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Report: Michigan Has Banned 1 Color From Its Facility

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State football coach Ryan Day on the field after the game.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: Head Coach Ryan Day (R) of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (L) of the Michigan Wolverines after a college football game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the game 56-27 over the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

Michigan football did not face rival Ohio State last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears the Wolverines are hyper-focused on this year's matchup.

According to EJ Holland of TheWolverine.com, the color red has been banned from the Michigan facility. The ban is reportedly all-encompassing and even includes red Gatorade.

Recruits on recent official visits made note of the ban, which Holland wrote about on Friday.

This might sound silly, but keep in mind that Ohio State has essentially banned blue in its facility dating back to the Urban Meyer era. It sounds like Jim Harbaugh is just borrowing a page from his book.

In addition to forbidding anything red, Michigan recently installed a sign in its weight room asking players “What are you doing to beat Ohio State today?” It's clear that the Wolverines are take down the Buckeyes after losing the last eight and 17 of the last 19 meetings between the two rivals.

They'll get a shot to break the streak on November 27 in Ann Arbor.