Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, June 8, 2015

It?s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above.

[ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have gone on to the NFL.

"Here is the question," the graphic asked. "Who do you want to trust with your future?"

Smith's answer? A two-hour volley of 18 tweets or retweets that basically boiled down to Ohio State just won a national championship and is 3-0 vs. Michigan since Urban Meyer, Smith and the current staff came to town.

[ MORE: Brutus trolls Michigan's signing day promotion ]

As Doug Lesmerises points out in the article linked above, there is no confirmation that the graphic was produced by Michigan.

Still, I?m ready for Ohio State?s visit to Michigan on Nov. 28.


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