Fall camp is just beginning, but the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is heated as ever.
During a Big Ten coaches conference call on Monday, Jim Harbaugh reportedly interrupted Ryan Day and accused the Buckeyes of breaking rules with impermissible on-field instruction, according to a report by Bucknuts.
Day reportedly dismissed the accusations, telling Harbaugh, "how about I worry about my team and you worry about yours?"
But the fire didn't stop there.
Later that day, Day addressed the team in a meeting, telling the players that Michigan better hope for a mercy rule this year because the Buckeyes are "going to hang 100 on them." Day's comments were first reported by Bucknuts, and confirmed by ESPN on Thursday.
Day was asked about the comments to the team in his Thursday Zoom press conference, but elected not to answer.
"I appreciate the question," Day said, "but I'd rather not answer that right now."
Day's comments seemed to rub off on his captains, who were a bit more direct than usual about the rivalry when they spoke to the media on Tuesday with both Justin Fields and Wyatt Davis saying they wanted to "beat the brakes" off the Wolverines this season.
It's not even September and the rivalry is already in full swing. And we don't even have to wait as long to see it all play out on the field with The Game moved up to Oct. 24.