Brady Hoke was the coach of the Michigan Wolverines from 2011-2014, he took the team’s “hatred” of Ohio State to a whole new level in simply calling the Buckeyes’ university “Ohio.”
That is not going to be the case under new coach Jim Harbaugh, apparently. In fact, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Harbaugh plans on calling Ohio State, well, Ohio State!
Jim Harbaugh asked how he would refer to Ohio State: “Just Ohio State"
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 31, 2015
Well, that’s certainly interesting to hear, especially coming from one of the most intense coaches in the game. Given how Harbaugh gets riled up pretty easily, one would think that he wouldn’t be willing to give Ohio State an inch, especially considering how Michigan has only beaten its longtime rival once in the past decade.
Instead, Harbaugh is taking the high road and giving the Buckeyes the respect they deserve, calling them by their school’s actual name and not the one that plays in the MAC and is home to the Bobcats.
When these two teams face off on November 28, it’s surely going to be a uniquely intense game with Harbaugh, so far, proving to be Hoke’s opposite.
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