"How Do You Respect a Rivalry?"

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JarheadBuck's picture

How do you respect the rivalry?  Wrong question.

What have you done to beat TTUN today?  That's the burning issue here.

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

WHOOOOOSH!

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ibuck's picture

What have you done to beat TTUN today?

Yeah, it's about focusing on that game now and every day until The Game, not just the week preceding it.

Go Buckeyes! Beat Wolverine ass.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Someone that respects the rivalry the way Urban describes it is working to beat Michigan. I don't get why that's the "wrong question."

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

First comment fail.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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BuckNut_1974's picture

No, that is 100% the right question. If you dont respect your rival, you will underestimate them and that's when you lose!

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CowCat's picture

JT says in the video that they always do something extra in practice for TTUN. That about covers it.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Nauvoo62's picture

Urban must be listened to and heeded.  Those of us who remember the John 2-10-1 Cooper era still carry deep and enduring wounds of what is was like to see ttun gear being worn regularly in Columbus.  Of hearing and reading by the so called pundits commenting that ttun “owns” the Buckeyes and maybe OSU would be better off moving the game (small caps) to earlier in the season so as to minimize the pressure on the Buckeyes.   Seven consecutive wins and a 15-3 record including the 2000 game is an aberration with this series.  Eventually it will return to the status quo of of an evenly matched series which has made it the rivalry it is.  Be afraid, very afraid!

“It’s always nice to be nice to the nice.” - Maj. Frank Burns

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BrazilianBuckeye's picture

I recall when new HC John Cooper was asked by a journalist if he would be continuing the Woody tradition of practicing at least one play per practice to be used only against Michigan?  Cooper was incredulous and said, "Why would he do THAT?" 

It took him a long time, but eventually Cooper might have gotten The Game; right there at the end.

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Brooksie's picture

Piss on that hack of a coach. The next time I forgive him for almost destroying the rivalry will be the first.

If ANYONE did NOT respect the rivalry - it was that tool and his bow tied bozo of a boss.

"A 13-13 tie is our greatest WIN ever?" Go wash your mouth out with soap.

4th and less than 1 - late in the 4th quarter - and you wuss out and punt it away??? People have been shot for less. Every boy who ever dreamed of playing for the Buckeyes dreamed of sticking it to TTUN. And you neutered that dream. But rest assured you did a great job as coach - NOT!

Going up there undefeated - with the national title game in sight - and you let Timmy B dance all over you????

Maybe that shit flies in the backwoods of Tennessee - but not in prestigious Ohio Stadium.

I am SO GLAD you are gone.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Wow!  Anger issues much?

Piss on that hack of a coach. The next time I forgive him for almost destroying the rivalry will be the first.

If ANYONE did NOT respect the rivalry - it was that tool and his bow tied bozo of a boss.

"A 13-13 tie is our greatest WIN ever?" Go wash your mouth out with soap.

For what its worth, Jim Tressel and the monster he built doesn't happen unless Cooper doesn't restore us to a national power.  And, sorry, but finishing #2 in the nation TWICE is being a national power.  As for EGG and his bow ties, he might be the greatest President tOSU ever had.  He turned it into a first class flagship university for this state.  He raised an unfathomable amount of money for tOSU endowments.  He greatly improved the quality of the faculty.  

As for Cooper, are you aware of what dire straits the program was in at the end of Earle's tenure?  How he had alienated the OHSAA football coaches and left the program as one that was less athletic than IOWA????  Cooper rebuilt it.  It took a few years., but he did.

4th and less than 1 - late in the 4th quarter - and you wuss out and punt it away??? People have been shot for less. Every boy who ever dreamed of playing for the Buckeyes dreamed of sticking it to TTUN. And you neutered that dream. But rest assured you did a great job as coach - NOT!

Going up there undefeated - with the national title game in sight - and you let Timmy B dance all over you????

Maybe that shit flies in the backwoods of Tennessee - but not in prestigious Ohio Stadium.

So I guess you hated Woody too after the Upset of the Century in 1969; when the most talented team in tOSU history got curbstomped by Bo's first team.  Shit happens in football.  Just ask Urban about his last trip to West Lafayette.  (speaking of costing us a NC)

I am SO GLAD you are gone.

I'm so glad you rarely waste bandwidth here with your posts.

