Current, Former and Future Buckeyes React to the Orange Bowl

By Jason Priestas on January 4, 2014 at 2:46a

Current, former and future Buckeyes react to Ohio State's Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. More than a few of them had something to say about bad fan behavior following the loss, and rightfully so.

Oh, and thanks for reading, Mike Adams.


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WOLFofOHIO's picture

God damn i love this university.. :,) ^ this made me feel 75% better

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

buckeyestu's picture

Without a doubt, the greatest university there is. LOVE TOSU.

papakrom's picture

Way more dissapointed in Ohio State fan base than Ohio State football team tonight. This makes me feel much better.

SaudiBuckeye's picture

Same here.
Never imagined so much venomous posts from Buckeye fans.
And to Ernie, Rob, Jay, Trill and all those others so called buckeye fan twit-haters, I would love to see you suit up and catch a high hang time punt at the WHAC with the our special teams coming at you. Love to see how well you would do. Maybe you can be a walk-on. Alas, I can only dream.

brylee's picture

alcohol + twitter = dumbass

CentralFLBuckeye's picture

Like to see who all the idiots that are messaging the players negatively put on blast for the rest of the fans to call them out.

SirMarkusCombs's picture

I wouldn't let the 40 or 50 posts sour the image of our fanbase. Shotgunning here - but there's got to be 12 to 15 million OSU fans (residents, alumni, etc...) across the country. That's a miniscule sampling of them. Granted, they are big fat chuds, but still, they don't represent even the below average fan. Those mentioned above get joy out of hurting others because their lives are miserable. They'll mouth off to the wrong person one day and pay the price. That's all the recognition they get. Back to smartassing over the game and the state of the D.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Best post of 2014 Papa

Matt M.'s picture

Damn right! Love this.

ajg OSU 5's picture

We gotta remember these are just kids, and if we don't get their backs as fans then who will? Come on guys we're BuckeyeNation we gotta stick together and get our players backs

Muck Fichigan

allbucksallthetime's picture

I hope these players being attacked understand that nearly everyone who is a Buckeye fan supports them.  Every fan base has an extreme element and, unfortunately, we in Buckeye nation are not immune from such stupidity.
The sun will come up tomorrow.  We do greatly appreciate the great two year ride the tOSU football Buckeyes have taken us on and look forward to next year.  Go Bucks!

Nick_Satan's picture

I know that there are some crazy buckeye fans, But I would almost guarantee you that some of these idiots tweeting the players are not osu fans. Most likely fans of another team just trying to start shit. But to any "fan" who were to do that you need to get a life. I wish they would get away from twitter in general it just allows more access for dumb asses who wouldn't have it at all if it didn't exist. 

USMC11917's picture

Even the players understand the criticism. Some readily embrace it. Just keep it classy folks. I am sure they feel worse about the loss than we do. To any Buckeye players reading this, please understand that human nature is that there will be a lot of uncivilized dicks out there. Don't judge all of the fans by the reactions of some. It is no different anywhere else and to pretend it is just wrong. Love this team till I die but I wont withhold healthy criticism or opinions either to spare some feelings. The players don't deserve to be piled on during this emotionally troubling time though. Give them some time to digest what happened and to move on. On the flip side this is the worst thing about social media. You put yourself out there like a big global mailbox and you are going to get some shit mail. Comes with the territory. We will never eliminate it and if you don't like it I would do away with it.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Love my Buckeyes and Buckeye Nation....well most of Buckeye nation. To the ones tweeting horrible things to the players you can go ahead and turn your Buckeye card in. We don't need you. Love my Buckeyes until the day I die and then some!!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

BuckeyeEd's picture

"Wow my ankle hurts"
Joey Bosa, you are truly amazing. Great effort last night. I owe you a Steak Dinner.
Super proud of the effort last night of all the Buckeyes.
And the Negative Fan Base.......You are part of the problem and not a solution to anything.....Go on!!, Get!!, go root for TSUN I do not care, just leave or at least Shut the Hell up.
Thanks again Buckeyes and remember we are headed to the promised land. Enjoy the Journey!!

gwalther's picture

Clarett"s tweets throughout the game were pretty legit.

Class of 2008

Haybucks's picture

People should read their tweets before hitting send. Tough to play against a team like Clemson with the flu bug and the injuries.  So close.  Time to Buck up and hit 2014 with enthusiasm!  Go Bucks!

