Jim Harbaugh is ready to play Ohio State at any point in the schedule.

The Michigan coach on Thursday was at Big Ten Media Days in Indianapolis and answered a question about The Game after Buckeyes coach Ryan Day said a different date on the calendar is “worth a long discussion.”

“We’ll play that one whenever it’s scheduled to be played, we know we’re going to play it every season, at least once,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t have a particular opinion of when it should be played. Right now it’s been played that last game of the season, I think everybody’s used to that, it’s part of the Thanksgiving tradition now, so that’s when we’ll expect it.”

Since the B1G is moving away from a divisional format, Day suggested moving the game to avoid a Buckeye-Wolverine matchup in the last week of the regular season leading into a possible Buckeye-Wolverine matchup in the conference title game.

The Game was called off in 2020 because of the pandemic, and that interrupted a series that had been played every year since 1918. It has been the regular-season finale for both teams all but 4 times since 1935.

Michigan has won 2 straight and leads the all-time series 60-51-6.