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Nauvoo62's picture

It is certainly possible to hold two conflicting opinions at the same time.  John Cooper was an outstanding college football coach.  You are correct in your assertion that the program was in dire straights at the end of the 9 year reign of Earle.  Cooper was a great recruiter and kept the Buckeyes in the national conversation for most of his 13 year tenure at OSU.  However the football coach at OSU is first and foremost judged and evaluated by his record against ttun.  Earle was 5-4 v ttun and Cooper was 2-10-1.  One could make the argument  that Cooper could have retired at his leisure if it were not for his loses against ttun in ‘95 & 96.  Add in the loss to MSU in ‘97 and he very well could have been the coach of at least 2 National Champions in a 3 year period.  John Cooper was/is a very nice and honorable man,  As a coach he was outstanding.  As a recruiter he was great.  However as the head coach of the Ohio State Football Buckeyes in games v ttun he was awful!  The record does not lie!

“It’s always nice to be nice to the nice.” - Maj. Frank Burns

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DCDDC's picture

In some respects they are the same question.

m GO BLOW!!!

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sac3073's picture

Coach Kerry Combs knew how to prepare For THE GAME https://youtu.be/MH8RHiYgkHg

SAC3073

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sac3073's picture

For All you Urban Meyer Haters go suck on a Bitcherine!!!! Jim Tressel's Speech Delivered, and following year Championship Won.JT lost to ttun, and never had a undefeated season because Urban Kicked his ASS!!!!

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Respectthebox's picture

I know that I’m not the only one that read that in his voice and is ready run through a brick wall now......

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DiasporaBuck's picture
Me too!  There's even a brick wall next to me .....buuuuuut then I remembered I'm three floors up.  So I'll put this here instead:

(There really ought to be a Buckeyes jersey on him)

OSU Class of 1999

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Crumb's picture

That's why Urban is the baddest of the bad. I think even I could go out there and kill blue after that!

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

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Some things just can never be unseen, even in our minds.

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BuckeyeIn NY's picture

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. And you work it every day. And I don’t give a shit if you’re from California or Texas or whatever, as soon as you say you’re a Buckeye this is part of your life for the rest of your life - and you don’t lose to those pricks. You beat them every day. Every day.

Holy shit, if you are a new player and didn't want to jump through a wall after that speech, maybe it's time to transfer.  I have chills and I am just sitting at my computer reading from a monitor. 

And good on Urban for calling them out for all the shit they talk.  Actions will always speak louder than words.   

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Holy shit, if you are a new player and didn't want to jump through a wall after that speech, maybe it's time to transfer.

I'm a 38 year old chubby white boy and I'm ready to destroy everything right now!

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ChicagoBuckMD's picture

Hell yeah this exactly, they should immortalize these words inside the Woody

"Why be around average?" - UFM

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GoBuckeyes1020's picture

Holy shit where's a brick wall?!?

But in all seriousness.....and this is personally important.....what sides do the Coke versus Pepsi fall on?

The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick

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kiddbuckeye's picture

Coke is RED/scarlet and Pepsi is Blue. My guess....GO BUCKS

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outdoorbuckeye's picture

I like whiskey and Coke or cheap Cola not Pepsi.

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mathandler1's picture

Awesome speech. Keep it very real for those who choose to be a Buckeye. If it is too much work there is a team up north that will take you.

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PRO8's picture

Something that apparently we  can see John Cooper never did and understood... he had to many players talk shit all the time and the results speak for themselves ... quit fucking talking and get your ass working...

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Want. To. Run. Through. Brick. Wall.

I sure hope Ryan Day is as good as firing a team up as Urban is, or at least relatively close.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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The Rill Dill's picture

They have the Michigan deal figured out. I’m wondering why the Iowa and Purdue thing is not even close.

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Colortv1967's picture

Great question. Looks like those walls are impenetrable. 

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LandonTruckedCollins's picture

Well I'm ready to gear up and run through a wall now.

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BUCKfutter's picture

that might replace the "beat the shit out of michigan" speech as his best

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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MN Buckeye's picture

Urban the master motivator.

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Holy Moses. If you ever wondered how Meyer motivated his teams, here you go. He's like a cunning linguist in regards to motivation. Every line of dialogue reads like a modern day Shakespeare, if he wrote a play about football.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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Hovenaut's picture

I care not for the rival, but I respect the Rivalry...it is ours. Nothing like some good old offseason adrenaline.

Thank you for this.

Go Buckeyes.

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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Wilkins78's picture

When I see people giggle about how we don’t wear blue in here - I don’t laugh about that. We don’t have blue pens in here. That’s not funny. This is Nike vs. Adidas, this is Coke vs. Pepsi, this is Ohio State vs the Team Up North. This is our livelihood.

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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Louie1131's picture

I wish the real world would just stop hassling me...

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Buckeyeball043's picture

kick that ass like it's never been kicked before.

"I am El Guapo...the handsome one."

