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Sam Richmond | NCAA.com | August 11, 2015

Blocking motivation

  Ohio State uses a special Michigan-themed blocking sled for motivation at practice.

Ohio State-Michigan is arguably the greatest rivalry in college football. There's legitimate hatred between both programs and they take the rivalry very, very seriously.

The latest proof: The Buckeyes are using a Wolverine-themed blocking sled as extra motivation at practice.

ESPN's College GameDay crew spotted the sled while checking out Ohio State's practice on Monday.

That is what we call taking the rivalry to the next level.

This season's Michigan-Ohio State game on Nov. 28 should be one of the more highly anticipated bouts between the two programs in recent years, with new Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh set to make his rivalry debut as a coach.

Furthermore, Harbaugh and the rest of the Michigan program surely are taking note of Ohio State's special blocking sled and will use it as motivation for themselves when they hope to dethrone the Buckeyes in their final regular season game.

The countdown to Nov. 28 is on.