Ohio State football: Michigan’s Gattis makes excuses, Ryan Day delivers

Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis made a little news this week sharing his thoughts about why the Ohio State football team was victorious in The Game.

Could it be possible when the Ohio State football team pulled yet off another victory in “The Game” last season it was because the Michigan Wolverines beat themselves? It appears one coach on that team up north may think so.

This is what Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis shared on Twitter:

Corona may limit us to work from home…… but don’t think we’re sleeping! 2019 is over but the lessons learned live on! 2020 we won’t be so kind to beat ourselves.”

The post set off a series of verbal jabs between Buckeye Nation and the Wolverine football community ranging from talent gap, recruiting, coaching advantages to work ethic and focus.

Fans should rest easy knowing Gattis thinks it was Michigan beating themselves that caused a 29-point loss. The reality is Ohio State never loses sight of what is important and works 365 days a year to make sure it does not beat itself in the most important game of the year.

The Buckeyes may not be practicing right now, but there is zero chance the coaches and players are not locked in on beating Michigan. The program lives and breathes this rivalry.

A year ago, Wolverines’ fan base had high hopes and dreams for a considerable drop-off post Urban Meyer’s exit.  Those dreams have evaporated.

Ryan Day may be more focused than Meyer which is scary. And more determined after the crushing loss to Clemson.

Meyer was a master recruiter and seller of the program.  Day is taking it to another level.

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Coupled with his assistants and their player development abilities, Ohio State is in position to dominate for years to come. As the proverb says, iron sharpens iron.

Ohio State’s 2020 class was outstanding. The 2021 class could be better than the 2013 class, which in my book was the best ever.

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