Why did the Big Ten move up the Ohio State-Michigan game?

To save Jim Harbaugh some embarrassment, of course.

If you missed the news, the Big Ten announced the annual rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan has been moved to Oct. 24 after the conference shifted to a league-only schedule for the 2020 college football season. The game is typically played on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

Here is how Paul Finebaum reacted to the news during a recent appearance on ESPN Cleveland according to ESPN radio show Aaron Goldhammer.

“I think they did it as a personal favor to Jim Harbaugh so he doesn’t end the season with a bad loss to Ohio State every year,” Finebaum quipped on the air.

For anyone keeping track at home, Ohio State has beaten Michigan eight years in a row, with the previous two matchups being decided by a 118-66 point margin between the two Big Ten teams.

The feud between Finebaum and Harbaugh rages on.