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


buckeye20's picture

We had too much going against us...flu, injuries, big loss in BIG Championship game...hey, it's OK. We are a great program. Some change needed, but that's what keeps us going. 

buckeye20's picture

They gave a great effort. Clearly we have some work to do but nothing to be ashamed of. What a run we have witnessed since 2002. How fortunate we are.  We all need to stop more and be thankful for what we have. Tressel gave us a great run and now Urban will continue. No excuse for calling out players. It is a team effort. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.
Woody: "Getting the hell kicked out of you is a "GREAT CLEANSER"!!!!!
Love Woodrow.

Jbucks's picture

I was almost one of those disgusting fans, someone telling Philly to go die? thats messed up, its called RESTRAINT, Hold yourselves back from looking like an idiot, it was a game full of mistakes for both teams, we just made 1 more than they did. I expect changes to be made coaching wise. cant wait for next year, the FUTURE is BRIGHT.

Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it-John 1:5 SEC meet Ohio State, Ohio State meet SEC

Statutoryglory's picture

We had 7 freshmen and sophs out there on defense whether we were in base or nickel (Washington, Bosa, Marcus, Perry, Reeves, Powell, and Williams/Bell).  I don't care how talented they all are, they've probably logged very few minutes as a unit on the field even in practice.  '92 Belichick couldn't magically make them understand what to do in every situation especially given that Bowl games tend to have many plays that have not been shown on film. We will be a sick defense again in one or two years.  Quit trying to fire everyone.  Do that and we will end up like the Browns.  

SHAKENBAKE68's picture

Our Bucks have to remember for every hater there are 1000 of us that have their back.
Go Bucks!! Thanks for a Great Season and I'm looking forward to 2014!

There is no such thing as "friendly fire"..

Hovenaut's picture

We find out who true Buckeyes are.

My team finished up a two run at 24-2......and we all feel empty inside, wanting more?

This is a program you support, in times good and bad.

I'm down, but not out. This too shall pass.

740Bucks's picture

105,000+ for every game in the Horseshoe... taking over an opponent's stadium... OH....IO
You're going to have bad apples when the fan base is so huge. If you find yourself wanting to bash players (behind your keyboard) then you are too emotionally invested & don't know restraint - or too drunk to know better... either way you are not true Buckeye!
I catch myself saying "WE" when talking about the Buckeyes, second-guessing "OUR" coaches, and even griping (from my couch) about mistakes on the field -  but I don't play - neither do these fake Buckeyes bashing these are 18-21 year old kids. These kids chose to play for the team/school you love. They're REAL Buckeyes...

"My idea of a good hit is when the guy wakes up on the sidelines with train whistles blowing in his head." - Jack Tatum

CentralFLBuckeye's picture

I have said it once before about potential recruits and twitter, but the same should apply to current players as well.  It is ok to follow these guys on social media but step away from the keyboard on contacting them.
Some people has forgotten or never learned in the first place, "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all." It is one thing for all of us to complain amongst ourselves but taking it out on a college kid, come on.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I am ashamed to say I'm a Buckeye fan if idiots like these guys also consider themselves "fans"!    I can't believe some of this garbage people are tweeting. What are you, 14 years old? Philly did not "cost us the game", Ernie & Jay and all you other morons/mental midgets that spout this verbal diarrhea!
To the Buckeye players: We TRUE fans and alumni love you guys! We have your backs! We appreciate all your hard work and the way you represent this great university! Are we, the fans, disappointed? Of course! But not half (I'm sure) as disappointed as you are! All I can say, as an Ohio State alum: Keep working hard; you have one of the greatest coaches in CFB; there will be fixes made on the defensive side (look at the recruiting class coming in), plus many freshmen and sophomores got significant playing time (like last night), which can only help next season. We (as you) expect great things for 2014!
Seniors, thanks for staying here when you could have left after the "tatgate" sanctions. You have made football history at tOSU!

KingsRite's picture

If your tough enough to say that crap on twitter...Than use your full name and give out your exact location. Other than that...SHUT UP!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

d5k's picture

Entitled fans permeate. how about if you vent on twitter you dont fucking tweet it at a player?
come on here and crap all over the game feed on forums but stop treating our players like shit. also anyone who says anything about braxtons toughness or effort is a dicknozzle.
I am also pretty sure that the people tweeting bullshit at roby were the same presumptive assholes posting their assumptions all over 11w the last week. look in the mirror...

