And here goes Steve again downplaying the gap that exists between OSU and Michigan.
As it currently stands, OSU #1 in the nation with an average of 95.34, Michigan #14 at 90.74. And the lone 5 star in the recruiting class is a quarterback that is not likely to see any action until McCaffrey and Milton and gone.
Michigan only has 6 commits for 2021 so far... OSU has 15, 13 of which are elite 4 and 5 star.
The talent gap is huge. And that's why I don't blame Steve for saying there is no rivalry, it doesn't exist to him and to not bother watching until Michigan can prove they can hang in there with them. I just disagree with him on how large the talent gap is. It's much larger than he likes to play it off as being.
However, I can appreciate him putting more pressure on the coaching staff, that they should infact be able to be more competitive with the players they have and develop them better, I won't disagree, but at the same time, the talent gap is real and it is significant.