Having lost five consecutive games to Ohio State as Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh made a bold statement about his team on Thursday. 

Speaking to reporters, Harbaugh said that the Wolverines are going to beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten "or die trying."

Harbaugh didn't specify that the Wolverines had to beat Ohio State this year, so he did buy himself and his program some wiggle room with his statement. 

Regardless, it's hard to call Michigan vs. Ohio State a true rivalry at the moment. Rivalries, by definition, suggest a competitive battle between two equal opponents.