Jeff Okudah may no longer be wearing an Ohio State uniform but he’s still a Buckeye at heart. That was quite obvious with a recent comment he made in response to Jim Harbaugh’s goal of wanting to beat OSU.
Wednesday, Harbaugh joined Mike Tirico on NBC Sports Network to talk about his first five years with the program. While the Michigan head coach acknowledged that his time in Ann Arbor has been good, he also said that the goal is to beat Ohio State, win B1G titles and compete for national championships.
“We got to beat Ohio State,” Harbaugh said on Lunch Talk Live. “Nothing makes us angrier than that, or me, but that’s what we’re working toward every day. We’ve beaten everybody else, but we haven’t beat them. That’s what we have to do, beat them, win a championship, get ourselves in the playoff, win a national championship.”
Harbaugh, of course, is 0-5 against Ohio State and has yet to win a B1G title. And Okudah, who was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in last month’s NFL Draft, doesn’t see the Buckeyes falling to the Wolverines next season.
“There will be MORE anger coming in 2020,” Okudah said in response to Harbaugh’s comments. The former OSU corner wrote his statement on Twitter.
There will be MORE anger coming in 2020 😭 https://t.co/VtOF2EyWjs
— Jeff Okudah (@jeffokudah) May 20, 2020
Ohio State has won eight-straight games over Michigan, and has won 15 of the previous 16 matchups. The lone victory for the Wolverines came in 2011, when the Buckeyes were coached by Luke Fickell in the year following Jim Tressel’s departure.
No, Okudah won’t be suiting up in “The Game” any longer, but he clearly has faith in his former teammates to get the job done.