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Michigan Player Appears To React To Ohio State's 'Easy' Schedule

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist, against Michigan.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs during the first half of a college football game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

On Saturday, the Big Ten revealed its conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. Even though the games haven't begun yet, there's already some trash talking going on between Michigan and Ohio State.

Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye thinks the Big Ten did Ohio State a favor with its schedule for this fall, tweeting "They gave them boys the easiest schedule."

The eight-game schedule for Ohio State includes showdowns with Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers.

Paye didn't actually mention Ohio State in his tweet, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what he meant. Clearly, he isn't a fan of the Buckeyes' schedule.

It's never too early to get the rivalry started between Michigan and Ohio State.

For the past few years, the Buckeyes have dominated the Wolverines. Last season, Justin Fields had his way against Jim Harbaugh's defense, throwing for 302 yards and four touchdowns.

Regardless of how Paye feels about Ohio State's schedule, the reality is these games still need to be played.

Even if Paye thinks the Buckeyes are getting a cakewalk of a schedule, then shouldn't the Wolverines take pride in having the chance to beat their rival late in the season?

This year's showdown between Michigan and Ohio State will take place in Columbus on December 12.