40 years ago was the 1969 game.
Woody was owning the rivalry until 1969, then Bo got hired. Which began the 10 year war.
Recently, Tressel has been owning the rivalry. In 2008, Rich Rodriguez gets hired for the job.
When was the last time OSU blew Michigan out?(besides 2008). It was in 1968.
Exactly 40 years later we get blown out again, 2008. RR was the coach, but we had a horrible year with lots of youngsters.
Also, 40 years ago when we hired Bo, he was the last coach outside being a "Michigan man". RR wasn't a "Michigan man", when he got hired.
Not only is this a coincidence. Guess who the last Michigan coach from West Virgina is? Fieling Yost. RR has a little bit of yost and Bo in him.
All I'm sayin is, we got another war coming for us. While adding a Michigan Dynasty.