Sunday, June 21, 2015

Urban Meyer on the Michigan rivalry and Jim Harbaugh.

Ohio State has beaten Michigan nine times in the past eleven seasons. That's not counting the Buckeye win over the Wolverines in 2010, which was vacated due to the Tyrelle Pryor "tatgate" scandal. That doesn't mean that the rivalry between the schools isn't as important to the Buckeyes anymore. Far from it, with Michigan tries to usher in a new era of greatness with new head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer recently discussed his new rival with The Columbus Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz.

“I think our staff is certainly aware of Coach Harbaugh’s history. Any time the adversary has quality people in there, you’re aware of everything they’re doing and their work. I don’t know if (the rivalry) is ratcheted up. I think aware is the appropriate word. We’re certainly aware and want to make sure we’re staying on top of our business.”

Meyer also said that despite Michigan only beating Ohio St. one in the past eleven years, the rivalry is still important to the team.

“We’re constantly thinking about the rivalry, working on the rivalry,” Meyer said.

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