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Mostly Gray's picture

This will always be a player’s program. What you guys did in that game, to put a beating on that team like they’ve never had a beating before in the history of that program - very good program, by the way - you notice how we talk about them, right? Is that a good program up there? Great program. Good players up there? Great players. Great coaches? Great coaches.

Wow, calls out TTUN's bullshit, calls them Pricks repeatedly and in his final game in this rivalry hands them their worst beatdown, priceless!
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niblick's picture

Ready to whoop someone's ass right now!

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Mr.Bucknuttyblock's picture

My blood pressure shot up after reading that damn, I didn't miss him that bad until just then.

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avail31678's picture

I really miss him.  I love the way things are going right now, but I miss him.  He had a swagger virtually unparalleled.

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NativeSon's picture

I loved when he walked into the recruiting camp in Michigan rockin the 14 natty jacket and spoke about being successful in rivalries while Harbaugh looked on.

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DCDDC's picture

Just imagine how we all will feel when Coach Day beats ttun by 40 his first match up as head coach.

your gonna need a bigger pair of gold pants. 

m GO BLOW!!!

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CptBuckeye24's picture

Now I'd like to hear what he said in his pregame speech

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D56GoBucks's picture

Program culture gets referenced all the time. This is what program culture sounds like. And this is how you sustain two decades of dominance over a bitter rival.

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn"

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NHBuckeye's picture

Wow!!!!!  That is freaking amazing!!

Fields of Dreams

 

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DiasporaBuck's picture

He looks suspiciously wolverineish

OSU Class of 1999

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RodVedder4's picture

LET'S. FUCKING. GO!!

Excellence and greatness will be remembered...there is no room for average. None. - Urban Meyer

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Joey Bosa

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kiddbuckeye's picture

Exactly why we win and they lose. Enough said

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BuckIhateTTUN's picture

Especially in the close games when gameplans have fallen short, players haven't executed to their best, and sheer willpower and determination tip the scales in the victors' favor. 

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer." - Frank Zappa

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GOOMBAY's picture

Is it possible to marry a speech?

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0H-10's picture

No, but I believe you can sleep with it a few times!

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DCDDC's picture

Like its never been kicked before.

m GO BLOW!!!

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I see excuses every year on Mgo and beyond where they just can't get their head around how OSU shows up in such force for that game. I've seen it floated that Michigan has too many rivals and not enough energy to get up for all of their big games. You know how OSU beats you 17 times in 19 tries since 2000? Here's how.

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. And you work it every day. And I don’t give a shit if you’re from California or Texas or whatever, as soon as you say you’re a Buckeye this is part of your life for the rest of your life - and you don’t lose to those pricks. You beat them every day. Every day.

Holy SH*T Urban. Holy Sh*t. There is a lot of crap thrown at that man, some of it true, some of it not. But no one can ever accuse him of not getting how this stuff works.

God damn I am going to miss that guy. Ryan Day gets it.

This era will never end. They won't ever beat OSU with any consistency.

Proudly dispensing unbridled arrogance since 1983.

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NHBuckeye's picture

Weather permitting, we are putting up more that 62 on that team in November.  Coach Day will want to make a statement that this rivalry is not ending any time soon. 

Fields of Dreams

 

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BrewstersMillions's picture

I don't think he'll relent given the opportunity.

Proudly dispensing unbridled arrogance since 1983.

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AnnArborsBuckeye's picture

Yes, hes going to want to send a message in his first appearance as head coach. New guard, same results. I see a sound victory coming this November. Go Bucks!

Get dumped then

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Brooksie's picture

One more touchdown.

My favorite number.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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BuckNut_1974's picture

And it will be in their home. Hahahaha!!

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Not worried about the score. Just get the win. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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SnGinWV's picture

Damn...  Urban from the top rope.. hell yes!  

love it!  

Life long fan of... The!

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Sanantonefan's picture

Never lose to those pricks!

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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allbucksallthetime's picture

Is there any wonder why Coach Meyer was 7-0 against those pricks?!  Great speech and the ultimate approach for preparing to beat the shit out of your rival.  Go Bucks!  Screw Blue!

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EMoThaGr8's picture

[Expletive]!!

The Buckeye behind enemy lines...

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droessl's picture

Holy shit... this was great. 

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irishfury's picture

I remember the years before Tressel.  I was a young kid then and never want to relive it.

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AZBUCKFAN's picture

Me too! Ugh!  It sure has been great to have a stone-cold Wolverine killer on the sidelines, rather than a deer-in-the-headlights guy, chewing his fingernails. 

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

I remember 1998 too.  WHen the #11 Weasels came into C-bus and got blasted 31-16.   It amazing how we only remember what we want to remember.  Or what fits our narrative. 

