The Michigan football program has not shied away from taking shots at its neighbors to the south, and lately, recruits like Brady Hart have been getting in on the act. The Florida-based four-star committed to Coach Sherrone Moore's Wolverines recently and immediately went for the jugular on Coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes' culture, in a wholly inadvertent way.

The Brady Hart blast came amid an honest reaction by Coach Moore on the pressures of being the Big Kahuna in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Moore also revealed his best decisions from the national championship season when he served as the team's offensive mastermind.

Hart appears ready, willing and able to take on “all the smoke” with the Wolverines, and his latest comments are just further confirmation that the Wolverines have no fear of Ohio State, both now or in the future.

Hart Gets Real on Difference Between Michigan Football and Ohio State

Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore talks to quarterback Davis Warren (16) at warmup during the spring game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Hart's take was honest and some might say off-putting for Ohio State Buckeyes staff, players and fans.

“When I walked out of Ohio State, I realized the culture that Michigan has isn't everywhere,” he said.

The timing and tact of Hart's comments suggests he knew exactly what he was doing as he slickly compared Columbus' football and day-to-day culture with that of the Wolverines' culture.

Wolverines QB Race Looms Large 

Michigan football won't have the services of the young Mr. Hart until 2026. In the meantime, the QB face figures to be fast and furious for Coach Moore's Wolverines this season with a potential Big Ten championship and trip to the first-ever 12-team College Football Playoff on the line.

Alex Orji is a sophomore whom Jim Harbaugh was high on before leaving town for the NFL. Davis Warren, shown above, is a former walk-on and cancer survivor with a smooth pocket presence and accurate right arm. Jayden Denegal is the wild card in the race with a strong body type that has been compared to NFL QB talent from years gone by, while Jadyn Davis is the hot-shot rookie and Jack Tuttle is the Indiana football transfer with a wealth of experience in the Big Ten Conference, and Coach Moore's offense.

Whoever wins the job is going to have to learn fast with the national semifinalist Texas Longhorns coming to the Big House on September 7, a game that will serve as the perfect litmus test for a Wolverines squad that could have an NFL caliber defense in 2024-2025 to serve as its guiding light.