Ohio State Players React to Receiving Their Gold Pants

By DJ Byrnes on April 4, 2014 at 6:21p

Ohio State beat Michigan 42-41 in The Game, and to the victor go the spoils.

It appears today is the day Ohio State footballers are receiving the trinkets — that the Eleven Warriors community helped purchase — and they're taking to social media to show off their deserved loot.

Job well done, fellahs. You have made Papa Laurinaitis very happy:

Get some, Wolverines.

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gosolow2000's picture

Love to see these guys reactions!


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WhySoSerious's picture

I want one. 


Like the ball in the stands, we balls out

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AngryWoody's picture

<Insert Tyrell Pryor joke>

Our Honor Defend!

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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Laurinaitis, man. Contributed in all four of those games too.

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Buckeye5000's picture

Yes he did, despite the fact that when he came in for Carpenter after Carpenter broke his ankle on the first Scum offensive possession he did not have a tackle in his first TTUN game. 

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CGroverL's picture

Laurinaitis is a great story that never really gets told. He worked very hard with coach Fick for his entire Buckeye career. He came in, like AJ Hawk as just a 3-star LB and turned into an absolute nightmare for not just TSUN, but for every offense that crossed The Ohio State University. Coach Fick really only had Hawk for one year, but Fick knew that he had a steal with Laurinaitis and turned him into a tackling machine and undisputable team leader. That's what happens to 3-star athletes that come to The Ohio State University with relentless effort and growing in the Buckeye family. Kids thinking of coming to The Ohio State University should know that you can turn into a "James Laurinaitis" with hard work and just buying into their winning tradition. Both walk-ons and 3-star athletes can become great with hard work. What happened in high school is gone and you may even find yourself in a different position after a while. Columbus IS the place to be though....

"I hope they're last in everything". One of Meyer's comments when speaking of TTUN after being hired at Ohio State.



GoBucksToledo's picture

Still looks like a beast too

Hovenaut's picture


Great to see past Buckeyes showing the younger guys how special the gold pants are.

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DC-town's picture

Congrats guys- Woody would be proud

love tyvis's quote- hopefully first of many 

'Piss excellence' -RB

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Crumb's picture

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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TCOB_6's picture

Maybe it's just me, but with TTUN referring to us as "Ohio", I would opt for OSU on the score side of the pants.

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JakeBuckeye's picture

Tradition. We've referred to ourselves as Ohio for a long, long time.

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sgehrich's picture

I like it just saying Ohio. Shows that their ridiculous "taunt" has no teeth, since we clearly don't mind being referred to that way. 

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bigDbuck's picture

Little animal. Wow remember him going in early to replace BC. Thought we were done for. Coach knew what he was doing. Congrats and well deserved. 

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jbirmmd's picture

Glad to know I had some small part to play in having those provided for our team.  Thanks 11W for the "Gold Pants Social" last fall!



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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I'll provide a gift card to a local tattoo shop for any player willing to give me a pair.

Yeti's have feelings too.

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UrbanPirate's picture

Too soon bro...

Just... Go Bucks.


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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Those pants are awesome, they're worth their weight in gold ...

I'll show myself out.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

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Seattle Linga's picture

You see yourself out an awful lot don't you?

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BroJim's picture

Hell yeah!

I season my simple food with hunger

Crimson's picture


I think this quote was lost in the forum fire.  If not, does anyone have a link?  That was funny stuff.

Homey1970's picture

Look at Little Animal Laurinaitis, the anti-mike hart! 

Art Harrell's picture

Question D.J.----when the Buckeyes kick scum's ass, will every player on Buckeye Roster and coach's

get Gold Pants ? --------------->Go Bucks

DJ Byrnes's picture

That's my understanding, yes. --------------->Go Bucks

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Buckabroad's picture

Eze: "My first pair" [emphasis supplied]

Love it!

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

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nm_buck's picture

Those things are GORGEOUS.  I mean really.

Does anyone know when this tradition started?

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

Jason Gruber's picture

Source: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/trads/footbl-traditions.html

Gold Pants
A gold charm replica of a pair of football pants is given to players and coaches following wins over Michigan. The tradition started in 1934 when first-year coach Francis Schmidt told those wondering how OSU would fare with its nemesis from Ann Arbor: "They put their pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else." Schmidt's Buckeyes then went and defeated Michigan four-consecutive times, all by shutout.

"You win with people." Woody Hayes

"If winning isn't everything, why do we keep score?" Vince Lombardi

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯" Joey Bosa

DoubleB's picture

A beautiful sight.