Every week, Eleven Warriors will dive into the mentions of Ohio State's coaches and players to bring you the #HotTakes and ramblings of Buckeye Nation. This week, Ohio State fans celebrated a championship.
Despite the disappointment of being left at the doorstep of the playoff for the second consecutive season, Ohio State got the grandaddy of all consolation prizes with an invite to the Rose Bowl.
Think about where this team was coming off that loss to Purdue. Or heck, even the week leading up to the Michigan game. If we had polled Ohio State fans back then, winning the Big Ten and going to the Rose Bowl would've seemed more like a fantasy than anything.
So while being left out of the playoffs again is a tough pill to swallow, let's try and focus on the positives. Even if we're certain Ohio State would beat Notre Dame into an unrecognizable mess.
Back to Northwestern — Pat Fitzgerald had his squad ready to play in Indianapolis, but the proverbial damn broke in the fourth quarter as Dwayne Haskins and Co. poured it on to seal a 45-21 win.
Let's get to those championship tweets.
@ Urban Meyer
One week removed from gashing all of Michigan's hopes and dreams and Ohio State fans are still ruthlessly clowning Jim Harbaugh.
Early and throughout the game, it was clear Ohio State fans wanted a blowout. It's what they got, but it wasn't enough.
@OSUCoachMeyer— Not41or43 (@Not41or43000) December 2, 2018
We don't want another season of pre-season top 3 to missing the playoffs. Urban Meyer resign.
Fire Urban Meyer. We don't want you in 2019.
Yeah, even though you're widely heralded as one of the best coaches not just in the country right now, but in college football history, we don't want another season like this championship one you just orchestrated.
@OSUCoachMeyer Again! Fire Schiano!— Tony (@TonyRomanoSr) December 2, 2018
This has become the song that never ends.
Now this is a take I'd like to gather around with some marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for an evening of fun with friends. Imagine Meyer pulling Ryan Day and Greg Schiano aside during halftime and saying something like, "We're beating these guys too soundly, we need to get sloppy enough in the third quarter or, god forbid, they're going to put us in the playoff."
The officials in tonights B1G championship are surprisingly fair. And not rooting for @OSUCoachMeyer. Its refreshing.— Courtney Cowden (@cjc_286) December 2, 2018
No team in college football was penalized for fewer yards in 2018 than Northwestern. No team in college football was penalized for more yards in 2018 than Ohio State. Courtney you weren't witnessing a refreshing lack of favoritism. This is exactly who these teams are.
@OSUCoachMeyer you had to come into this game planning on wining by 100 or losing by 20 there was no in between. You played for second place— dave anderson (@mooseolb42) December 2, 2018
Yeah idiot, you either win by an impossible amount or get blown out. Everyone knows that.
@OSUCoachMeyer that defense is pathetic. Your supposed to be the goat man but you are severely underachieving— shawn ball (@shawnba58297633) December 2, 2018
You're supposed to be the greatest of all time! You're acting like someone who is not the greatest of all time!
@ Dwayne Haskins
My favorite part about this tweet is that he also tagged LeBron James and then hashtagged "columbusOH."
Haskins was in his bag early, and y'all loved it.
Just go ahead and give @dh_simba7 the Heisman after that play— Shawn (@Shawn_Soups) December 2, 2018
Hit em with the Heisman pose at some point tonight @dh_simba7— Marcellus (@TalkToABoss) December 2, 2018
johnny football impersonation @dh_simba7— mattstone (@Matt_Stone3) December 2, 2018
Don't you dare compare Ohio State's quarterback to that embarrassment.
WOOOO— 9-3 #GOPATS (@SPREADLOVE012) December 2, 2018
I wish more people showed up in my mentions with this enthusiasm.
The man does need to work on his slide though.
I love that Austin went out and found the most boring dime gif the Internet had to offer.
Haskins won't even get an invite, unless it's out of pity.— T Wayne (@TWayneWaitForIt) December 2, 2018
Let's go ahead and frame this in the #BadTakesHallOfFame.
Dwayne right now... pic.twitter.com/JTnw6DotDI— Travis Hobbs (@TravisHobbs36) December 2, 2018
I would give up my kidneys to watch @dh_simba7 play another season for the Buckeyes— Tyler Palmer (@TPalms9_) December 2, 2018
Well you'd probably be dead though so don't do this.
What say you, Mr. Haskins?
@ Greg Schiano
It wasn't all roses on the timeline this week. That brings us to Schiano's mentions.
Not good, Gregory. @OSUCoachSchiano— Marc C. Kollar (@RUNYYFan) December 2, 2018
This was my favorite tweet of the week and there isn't really a close second.
@OSUCoachSchiano hey moron! Quit jamming our LBS at the line of scrimmage!— Dave Skiver (@DaveSkiver) December 2, 2018
@OSUCoachSchiano Torched AGAIN...! STOP PUTTING OUR LINEBACKERS UP NEAR THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!— R.E.A. Jr. (@mani727) December 2, 2018
If he hasn't figured this out already, when does it get to a point where we're the foolish ones for expecting it to change.
Seriously, pack your bags @OSUCoachSchiano— Adam Greer (@agreer11) December 2, 2018
You cannot possibly coach a single thing all week. There is no way. This is like reverse coaching @OSUCoachSchiano— Bo Capbell (@Bo_Campbell5) December 2, 2018
@OSUCoachSchiano wtf dude like our defense sucks ass— Jael Dennis (@itsjael161) December 2, 2018
@OSUCoachSchiano Your "defense" is why the Bucks won't get into the CFP this year. Horrible. But good on you for the punt block against UM.— twbuck12 (@twbuck12) December 2, 2018
Yes, we will always have that punt block.
Only 29 days until the Rose Bowl. The B-@-tle Cry will see you then.