Art Harrell's picture

Great Game-Go Bucks-Got Your Back

FROMTHE18's picture

Team has a lot to figure out in order to be more consistent on the offensive side of the ball and we all have talked about the massive changes we feel are needed on the defensive side of the ball. Alterations will happen. As bad as the team played, they had the ball with a chance to win, so if we consider that for a moment, it doesnt suck that bad. Good effort. Glad to see the support from players associated with the program. Screw the people trashing Philly the way they have via twitter. Im frustrated with the play but he doesnt need all the crap piling on. On to what I hope is another great Buckeye basketball season.

buckeye_chick's picture

Let's just remember that every major program has its idiot fans. How quickly we forget the moron Bama fans who told their placekicker to die via Twitter! I agree with a previous poster: Recipe for lunacy is late weekend game + lots of alcohol + instant social media. I do hope the guys know who the true fans are.

Buckabroad's picture

OSU is all about maintaining a high standard of sportsmanship, loyalty, hard work ethic and respect, whether in victory or defeat. Our football team shows these qualities with great intensity, even if sadly some OSU fans do not.
I commend especially the seniors on a great body of work this year. You all will be missed. Great continued success moving forward!
As always, Go Buckeyes!

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

buckeye320's picture

     Last night's loss should not be blamed on any one individual player. The team as a whole lost the game. Yeah, we all know about the problems in the secondary. I think people need to remember that Bradley Roby & Noah Spence didn't play last night and Christian Bryant hasn't played all season. There was a lot of young guys starting on defense. If anything, there was a lot of experience gained last night. Turnovers do make a difference between winning and losing a football game; but to threaten & verbally abuse a kid who played his heart out is ridiculous! Show some class people! 

BoFuquel's picture

I have been a Buckeye fan since Vic J. roamed The Shoe, and for those that don't remember that was pre Woody. I'm a Buckeye for life. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Baroclinicity's picture

I'm flat out disgusted with the fan reaction on here.  Half the forum posts were trash, and I never followed the live thread... God only knows what was being said in there. 
Jamie Wood said it best above.  I yelled at the TV a few times, but there most definitely is a line.
11W looked like black shoe diaries and mgoblog last night.  It sucked to see half the shit that was posted.  Braxton sucks.  Go pro.  Philly sucks.  The defense sucks.  Fire everyone.
As a fan, you have the right to say whatever you want.  But there is a large contingent shitting where they eat.  You know who you are.  Disgusting.
I'm more disappointed in Buckeye Nation than the game at this point.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

captain obvious's picture

I agree I stopped posting on the site because of so much negativity. We lost 2 games in 2 years one to a great Michigan State team and one to a tough Clemson team while we played with a depleted defense. Great year and I look forward to the teams with 3 and 4 years with of Urban recruits.
I'm very proud of our team and extremely ashamed of some of our so called fans.

I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me

d5k's picture

Yes, please do not consider this to be isolated to non-11w people on twitter.  We saw it all week with the bashing of Roby based on a pure assumption that he was protecting his draft stock in some way.  The same guys have questioned how injured Braxton was and denigrated him for having the audacity to find out what his draft stock was.  If the players play hard they deserve nothing but praise for playing hard.  If you think they aren't giving full effort bite your tongue and root for other players.  

BukFan's picture

Just goes to show, idiots are everywhere!   Not just in PA or michigan.

aabuckeye's picture

Yeah, idiots ARE everywhere. I don't know where the notion started that if you're a fan, or buy a ticket, it gives the right to say anything you want or behave in any way you want. There's always a line that shouldn't be crossed that most of us can agree upon. More of us sane, civil guys have to join together and say "Enough!" Not so easy on twitter, but at ball games, or even on the street, it's time good people slapped down these yahoos.
"All it takes for evil to win, is for good men to do nothing."

buckeyedude's picture

My favorite comments were from Joey Bosa and Reid Fragel.
As pissed off as I am at Corey Brown, I feel bad for the dude. Nobody knows more than him that he made a mistake. He's human, and I truly feel bad for him, because he has to live with that mistake. But we ALL make mistakes in life.
The question is: how are you going to respond? Are you going to feel sorry for yourself, or are you going to pick your head up and try to learn something from it?
Any Buckeye fan that tweets or sends crap messages to any of the players deserves to have their Buckeye Card revoked.
I am glad we had players like Corey Brown and Bradley Roby and Jack MaloneMewhort for these past few years. I apologize for any mentally ill Buckeye fan that may be harassing you. Good luck in your future endeavors. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye!



MichaelJ721984's picture

People need help....

Michigan sucks.

cplunk's picture

Can we try to remember its a game?
these kids sacrifice a lot for our entertainment. Even the ones that eventually go pro and get paid sacrifice their bodies to an unbelievable extent. 
Love my Bucks, love this team, love these players. Wish we could have pulled it out, but it didn't work out that way. This too shall pass.

northwest_buckeye's picture

To the fans tweeting at players following a loss... Really? You're pathetic. I can't understand how that benefits anyone, let alone makes the original author feel better about a loss. It makes us look like 'Bammer fans.

