Count on Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to do his best to get under Ohio State fans’ skins.
The Wolverines coach tweeted out what he called “unairbrushed evidence” that legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes had “love” and “strong feelings” for Michigan.
“Unairbrushed evidence has been uncovered that confirms Woody’s love & strong feelings for the University of Michigan,” Harbaugh wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh trolls Ohio State
Unairbrushed evidence has been uncovered that confirms Woody's love & strong feelings for the University of Michigan. pic.twitter.com/BCQYVwAAVG
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 9, 2017
Since becoming the Wolverines’ coach, Harbaugh is 0-2 against the Buckeyes. Ohio State won 42-13 in 2015 and then won a double-overtime thriller 30-27 this past season.
As this tweet shows, don’t expect the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry to become any less intense.
As shared by Eleven Warriors, one of the site’s readers says Hayes put the hat on for charity purposes.
One of our readers claims to know the origin of the Woody Hayes picture. pic.twitter.com/lSRiPXpjqT
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) March 9, 2017
Hayes, the Buckeyes’ head coach from 1951-1978, was 205-61-10 at Ohio State. He also won five national championships and coached against fellow legend Bo Schembechler in “The Ten Year War.” Harbaugh played quarterback for Schembechler while with the Wolverines.
Harbaugh played for the Wolverines from 1983 to 1986. During his time as a player, the Wolverines went 3-1 against the rival Buckeyes. Harbaugh led his team two wins in both 1985 and 1986. In 1986, he passed for 310 yards for Schembechler’s 200th career victory. Harbaugh famously guaranteed a victory against the Buckeyes that season.