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avail31678's picture

This is absolutely amazing.  And I know we've done the comparisons as far as accomplishments and most see Woody as the overall more successful Buckeye coach - but in my HEART, this puts Urban right there.

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AZBUCKFAN's picture

Woody would have LOVED that speech!

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NativeSon's picture

The fact that this comes from a guy who has more career wins vs OSU than TTUN’s current head coach makes it that much better. 

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Don't sugar-coat it, Coach Meyer. Tell us how you really feel...

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BuckeyePat's picture

We miss you coach *Cry face emoji*

47-3

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hnyg8modonwelfare's picture

Amen.

Thank you Urban Meyer and Gene Smith

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kmp10's picture

And really where that started [Ed. we would have said accelerated] was the man in the back of the room.

Wrong. That started long before the 'man in the back of the room' was even born. 

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. And you work it every day. And I don’t give a shit if you’re from California or Texas or whatever, as soon as you say you’re a Buckeye this is part of your life for the rest of your life - and you don’t lose to those pricks. You beat them every day. Every day.

No this is exactly right, and the man in the back of the room gets it. I only hope that the new man at the front of the room gets it too. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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JeffCoBuck's picture

“Ohio State faces Michigan in Ann Arbor on Nov. 30 at noon.”

Perhaps you guys did this on purpose, but I had to laugh when I saw the above quote, because after reading what was an absolutely incredible speech about what this rivalry is all about, and getting so sucked in that I wanted The Game to be in ten minutes, the above quote was placed there as if you knew everyone who read this speech was jacked and needed to be calmed back down. Well done.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Funny, I immediately thought of changing it to TPUN too.

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Mostly Gray's picture

I don’t know AJS, handily beating those pricks up north takes on a whole weird vibe.

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OSU56's picture

Absolutely Love this-

Are we outworking them?

"How do you respect a rivalry? You work it every day. You don’t shoot your mouth off."

So I’ll say this again. How do you respect a rivalry? You work it every day. You don’t shoot your mouth off. If I ever hear, whatever’s going on, I hear a player take a shot verbally at them - that’s a problem. How do you show respect for a rivalry? You work it every [expletive] day. Not by tee shirts. Not by bullshit.

When I see people giggle about how we don’t wear blue in here - I don’t laugh about that. We don’t have blue pens in here. That’s not funny. This is Nike vs. Adidas, this is Coke vs. Pepsi, this is Ohio State vs the Team Up North. This is our livelihood.

So if you're new to the program - welcome to the program. Understand where you’re at. This is not a game. This is not silly. This is a way of life. There’s a bunch of former players in the back [of the room] that lived it. As you move up, you live it. This is who you are.

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. And you work it every day. And I don’t give a shit if you’re from California or Texas or whatever, as soon as you say you’re a Buckeye this is part of your life for the rest of your life - and you don’t lose to those pricks. You beat them every day. Every day.

AMEN!

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

God damn. Urban Fuckin Meyer.

This is fascinating. It's everything we've always hoped they were saying behind closed doors about ttun. It's better than what I hoped they were saying.

This is a snap shot of the raw unfiltered emotion that has driven this program to dominate That Team.

You know what else? He was watching. Listening. Notching all the bullshit, all the noise, all the talk. He was notching that shit on Lucille's handle and cocking back every November looking for a maize and blue skull to smash.

This is the real shit. The unfiltered version we all imagined when he was hired. The hang 80 on you because I can version.

Reading this im not sure if he would have EVER lost....to those pricks.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I can just imagine Mattison and Washington sitting in the back corner thinking:

"Wow... this explains everything."

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

You got that right. They had no idea.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Mattison was Urban's DC at Florida for the Glendale Massacre.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Thanks for the reminder, but I still agree with above that those two were probably gobsmacked during this speech.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Trebor40's picture

Understood - Yet then Mattison was witnessing him kill something he loved, now he understands what Urban was like when he went after something he loved to hate

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SilverHaven's picture

And Washington played for Watterson High in Columbus, Ohio, just a couple miles up the Olentangy River from Ohio Stadium.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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45has2's picture

Not sure what your point is. Mattison was quoted upon arrival that he was surprised how much more seriously OSU approached The Game.

Censores irrumasti.

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cronimi's picture

I was thinking that for them the whole speech was...

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andretolstoy's picture

This made my skull twitch. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Mongo2291's picture

Well how am I supposed to go back to work after that? We’re already in the doldrums of Summer and with this added, I am so ready for the return of Buckeye football and another year of dominance over the angry overgrown weasels 

Clint W.

