“And regardless of how this season—or the next nine play out—the comparisons to Woody and Bo will always be unavoidable. A part of that is due to their lineage, and a part of that has to do with a rivalry desperate to recapture relevance while still connecting to the glory days that made it what it was.
‘The war in and of itself became one of mythic proportions because of how it was marketed,’ Magee said. ‘Imagine if it was today, with social media, with Twitter, with Facebook, with 24-hour sports channels. Imagine how much they would have built it up then.’
Thanks to Meyer and Harbaugh, we no longer need to.”
As College Vault celebrates rivalry week, here’s a look at how great coaching face-offs elevate rivalries to the next level. There’s certainly no love lost in this epic rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan. Given the coaches history with one another, we can’t wait to see how The Game turns out this year!