Video: Meyer, Warinner, Players Speak at Ohio State's Spring Football Kickoff Luncheon

By Jason Priestas on April 2, 2014 at 5:30p
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Urban Meyer spoke to boosters at Ohio State's spring football kickoff luncheon today at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, entertaining the crowd with Lou Holtz and Earle Bruce jokes while providing updates on where he sees his team heading into the season.

The event will be remembered for offensive line coach Ed Warinner dropping bombs on Brady Hoke and Michigan, but Meyer had his moments as well.

Like the time Holtz came strong for Team Dog.

“So 24-straight and we hit a speed bump. I get a phone call from Lou Holtz on Monday morning – true story. He says, ‘How's it going?’ And I said, ‘What's happening?’ He said, ‘I'm just checking on you to make sure you're alright.’ I said, ‘I'm not doing very good. A combination of crushed, pissed, anxious to get going and move on and get back on that winning streak.’

“And he said, ‘Well, how's Shelley and the kids?’ I said, ‘Shelley's fine. She's my best friend and she's doing great.’ And he goes, ‘She's not your best friend.’ I said, ‘Yeah, she's my best friend. She's doing fine.’ He said, ‘She's not your best friend. Your dog's your best friend.’ I go, ‘No, Shelley's my best friend.’ So he says, ‘Here's what you do. Take your dog, take Shelley and go lock them in the trunk for two hours and then go out and see who's happy to see you.’”

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

I hope to God that wasn't that douche "the big nut" he asked to stand up.   Please say it was Brutus, please say it was Brutus

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Meyer called whoever it was "Mr. Buckeye". I bet it was Buck-I-Guy...

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Yuck.  These fools are everywhere.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Seattle Linga's picture

I can't imagine planning your day around all the appearances and living live as a troll - Buck-I-Guy in real life. 

CGroverL's picture

Is "The Big Nut" that bad? He is the one with the silver painted head, right? I, like everyone, know who "Buck-I-Guy" is...I can only think "The Big Nut" is the other guy we get to see on TV every Saturday with the silver head paint. Am I wrong? I'm old....so help me out....Is "douche" a term that we are allowed to just throw around nowadays without repercussions? It's just that the language barrier was much different 20 years ago and I'd like to start using "douche" much more often but I have always thought that was more "against etiquette". I'm not THAT old but I was 21 years old once, but that was 20 years ago. Thanks...and Go Buckeyes!!!

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

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CGroverL's picture

Is "The Big Nut" that bad? Ugh....trying to edit my comment that doubled but I'm having no luck. Sorry!!!

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!

CGroverL's picture

Thanks for the footage, STAFF....being a Buckeye fan from Florida often lets you miss things like this. I took a good feeling away from hearing from the players and coaches. These guys all have a tremendous weight to have to carry around because Ohio State is expected to win EVERY game, not just the game against M*ch*gan. For years now our beloved Buckeyes have been heavy favorites and most of the time the games have been close against TSUN....After hearing pressers and things like this don't really add pressure to our guys anymore because the players are buying into the coaches and their schemes. That is often the difference in a good and GREAT team. I can only think that this team is another in a long string of successful teams for our Buckeyes (not counting 2011 which to me was a season that I was happy to simply survive as coach Fickell weathered the storm in the worst possible circumstances).

Our Buckeyes are ready early in my opinion, and things can only get better as the injured players return and the team polishes their techniques as they get ready to start another year where they will be favorites in every game in front of them. Their jobs are extremely hard and we take them for granted in the worst way...but we are part of the largest and best fanbase in all of college football. I wish we could start this season now, but from here on out is where our Buckeyes will become the team we want them to be. It's good to see we are behind them in the best way we can. Good luck and GO BUCKEYES!!!

"I hope they're last in everything"

Thanks, Urb!