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andretolstoy's picture

This is definitely a telling piece. I had my suspicion, but I'm pretty sure now. They don't know how to respect the rivalry. Heck, Harbaugh changed Bo's hard-ass saying, "Those who stay will be champions" to "Those who who try hard will stay and put it on top of.."those who stay will be champions." 

The guy wussified something that didn't need to be changed. He doesn't understand... Harbaugh is a joke. I thought he was going to make this a better game. But nope. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Buckeyeincleveburg's picture

LOL.  Hope Urban pops in from time to time to give pep talks.

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Buckeyejen's picture

God this is brilliant.  I had chills, was tearing up and ready to beat the crap out of something all at the same time.  Love you, Urban! 

Buckeyejen

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AAStagg's picture

Thanks to limp-wristed president Drake, this man is no longer our coach.

Keep calm.  It's only a game.

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Stop it.  just stop.  Urban has a severe health issue.  He can't coach anymore.  Period.

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

Yes. He does. 

But Drake is a smug, arrogant PC wuss who refused to support his head coach against BS accusations that he covered up DV when he did not.  Instead he handed him a public and purely PC symbolic suspension for reasons not having anything to do with the actual scope of the accusations.  The stress of all that aggravated Urban's symptoms.  If Drake hadn't thrown him under the bus, we would likely have had Urban for one more season.

FIRE DRAKE!

 

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Many people would say that Urban is a smug arrogant guy too.  In fact, news flash, many high achievers are.  Look, I'm not enamoured by Drake either.  But emotional knee-jerk reactions to Urban's situation accomplish nothing except maybe let you vent.  but it actually is just another little negative reflection on tOSU that's unnecessary.  Just let it go. 

Urban's not going to coach again.  His family will not let him.  His friends will not let him.  Cris Carter is a good friend of Urban's.  If you never saw this, you need to watch it.  It's a little different take on urban's health than all the non-journalist talking heads and fans that weighed in with their take.  This one's different because its from an quasi-insider.

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Man, I just watched that again, after I posted it, and it brought a tear to my eye.

Man, we've been blessed as fans of the Buckeyes.  In the last almost 70 years, we've had FIVE coaches, all who are or soon will be in the Hall of Fame.  We've never had more than one year below .500. in a row.  Only TWICE in 70 years have we never appeared in the AP poll at least at some point in the season.  Think about that.  Since 1951, ONLY TWICE did tOSU not appear in the AP poll.  I don't have the energy, but I bet you can't find another program that can claim that.

We are blessed.

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DroneBuck's picture

Is the University of Southern California aware of this?

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CanadianBuckeyeEh's picture

Drake is FROM california.  It is WHY he's like this.

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

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45has2's picture

Of course, which is why Urb & USC are trading certified letters. USC offers well wishes ($$$$) and Urb says not enough.

Censores irrumasti.

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typeOHpositive's picture

"You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. And you work it every day. And I don’t give a shit if you’re from California or Texas or whatever, as soon as you say you’re a Buckeye this is part of your life for the rest of your life - and you don’t lose to those pricks. You beat them every day. Every day."

Greatest quote in the history of quotes!!.....now if you'll excuse me, I have to change my underwear and repair a hole in my wall.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

No wonder they won last year. Christ.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Sanantonefan's picture

No wonder they won annihilated TTUN last year.

FIFY.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Crumb's picture

It's good vs. evil.

It's a way of life.

Never lose to them. Urban didn't.

May God bless the United States of America and it's greatest state; Ohio! 

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

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High Street Street Fighter's picture

THE GAME!

While TTUN takes stupid trips to Europe, OSU works every day to beat those pricks. That's what TTUN doesn't get...the game is not just a rivalry game to us......it's our very existence and why we were put on this earth to beat those bastards.

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billybigwheel's picture

GOD DAMN I MISS THAT MAN ALREADY

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BayCountyBuck's picture

You can hear the echoes of Woody, Earle, the Senator, all wrapped into Urban's words. I hope that Coach Day and his assistants all embrace the rivalry as completely as Coach Meyer did. 

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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45has2's picture

You forgot Francis. He didn't give a fuck for the "Michigan Mystique" hence the gold pants.

Censores irrumasti.

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tracyre's picture

Yeah I thought the same thing...Woody, Earle...Urban was born from those perspectives.  I've read his speech 3 times I love it so much. 

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andretolstoy's picture

The expression on the face of player standing next to Higdon when he made the prediction speaks volumes. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Trebor40's picture

Go as hard as you can as long as you can - for those who never can. 

