When Brady Hoke left San Diego State to take over Michigan, he put his Associate's Degree in Pop Psychology to work: No longer would it be, "Ohio State." No, to him and his Michigan Men, it would simply be "Ohio."
I've never understood why Michigan fans or their coach consider this to be some underhanded slight, but whatever — party on, Brady Hoke.
Some of Michigan's first recruits took after their Dear Leader. Ondre Pipkins went out of his way to call Tommy Schutt "average." Kyle Kalis promised "blood on the field" when he played Ohio State. Erik Magnuson promised no matter who was coaching Ohio State, they were going to "continue to whip that ass and enjoy doin it."
Pipkins, Kalis and Magnuson have since posted an 0-2 record against Ohio State. (Although, to be fair to Kalis and Magnuson, they were such prodigious talents they spent the 2012 season wearing the same color shirts as many Ohio State fans on game days.)
Brady Hoke's only victory came over the worst Ohio State team in 50 years.
Enter 2015 QB commit Alex Malzone, who was four years old the last time Michigan won in Columbus, and fresh off a solid performance at yesterday's Elite 11 Camp:
Won't be the last time I'm in a good mood driving home from Columbus #GoBlue— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) June 3, 2014
OSU fans coming at me already and I absolutely love it #GoBlue— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) June 3, 2014
You know who probably isn't loving it, Alex? The players on the team that will have to pay iron tax on this shit talk come November 29th, because it certainly won't be you leading the Wolverines into the Horseshoe.