Jim Harbaugh Makes His Opinion On Ohio State Very Clear

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Last year Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines finally knocked off mighty Ohio State for the first time in his tenure.

But the game renews this Saturday,

And Harbaugh has made his views on this very clear.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Harbaugh made it clear that the Wolverines respect how good the Buckeyes are and have been preparing for this game all year long.

He acknowledged that Ohio State could also improve on last season and only had respect, not hate.

"I think they are a really good team, a better team.

I'm really grateful to be playing in this game in this position.

winner takes all. Strong opponent that gives you the opportunity to show how strong our team is.

No need to hate, be grateful to know who you are," Harbaugh said.

Both teams are undefeated with a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game going to the winner.

And if the winner of The Game goes 13-0, they're headed to the College Football Playoff.

Last Year The Wolverines Needed A Defensive Effort Of Epic Proportions

And an incredible flamboyant performance to win the game at home in Ann Arbor.

But they head to The Shoe this year and a lot of the elite players who helped them win that game are gone.

Harbaugh is right to respect Ohio State.

He still needs to come up with the best gameplan of the season if he wants to win it.