Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, front, warms up beside fellow quarterback Devin Gardner before a game. Robinson could see action at tailback on Saturday as the Wolverines take on unbeaten Ohio State.
No. 20 Michigan will have to find a way to control Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who has his No. 4 Buckeyes rolling through an unbeaten season.
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Just like Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Michigan's Brady Hoke are ultracompetitive Ohio natives who don't hide the fact that they can barely abide their chief rival. A chippiness has returned to this staid old annual showdown. Hoke refers to Ohio State as just "Ohio," which makes Buckeyes fans' blood boil. Meyer has taken a page from Hayes and refuses to utter the "M-word," instead calling it "That Team Up North."