While you were relaxing and probably nursing a hangover Saturday afternoon you may have missed the most entertaining “match” Ohio State and Michigan have had in years… and it happened on social media. Because nothing says “rivalry” like a good old fashioned Twitter beef. That’s the way Bo and Woody would’ve wanted it.
It all started when Jim Harbaugh and his khakis sent out this “Thought of the day”
Hm, weird. I never took Coach Jim as a “Thought of the day” kinda guy… but I digress. This was a direct shot at Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes and how they handled the Mike Weber/Stan Drayton recruiting situations. I’m not explaining it here but if you’re unfamiliar with what happened read this. This is Harbaugh just proving he’s got the mindset of a 15 year old girl by subtweeting Urban and the Bucks.
Interesting tactics by Jimmy here when Urban and the Bucks are the ones holding the CFB trophy while Michigan can’t even make the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
The tweet by Harbaugh piqued the interest of Mark Pantoni who is the Buckeye Director of Player Personnel. He sent this tweet out and it was a little less cryptic than Harbaugh’s.
“Oh hey Jim, you wanna send out whiny preteen girl subtweets? Oh well that’s cool my thought of the day is this cover of Sports Illustrated where we just rolled over Oregon to win the National Championship. How’s your 60th ranked recruiting class doing?”
Former Offensive Coordinator Tom Herman just couldn’t help himself either. He needed to take one last parting shot at Michigan and Jim Harbaugh and he completely ETHERED them. A lot of people have been dying on Twitter lately but this was a decapitiation unlike any these eyes have seen. He dropped the guillotine on Harbaugh and then dropped the mic. I really don’t know how Harbaugh will be able to show his face in public after that one. Fatality.
This renewed Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is already off to a great start. Michigan wins coaching searches, Ohio State wins National Championships. If you’re keeping score at home- Ohio State owns Michigan on the football field, the basketball court, the recruiting rankings, and now on the mean streets of social media.