When I was a child for a time my mother worked as a nurse in pediatric oncology, she was a single mom and because of hours and our neighborhood she would have me walk to hospital after school. I was young 8-12 years old, I made friends and they suffered horribly with bright smiles disappeared and then I had new friends. I became relentless I entered any competition like it was my last. 

That line above was mine and I said it at the start of every game from 7th until my middle 30's 

This to me is what Meyer means 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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Bigmarty's picture

Never ever want -ich to win in anything.  Arrogant pricks...more than a game..."A WAY of LIFE".  If you don't get that you are a Buckeye in name only.

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Knarcisi's picture

I actually hope Day jumped the shit out of a few commitments of ours that recently talked shit on Twitter. Good as those kids might be, they haven’t shed a drop of sweat yet for this program and lived in this rivalry. Talk is cheap and is for chicken shits and Michigan assholes. 

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Art Harrell's picture

As always...nothing changes...Fuck scUm...Fuck scUm coach's...Fuck scUm fans...Fuck Ann Arbor...GO BUCKS...

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stxbuck's picture

Helluva speech by Urban and a helluva of a message-you don't take your foot off the throat of scUM, or be all like "I hope scUM is 11-0 when beat them b/c their fans will be more upset when they lose and I can gloat on the interwebz." Hell no. Destroy them. Demoralize them to the point where they have to compete with Northern Iowa and Appalachian State for recruits.

I'm sure Herbstreit cringed a little if he read that or saw the video........................

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Champ14's picture

OH. MY. GOD. Thank you, Urban, for paying it forward for Coach Day and the next generation of Buckeyes. 

Champions Bleed Scarlet and Gray

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bdbrown66's picture

Oooh...that's gonna leave a mark.

Awesome speech, Coach.

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EJRosencrans's picture

Amazing! I've never been so fired up in an off season! Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!

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Bucks19's picture

This isn’t a rivalry anymore. You can’t have one team win like once every 10 years and consider it a rivalry. 

My high school had an opponent that was 10 miles from us. Even though it was close in proximity and it drew big crowds, They beat us like every 20 years literally. That’s not a rivalry either. 

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

This isn’t a rivalry anymore. You can’t have one team win like once every 10 years and consider it a rivalry.

That's what Michigan was saying during the 1990s.  Time moves on, things change. 

20 years doesn't make a rivalry.  115 + years makes a rivalry.  Ask the Buckeye players from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and so on if THE GAME is a rivalry.  Ask the TOSU coaches.  Watch THE GAME another 30 years before you decide it isn't a rivalry.

"Few moments in life are more gratifying than those when the arrogant are exposed as the ignorant"...Wes Fesler  

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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stxbuck's picture

Statements like yours are what leads to complacency in the program. If we have a program capable of dominating scUM on a regular basis-guess what-that means we have a program-talent and coaching wise-that is capable of going toe to toe w/ any program in the country in the playoff.

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Bucks19's picture

Penn State has played us tougher on the field than Michigan. Sorry. That is reality. Michigan is not a threat on or off the field. 

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

I bet you think Aaron Judge is a better hitter than Babe Ruth too.

The weasels really sucked in the late 50's and early 60's.  Woody wasn't going around claiming "We don't care about that game anymore,  Let's get Illibuck back!"

jebes Michigana

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Bucks19's picture

Last 5 games, Penn St could have won 4.  Don’t let facts get into anyone’s way 

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stxbuck's picture

Did you even watch the game in 16’?

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HSGABuck's picture

Gosh I miss him.  What a freakin’ stud.  

In Antoine Winfield I trust

 

Craig Zak

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osufan2002's picture

Awesome - it is time!!!!  Go Bucks!!!

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buckeye1976's picture

After reading that I have the following emotions:

  • chill bumps
  • I got instantly focused
  • Pissed off
  • Ready to do my part as a fan
  • Teary eyed. I get really emotional when I watch the rivalry documentaries
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Brooksie's picture

Teary eyed? Don't look at Shelley.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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Smitty516's picture

This was f*cking awso*e! On another note, doesn’t sound like a guy looking to leave Ohio State for usc...

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Buckfrombirth's picture

To our TTUN friends who are regular contributors here, MaineStrength and Blu.fan, we thank you for taking the time to spend with us and for having class.  I, for one, have always enjoyed interacting with you and hope to continue in the future.

However, THIS speech, right here, is what the Scarlet and Gray is about.  We can be called “country cousins” or any number of other names that reference our intelligence or denigrate our school, but let there be no doubt where we and the team that calls Ohio Stadium home are coming from every day of every year.  There are a dozen or so other games on the schedule, and all are vitally important to the ultimate goal.  But there’s only one GAME.  

Feel free to stay and enjoy the party.  We’re very gracious hosts.  

