The OP brings up a good point. I can't think of any legendary figure in Michigan football history that once was affiliated with Ohio State football. There's no way that a revered football coach who rebuilt the Michigan football program could ever have been employed by Ohio State.
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."