Jim Harbaugh responds to Ryan Day's idea to move The Game on the schedule
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.