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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GoBuckswin's picture

The last time an Ohio State coach who had beaten Michigan was not presiding over his team the following spring was 31 years ago, when Earle Bruce was a resident of Cedar Falls and busy preparing for his only season at Northern Iowa.

  I read that above and I am asking what about Jim Tressel. I was at the Game in 2010 when he beat TTUN. He did not coach the team the following year...not sure if they meant spring practice, when Tresell had not resigned yet?

Bucks fans in Mass

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Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

Tressel coached the team through the spring of 2011 (it was the scrimmage where they wore camo helmets) and resigned on Memorial Day.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Oddly enough thats the only spring game I've ever been to. Had a very strange atmosphere and I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking at.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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ELJTSA76's picture

Speak softly and carry a big stick. 

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BlackKeys's picture

Not ashamed to say it.....I’m hard....

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brglr14's picture

almost wish that was kept private...…….so they don't get any ideas on how to be respectful

I dont know karate but i do know crazy and i'm not afraid to use it.

                           

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Loved the speech. A little surprised Coach Meyer would refer to a student athlete as “asshole” regardless of who said asshole plays for. Had he been talking about a fellow coach, I’d have no issue with it. They’re at least peers. But coaches slinging arrows at players and calling them names is usually over the line. Now that he’s a face of the Athletic Department, Meyer needs to be a little more careful who he disparages especially if his comments go public. Just ask Gordon Gee. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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DukeofWeimar's picture

Once you call everyone associated with the team a 'prick', calling out a few as assholes is not far 'behind'

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Matt M.'s picture

Thankfully, Urban doesn’t see eye to eye with this current cultural swing of the mouth monitoring, camera in your face so watch your tongue generation. I think it’s why he ultimately stepped down as head coach. That kid was an asshole and I applaud anyone at the leadership level for Ohio State not being afraid to say so. I’m just glad they didn’t give him a participation trophy when they got curb stomped.

The PC garbage gamut has gone too far. When you can’t call a college athlete an asshole for being an asshole because he’s a “kid” — things need to change. He would have had his helmet jerked around by his coach at the next practice in previous years for that behavior. Guaranteeing a win against your rival is disrespectful, so why not call it what it is? Sometimes it needs to be pointed out when young men are behaving like... well, assholes.

I agree things like this could cost him his job if they fall on the wrong ears, but I find that incredibly sad and disturbing. I’m sure he does as well.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

It's got nothing to do with being PC. It's about lines that shouldn't be crossed in coaching. As a coach, if you want to praise one of my players, go right ahead. But if they're out of line, it's my job to jerk a knot in their ass, not yours.  As an adult, don't call kids names. Be bigger than that.  And don't say things about someone behind their back that you aren't prepared to say to their face.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Matt M.'s picture

No one “jerked a knot” in his ass. Meyer called him an asshole. If your kid was acting like an asshole in a way that was directed at my kids, I’d be quick to point it out and hope you would do the same. Also, it’s extremely PC. 20 years ago this wouldn’t even be a discussion, otherwise Woody wouldn’t still be receiving praise around here after knocking a kid in the head. Agree to disagree to that point.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Agreeing to disagree is avoiding discourse. Political correctness is about using different terms to avoid offending certain groups. As a senior administrator at a flagship university, calling a student athlete at another flagship university an "asshole", in the context of respecting a rivalry is pretty ironic. In general, I don't refer to people I respect as assholes.  Player to player, coach to coach, coach to his/her own player? I've got no issue with talking straight to someone and telling them acting stupid. Coach of one team to player of another? Nope.

 Higdon's comments were an answer to a direct question by a sports reporter. Should he have said it? Probably not. Does it make him an asshole? No more than Coach Meyer's misspoken response to a reporter at B1G media days makes him a supporter of domestic abuse.

I'd bet a paycheck that Coach Meyer regrets that he said that, and that it got put in print. But that's just me.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Eph97's picture

I think calling a kid on the other team an a-hole is unbecoming of a college coach, who are supposed to be leaders and mentors. Calling another coach that, no problem. Besides, Higdon was really egged on to come up with that weak guarantee if you watched that press conference. 

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45has2's picture

Hell yes, it's far better for a university to ruin a student athlete's career over false accusations. Just ask Torrence Gibson. Or employ a doctor that serially molests student athletes. If you can't take being called an asshole how are you going to take getting slammed to the ground by 200+ lb players running at full speed? My high school football coaches helmet slapped, face masked, shoved and literally kicked us in the ass. Players either got pissed and practiced harder or they quit. Nobody ran to mommy or even thought about it. In fact, we laughed about it after practice. As long as the name calling is not about race, religion or creed, no harm. Oops, calling a weasel an asshole may insult their creed.

