A nighttime home opener against Virginia Tech. A national broadcast. A new entrance tunnel. Two-and-a-half thousand additional souls.
Any player lacking motivation heading into Saturday's prime-time clash wouldn't be cut out for football anyway.
But go on and add this icing to the cake: Gene Smith says LeBron James, the King, will speak to team before the game, according to WSYX's Clay Hall.
The NBA's best player attended and spoke to the team before last year's night banger with Wisconsin, and with all apologies to Christian Bryant's ankle, that game turned out alright.
And with the bevy of elite high school talent that will be on hand, this is another recruiting masterstroke from Urban Frank Meyer.
Only a mere 33 hours remain until Ohio State kicks off against Virginia Tech.