Last fall, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made some interesting comments that seemed to be directed toward Ohio State head coach Ryan Day following the Wolverines’ 42-27 victory over the Buckeyes in November.
Following his first win as a head coach against the Buckeyes, Harbaugh took an apparent shot at Day, seemingly suggesting that the Ohio State coach was only successful because of the successful program he inherited from former Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer.
“Some people were born on third and think they hit a triple,” Harbaugh said, according to Nick Baumgardner.
During his appearance at Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday, a reporter gave Harbaugh a chance to clarify his comments, asking the Michigan head coach if his words were indeed directed at Day.
While Harbaugh didn’t explicitly confirm that they were, his reaction told the college football world everything it needs to know.
“I have no comment about that at this time,” Harbaugh said, before flashing a wide smile and stepping away from the podium.
Harbaugh and Day have only met once as head coaches after the 2020 game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Michigan. In the first meeting, Ohio State beat Michigan by a score of 56-27 in 2019 while the Wolverines bested the Buckeyes 42-27 in the second matchup last season.
In November, the two coaches will meet for the third time in a rubber match, and it looks like the hype is already building.