This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.
It was a tough stretch for most of the week at Ohio State as the school grappled with the football team's first loss to Michigan in Columbus after over two decades. But then last night, the Pac-12 Championship happened.
And as it became increasingly more apparent that the Buckeyes were back on a trajectory to make the College Football Playoff, people started to get mad.
It offends every fiber of my core that a team could completely no-show in its final game, sit on its ass during championship weekend and be rewarded with a playoff spot.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 3, 2022
Salt does not quite provide the same level of nourishment as Wolverine tears, but it remains delicious all the same.
This is not a no-show by USC. Its a flawed team with an injured quarterback who is fighting his ass off. Its probably not going to be good enough but they arent turtling like the Buckeyes did in that fourth quarter https://t.co/fQxUeeZN94— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 3, 2022
And like a storage dome sitting next to a highway in the months preceding winter, the piles of salt only continued to grow.
That's gonna be all she wrote for USC's Playoff hopes.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 3, 2022
Would have been better off starting 11-0, losing at home by 23 in its last game and not advancing to its conference championship game.
Absolutely scrumptious anguish.
Welcome to the playoff Ohio State. Way to do it the hard way!! Not everyone can get smoked at home by 22 points, sit on their couch with their pom poms and watch other teams risk it all and back their way in!!— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) December 3, 2022
Of course, some national media members — even those with TTUN ties — knew better than to not acknowledge the truth.
Ohio State is better than USC.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 3, 2022
As word began to spread around the program that the Utes had gotten the best of the Trojans for a second time this season, the players started to put their game faces on for the CFP.
The leading producer in Ohio State's receivers room seems eager to get back on the field as soon as possible.
Lets ball— Marvin Harrison Jr. (@MarvHarrisonJr) December 3, 2022
Another leader in the wideout corps may have revenge on his mind as the Buckeyes look towards a potential Playoff bid.
Get back time— Emeka Egbuka (@emeka_egbuka) December 3, 2022
And as for other Ohio State receivers ready to put the football world back on notice?
I know. But I'll remind you— JSN (@jaxon_smith1) November 30, 2022
The coaches and staff appear just as eager for a shot at redemption as the players.
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) December 3, 2022
Good news for the Buckeye football team didn't just start on Friday night, however. Now that the Big Ten regular season has wrapped up, the conference handed out its own end-of-year awards this week. C.J. Stroud has certainly become a familiar name around the B1G offices of late.
Similarly, Route Man Marv figures to be another guy on his way to becoming a household name at Big Ten HQ.
Stroud and Harrison Jr. were joined by Paris Johnson Jr. and Donovan Jackson as first-team offensive selections for the All-Big Ten squad. Emeka Egbuka, Matt Jones, and Dawand Jones filled in as second-team members; while Miyan Williams, Luke Wypler, and Cade Stover followed as third-team placements. TreVeyon Henderson rounded out the list of Buckeyes as an honorable mention recipient.
FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG OFFENSE pic.twitter.com/PLkCYBQogm— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 30, 2022
SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG OFFENSE pic.twitter.com/W7hhzytK0v— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 30, 2022
THIRD TEAM ALL-BIG OFFENSE pic.twitter.com/M3dzqR9evY— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 30, 2022
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG OFFENSE pic.twitter.com/u7IRUgbB1X— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 30, 2022
For the defense, Tommy Eichenberg, Zach Harrison, and J.T. Tuimoloau all made it as starters on the All-Conference unit. Ronnie Hickman and Michael Hall Jr. both found themselves selected for third-team spots. Five Ohio State players earned honorable mention including Denzel Burke, Jack Sawyer, Lathan Ransom, Steele Chambers, and Tanner McCalister.
FIRST TEAM ALL-B1G DEFENSE pic.twitter.com/YxIj8hX6I0— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 29, 2022
THIRD TEAM ALL-B1G DEFENSE pic.twitter.com/DZ6PJgfiZ1— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 29, 2022
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-B1G DEFENSE pic.twitter.com/5IrR80t71h— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 29, 2022
Noah Ruggles found himself chosen for the third-team special teams unit, while Jesse Mirco also received honorable mention distinction.
THIRD TEAM ALL-B1G SPECIAL TEAMS pic.twitter.com/EKSMECWtT6— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 29, 2022
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-B1G SPECIAL TEAMS pic.twitter.com/LsGPHEgoFW— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 29, 2022
Current Buckeyes were not the only football players in the state of Ohio to receive All-Conference placements this week. Former walk-on wide receiver Sam Wiglusz landed on the first-team All-MAC offense after tying for the conference lead in touchdown catches this season.
First Team All-MAC! pic.twitter.com/E70Ex1IG3j— Ohio Football (@OhioFootball) November 30, 2022
Additionally, ex-Buckeye linebacker Dallas Gant also snagged a starting spot on the All-MAC defense.
Meanwhile, former Ohio State defensive lineman Malik Barrow finally completed his collegiate football career this week after seven years and stops at five different schools.
As for the professional Buckeye football players, Parris Campbell paid tribute to his former quarterback Dwayne Haskins ahead of Monday Night Football in Week 12 of the NFL.
Later in the week as the month transitioned from November to December, the league announced its conference players of the month — Nick Bosa among them.
The conclusion of November also marked the end of National Epilepsy Awareness Month. As an epileptic himself, Justin Fields sat down with ESPN Bears reporter Courtney Cronin to discuss his journey with the condition and help raise awareness.
Today marks the end of National Epilepsy Awareness Month.— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) November 30, 2022
I sat down with Justin Fields, who was diagnosed with epilepsy after having a seizure in 9th grade, to talk about his journey managing the neurological condition and ending stigmas around it. https://t.co/bXIRs6buSq
This Week in Twitter concludes with a shoutout to Gilmer, TX for the town high school's very handsome and creatively-designed mascot.
And do they have their own Brutus? You bet they do. pic.twitter.com/mc9wHHyZ4j— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) December 2, 2022
Gilmer can keep the nuts in speedos, however.
This is from a yearbook cover. It is real. pic.twitter.com/JFxC9UkEpf— Josh Manck (@Manck) December 2, 2022