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And on the day before The Game, the governor of Ohio decreed thou shalt not wear khakis.

Yep, it's gotten that silly down south, according to a Cleveland.com report. Michigan and Ohio State play at noon Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Republican presidential hopeful, issued a resolution Friday instructing state residents not to wear the trousers of choice of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

Two years ago, Kasich banned the letter M during the week of Michigan-Ohio State rivalry.

In the Governor's Office Third Annual Scarlet Letter where the khaki resolution is proclaimed, all Ms are meticulously crossed out.

Part of it reads, "Whereas, another Ohio-born coach (Harbaugh was born in Toledo) makes his debut this year, bringing his own pleated sense of style to the sidelines, reportedly purchased at Wal-Mart for $8 a pair."

Buckle up ...