This is What Trying Out for Brutus Buckeye Looks Like

By Jason Priestas on April 24, 2013 at 3:30p

Sooner or later, YouTube will show you everything you've really ever wanted to see. Today, it brings you tryouts for Brutus Buckeye.

For your viewing pleasure, here are 15 different students auditioning for the mascot role of a lifetime. The tryouts were held last weekend at the French Field House and St. John Arena and the school typically chooses four students to represent Brutus throughout the year.

Being Brutus isn't easy. Duties include:

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Dougger's picture

Love that mascot. Now did anyone do a backflip? I've never seen Brutus do that....yet.

I like football

ATXbucknut's picture

Is 'Ability to fall flat on face' one of the requirements? Because in Canada that is important. 

dubjayfootball90's picture

I love how, at the end, the tail is the last thing to slump over in defeat, haha

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Grant Edgell's picture

Insert whatever inappropriate, "is the ability to ____________ one of the requirements?" joke you'd like...


tdible2132's picture

That is too funny.  That would be awkward being the guy operating that mascot and then all of a sudden bring a cheerleader in that hot muggy environment with you.

bukyze's picture

If I was the mascot, I think it would be pretty sweet.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

And eating cheerleaders
Aargh, didn't get it right but Grant beat me to the punch anyways.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

GoBucks713's picture

I know one of the Brutus Buckeyes. If the staff wants I can talk to him about an article or interview to get inside what it's like to be Americas most beloved mascot.

-The Aristocrats!

el duderino's picture

YES. Please!

(I'm not an adimin, but I would like to formally endorse this idea)

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."

Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, that would be very cool. Thanks.

GoBucks713's picture

Apparently the Brutus that got tagged by Perkins got cut. He's not up for the story right now. I'll talk to him some more though.

-The Aristocrats!

cronimi's picture

It's kinda weird to see Brutus doing his schtick without a crowd roaring in the background. It reminds me of the age-old question: If a mascot cheers and no crowd is around to hear/see it, does it make a sound? Apparently the answer is no, except for some clapping.

Hovenaut's picture

Aside from functional Boom Perkins radar, said applicants must also display adequate Ohio Bobcat defense skills.

4thandinches's picture

No Brutus impersonation would be complete without the banging of the head. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

tdible2132's picture

I think it would be really sweet to be Brutus.  Only problem is I would never have the time.  Looks very demanding to be Brutus Buckeye.