Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson calls comments from Ohio State 'bulletin board material'
Ohio State hasn’t had much trouble flexing its muscle on Michigan over the last decade on the football field. And with an eight-game winning streak comes a lot of talk from the Buckeyes, as you might expect.
And though Ohio State has earned the right to talk a little trash — winning 15 of the last 16 meetings — Aidan Hutchinson says some of the comments aren’t sitting well in the Michigan locker room. The Wolverines defensive end says he and others in Ann Arbor are using comments as motivation.
“You know, seeing that stuff that they said, you know, that was just bullet bulletin board material that that we’re going to use in the upcoming future,” Hutchinson said, according to 247Sports. “You know, they can do all the talking they want. It’s kind of out of my control. It’s definitely was a bit frustrating, you know, I just want to play them. But I’m just looking forward to the next time we play them.”
In the days before the B1G season was canceled, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and other team captains said they were looking forward to playing Michigan again this fall. Several times, Buckeyes said they were going to “beat the brakes” off the team they won’t refer to by name.
Last season, Ohio State made it eight-straight victories over Michigan, winning 56-27 in Ann Arbor. This year’s matchup was scheduled to be played in Columbus.
Michigan has been successful in the Jim Harbaugh era, winning 47 games and hitting the 10-win mark three times in five seasons. But the Wolverines have failed to take down the Buckeyes, regardless of how talented they’ve been over the last eight seasons.
“I’ve said this multiple times, you know, we’ve got to execute better against Ohio State,” Hutchinson said. “We do so good all year defensively. And then, you know, these past couple years, we’ve just dropped the ball on that last game of the season or the second to last game, but we just got to do better with our execution. And, you know, things will turn out a little bit better.”
With the B1G canceling the fall season, Michigan will have to wait until spring, or potentially even fall 2021, to get another shot at Ohio State.