Jim Harbaugh was brought to Michigan to revive the program and beat Ohio State. While he has done a better job of making UM relevant than his previous two predecessors, his record against the arch-rival Buckeyes is dismal at 0-5.
Now Harbaugh is looking to rouse the maize and blue by putting OSU and the storied rivalry front and center. We told you last week about Michigan’s new sign in the weight room, asking “What are you doing to beat Ohio State today?” Apparently, Harbaugh is going all-in on the hatred and has now banned the color red… sort of.
It all feels like an attempt to take the rivalry as seriously as what those in Columbus have done for years now. It only took an epic two-decade run to finally let those in Ann Arbor figure out that something needed to change.
However, there’s one problem with that. It was not taken to heart apparently by a 2022 quarterback prospect. The next day, Michigan Stadium played host to the Greg Panelli Passing Acadamy, and wouldn’t you know it, 3-star quarterback Nate Johnson got loose in Michigan Stadium with some kicks that look very much out of place.
Welp. Maybe the brass at Michigan can make the argument that these shoes are scarlet and not the shade of “red” they were talking about. These things just kind of find their way to the Wolverine side of the rivalry and we’re not really sure why. Somewhere, somehow, there must have been some sort of hex put on the Block M.
Either way, you love to see it if you are on the scarlet and gray side of the rivalry.