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Ryan Day Sends Clear Message About The Michigan Game

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day celebrating during a football game.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Interim head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during The AdvoCare Showdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes are not looking past Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines.

Ohio State will travel to Ann Arbor this Saturday to take on Michigan in a battle of top-five teams. The winner will practically cement a spot in the College Football Playoff.

It's no secret what's at stake this weekend. Not to mention, these teams despise each other.

Day even admitted on Tuesday that Ohio State thinks about Michigan throughout the entire season.

"We always have one eye on (Michigan), it's just the way we do business," Day said. "You can't be crazy about it, because it can distract from the task at hand during the season."

Ohio State's never been shy about its hatred for Michigan. The Buckeyes' main goal each and every season is to beat the Wolverines. Anything else is a cherry on top.

Michigan feels the same way, but hasn't put as much of an emphasis on the game because of the series' recent history. The Wolverines haven't challenge the Buckeyes very much over the past decade or so.

Some feel this could finally be the year Jim Harbaugh gets over the hump and beats Ohio State, though. But Ryan Day isn't going to make it easy on him.

Day has completely transformed this Ohio State team. The Buckeyes have improved drastically since their early-season loss to Oregon in Week 2. And now all anyone's talking about in the college football world is Ohio State.

Despite all the postseason noise and distractions, Day and the Buckeyes are solely focused on Michigan. That's exactly the mindset a championship contender needs to have.