Michigan Football: Things get personal for Jim Harbaugh and Ryan Day

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Michigan Football Wolverines Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State Head Coach Ryan day engaged in a heated back-and-forth earlier this week during a teleconference comprised of Big Ten coaches.

Jim Harbaugh interrupted Ryan Day during the call and essentially accused the Ohio State program of violating NCAA rules. Recent photos surfaced of former Michigan Football staff-member and current Buckeyes linebackers coach Al Wilson engaging in on-field activities with players.

The problem is that coaches aren’t supposed to be able to engage in those activities until Friday, August 7th. According to 247 Sports, Day reportedly responded by snapping back, “How about I worry about my team, and you worry about yours?”

Harbaugh must have struck a nerve with the Ohio State coach. It’s been rumored that during a team meeting, later on, Day referenced that he hopes the Big Ten has a “mercy” rule because he plans to “hang 100 on them” the next time the two programs face off.

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He won’t have to wait very long. The Big Ten released it’s revised schedule for the 2020 shortened-season on Wednesday. The two teams will collide in Columbus this fall on October 24th.

Here’s what to make of Jim Harbaugh and Ryan Day’s heated exchange.

Jim Harbaugh’s inadequacies as a head coach are highlighted each year when Michigan football plays its final game against their rival Ohio State Buckeyes.

Dubbed “The Game,” it’s this annual contest that has recently served as a reminder to Wolverine fans just precisely how far they are from actually becoming what they hope to be… Victors.

Playing in the Big Ten Championship. Getting over the hump against the team down south in Columbus, Ohio. Breaking a streak of domination that’s left college football’s winningest program of all-time embarrassed.

The last time Michigan beat Ohio State was nearly a decade ago in 2011. Denard “Shoelace” Robinson was playing quarterback for the Wolverines and led the team with five total touchdowns in the back-and-forth victory at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

Harbaugh is clearly frustrated. He was unable to defeat Urban Meyer. Ever since the legendary coach’s retirement, it doesn’t seem as if OSU has skipped a beat with Day at the helm. The Michigan coach has been the subject of mockery online and in the media because he continues his outlandish behavior without putting up any real results.

The goals are clear. Earning roughly $7 Million per season, as one of college football’s highest-paid coaches, Harbaugh is expected to beat Ohio State, win Big Ten Championships, and compete for a national title in the annual College Football Playoff.

Through five seasons, he hasn’t been able to do any of those things. Even though Wolverines fans may appreciate his competitive fire and tenacity, the antics are growing tiresome. Those expectations of Harbaugh elevating the program to be among the likes of Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State have gone unfulfilled thus far and continue to hinder a once-optimistic Wolverines fan base.

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Through all this, the antics Jim Harbaugh brings to Michigan Football will be on display once more in year six.