Meyer Refuses to Use Word ‘Michigan’
February 9th, 2012| by Lost Lettermen
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke irked Ohio State fans last year when he constantly referred to the Buckeyes as just “Ohio” and now it appears new Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is returning the favor.
In an interview with a Cleveland radio station on Thursday, Meyer said of Michigan, “We don’t use their name” at all because of his affinity for Woody Hayes, who referred to the Wolverines as simply “That Team Up North.”
That’s apparently what Meyer is going to be doing as well after posting this 2012 schedule at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center without Michigan’s logo and the words “That Team Up North” where Michigan’s name would normally be. This is nothing new for Meyer, who while at Florida called Florida State “The School Out West.”
Asked about the slight, Michigan athletic director AD Dave Brandon responded, “I don’t know how to read all that… And frankly, I don’t care a whole lot to how they refer to us.”
We’re not really sure about the purpose of Hoke and Meyer’s tomfoolery but we are all now dumber because of it.