Censores irrumasti.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

I'll see your HS football practices and raise you one Plebe Year at the Naval Academy, flight training in Pensacola, and SERE school (Survival, Evasion, Resitance, Escape - aka POW training). Hazing and physical abuse were professional sports.  Ever been hit so hard across the back of the head that you saw stars, while you were trying to fly an airplane for only the fifth or sixth time.

There is a time and place pushing someone physically, mentally and emotionally. Absolutely. When you are coaching a player, that's your time and place.  But talking about a player behind his back, and disparaging him to your own team is more than a little ironic given the context. Meyer's was putting him down for talking trash...by talking trash.

I've had the honor of serving with some great military leaders, guys and gals with constellations on their collars. And the best of them found more creative, and far more clever ways to cut someone off at the knees using the English language than just calling them "asshole." As the leader, you set the bar for everyone else. They might not surpass it, but you hope they'll try.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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tracyre's picture

Maybe this wasn't for public consumption...

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Clearly there were reporters in the room, otherwise we wouldn't be reading a verbatim quote of the speech.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Couple of points NB91

1.  The speech was said in the privacy of the locker room.  I love that we got a peek behind the curtain there.  But, at the same time, I'm sure that's not the first time in team sports that something disparaging was said about an opponent in a locker room or meeting room that maybe should be team only..

2.  The asshole in question was most certainly old enough to vote and fight for his country.  He was also, most assuredly, an asshole.  So, I don't see it as denigrating a "kid" by an adult.  As Urban pointed out, by lumping us in with PSU and MSU, the only denigration that happened was him denigrating us.  So, fuck the asshole.

jebes Michigana

jebi rak

Ako ne možete postavljati bez gluposti ... nemojte

Ako vièeš na suce, ti si šupak
 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Allow me to retort. 

I think you’ve conflated the two players in question. Higdon was asked by a reporter if Michigan was going to win. He said “yes.”  That had nothing to do with the revenge tour or PSU and Wisconsin. And it hardly makes him an asshole. If any OSU player was asked the same question, we would expect him to answer “yes” as well. Merely playing for the other team doesn’t make someone an asshole. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Todd-Not Boeckmann's picture

Allow me to re re tort.

Merely playing for the other team doesn’t make someone an asshole. 

in all but one example I agree.  But in one case, oh yes it does.  Yes it does.

jebes Michigana

jebi rak

Ako ne možete postavljati bez gluposti ... nemojte

Ako vièeš na suce, ti si šupak
 

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Since1919's picture

If there is such a thing as a perfectly Buckeye speech, this has to be it. Some of Woody's were great, but this says it all. Absolutely love calling ttun out on their bullshit, which is the arrogant nature of their program. The first word in their fight song is "Hail". Ours is "Fight". Worlds of difference. Don't lose to those pricks. Not ever.

" Successful people are very lucky. Just ask every failure."
~ Urban Meyer

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

The first word in their fight song is "Hail". Ours is "Fight". Worlds of difference.

By Brutus, 1919, I think you hit the nail on the proverbial head. Arrogance will always be confronted.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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Brooksie's picture

And just for good measure - fuck all those pricks who travel north of the Toledo border - away from where they were born and raised.

Yes, I am specifically talking about you, Desmond Howard. A SPECIAL "Fuck _ichigan to you!"

Same for you, Charles Woodson.

Woody, return to your rest. The tradition is safe.

Bucks Fan since 1970

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AllAboutBuckeyes's picture

Tell it lie it is coach.  If that doesn’t fire the newbies up then they haven’t fully absorbed what it means to be a Buckeye and the meaning of THE RIVALRY.  But I am sure it won’t take them long to get it.

buckeyestrong

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AZBUCKFAN's picture

That speech should be carved in stone and mounted at the front entrance of Ohio Stadium!

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Maybe it should also be carved in stone at the first rest stop after the Ohio border on I-75S.  And the second and third, for good measure.  

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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mr.green's picture

Woody, Urban and Tress forever.

you’re up Coach Day! 

cant wait for Nov 30. 

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Bruce hated them as much as anyone and has a winning record against them. Where do you think Urban gets his mentality from?

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Coach Meyer, we thank you for the respect and importance that you gave to this rivalry. Your winning ways stole the hearts of Buckeye nation. You ran an excellent program and made us quite proud. Finally thanks for handing the controls to a capable and brilliant young coach. The future is very bright and it's just beginning.

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CedarBuck92's picture

I am now ready and willing to run through a brick wall.

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Turfgrad's picture

Muck fichigan!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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