A few years ago, OSU students adopted a profane cheer during kickoffs at Ohio Stadium, yelling “rip his f—ing head off” following the O-H-I-O cheer. The athletic department is continuously dealing with complaints from visiting fans and alumni about the student chant
So I was a freshman in 2008 when this chant started. Supposedly, a friend of mine that I met freshman year is the originator of this chant at least that is what his close friends say. It started just between them in South Stands, and slowly as the season went on more and more sections of South Stands started saying it. Over the years it has been passed down as new freshman come in and here South Stand erupt in O-H-I-O…well you know the rest. Sadly this individual passed away our junior year due to cancer. And in viewing his Facebook memorial page is when I first saw this information. I don’t really care either way what is said, but when I do hear it, like I heard it this past Saturday on Homecoming, it makes me smile and think of Ned and the fun times we shared in our short time together at OSU.