Don Brown isn’t interested in poking the bear. Even though Ohio State head coach Ryan Day made some unflattering comments about how the Buckeyes would obliterate Michigan this season, the defensive coordinator is just putting his head down and going to work.

The comment made by Day came after a reported B1G coaches call when things got a little heated between he and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.

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According to a report from Bucknuts, Day was speaking during a B1G coaches conference call and was interrupted by Harbaugh, who accused the Buckeyes of breaking rules for providing impermissible on-field instruction before it was allowed. That accusation didn’t sit well with the Ohio State head coach.

“How about I worry about my team and you worry about yours?” Day reportedly said to Harbaugh. But Day’s frustration with Harbaugh didn’t end on the conference call, and reportedly spilled over into the football facility, when he told his team Michigan “better hope for a mercy rule this year because we are going to hang 100 on them.”

Instead of firing back at Ohio State for the comments, Brown says he’s just going to stay quiet.

“We get ready to play against them every day,” Brown said, according to Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. “We’re running plays, we’re seeing concepts and we’ve got a lot of work to do.

“I’m just keeping my mouth shut and go to work every day, that’s what I do, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Michigan is looking to snap a long losing streak to the Buckeyes, having dropped the last eight-straight contests. The two teams are scheduled to meet on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Columbus to close out the regular season.

Ohio State is ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 while Michigan sits at No. 23.