To the players taking this criticism seriously... Come on. Do you take everything written on message boards or other websites seriously? If what some 15 year says on twitter rattles you to the core, life is going to get a lot harder.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

Bucks43201's picture

Herbstreit's still kind of a self-righteous doosh.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

andretolstoy's picture

Yah well. I'd be a little jaded too. This sort of activities on the internet is not how we win.

New Orleans's picture

Guess I'm "a self-righteous doosh" as well, because I think Herbie's comments are spot-on.

buckeye320's picture

     I don't think enough can be said about the toughness that was displayed by Braxton Miller last night. He was pummeled pretty much all game & still played great when it was obvious that he was injured. Same can be said about Joey Bosa & he's just a freshman. Talk about upside!
     The people that keep complaining about how bad we are need to be reminded about all the good things that are happening with this team. 24-2 the past two years, we have the best head coach in college football, a great recruiting class coming in, & hopefully Braxton Miller will return for his senior year. It could be worse...just look at that school up north!

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Bucks777's picture

Once you erase the concept of any accountability for your words; what follows is massive loss of reality and logical thinking process...  enter twitter, and any social media for that matter.

Bucks777's picture

People are no longer accountable for their words ; therefore, they spew from their mouths ignorant comments which lack any perspective and any logical or reasonable thoughts!

andretolstoy's picture

Our coaches are fine. We need to fire some of our nut case fans.

tracyre's picture

Anyone who says anything negative to these kids on twitter like that needs their heads examined.  Forget about not really being true Buckeye fans...

okiebuck's picture

These morons who post hateful, negative, disgusting things are simple minded, no nothing, small people who live meaningless lives. None of them could even carry the jock strap of the fourth team holder.
Today as in everyday since I moved away some 30 years ago; I am PROUD to be a BUCKEYE from

"Fate has cards that it don't want to show"

New Orleans's picture

It was a great run, Bucks, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. Best of luck to those of you who are moving on, and I look forward to watching the rest of you again next season.
Win with class, lose with class. Go Bucks! You have my respect and admiration.

Buck Commander's picture

I'm proud to be a Buckeye and want the players to keep their heads up!You were and are part of something special......keep the faith and kick some ass this year........GO BUCKS MISHITGAN SUCKS!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

klfeck's picture

Anyone who attacks a college kid who plays for their own team is not only a coward but also an idiot. There is no logical way to blame any single player for this loss.

I do acknowledge that our defense has big problems. I have ZERO doubt that UFM will address those problems this off season.

It is vitally important to remember that idiot's like those who used twitter to attack amateur student athletes represent a miniscule sampling of any fanbase. Sorry ladies and gentlemen, but even technology just cant fix stupid.



Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Seeing all of the tweets from the former OSU players is great to see.  I respect them all.  They are all part of the Buckeye family.  We didn't win the game last night.  Some players made some key mistakes, but everyone played hard and tried their best.  Sometimes the chips don't fall your way.  I think that this team will get better in the offseason.  There are some great players coming in.  Some of the current players are going to be working hard in the offseason to get ready for another great year.  Overall, I'm disappointed we didn't win last night and didn't win a B1G championship, but I am very proud at how hard they fought and what a great university OSU is!  It makes me very proud to be an OSU alumni!!
Go Bucks!!

ColdBuckeye's picture

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger (except for hepatitis). Bowl losses always sting but you can't win them all. I hope that Braxton's Buckeyes goes out with a huge bowl win next year to put a nice end to an AMAZING QB career. 

mtgerken's picture

Don't get me wrong I love this team. Even in 2011 I was hard pressed to tell you that I thought we weren't going to win a big game. When we beat Wiscy I called it the day before and everyone looked at me like I was crazy. I have enjoyed the ups and downs of being a die hard Buckeye fan, and I know to some people I have looked like quite the dork, but this is what I'm passionate about. There is truly something else about being a raised Buckeye. In light of that we really need to do something about our defense, and these bowl games. Growing up the Silver Bullets were just straight up mean. Year after year our defense would shred whoever they faced. Case and point, no one thought we had a shot in the Rose Bowl against Oregon, but when your defense plays lights out all night... it wins ya championships. I was rooting so hard in these bowl games for every B10 school because if Ohio State wants any national recognition we are going to have to start winning bowl games not only as the B10 but also our own!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"