During his Ohio State tenure, Urban Meyer was a perfect 7-0 against the Michigan Wolverines. He prided himself on beating the Wolverines, and openly admitted to preparing his team for that game all season, in the face of typical coachspeak about taking things one game at a time.
Earlier this week, Meyer admitted that his undefeated record against UM is the "number one" accomplishment of his coaching career, ahead of the three national titles he won between Ohio State and Florida. That is very telling.
Naturally, Meyer has plenty of stuff to commemorate those Ohio State-Michigan games. He's in Ann Arbor today for FOX's pregame show, and broke out an accessory that no Wolverine fan is going to appreciate.
He's wearing the 2017 Big Ten Championship ring. That season was the last that his Buckeyes played in Ann Arbor, and he reflected on that game a bit before today's broadcast.
"The last time we were actually here, J.T. Barrett got hurt in pregame. A photographer actually hit his leg. We came from behind, Dwayne Haskins came in and made a couple of great throws, and we won a very close game up here in Ann Arbor."
Ohio State pulled that one out 31-20. Barrett threw eight passes before ultimately being replaced by Haskins, who was 5-for-7 for 94 yards on the day. J.K. Dobbins, who will be in the spotlight again today, ran 15 times for 101 yards and a score in the win. The game was a sign of things to come for Urban Meyer's final year, with Haskins at the helm leading the Buckeyes to another Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. [
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