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, we're taking a look at how Ohio State fans handled the close TCU win and oh buddy, it's time for some of you to log off.
The Buckeyes needed a second-half comeback after falling behind 21-13 early in the third quarter, but Dwayne Haskins and the offense came alive, and the local squad scored 27 of the game's last 34 points to notch a 40-28 win.
It was the last game of the season without Urban Meyer on the sideline, but that didn't stop Buckeye Nation from filling up his mentions.
@ Urban Meyer
Everything aside, credit to @OSUCoachMeyer for letting Joe Burrow know he wasnt starting and giving him the opportunity to play elsewhere— Kane (@El_volkano) September 15, 2018
Some pregame love for both Meyer and former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow, who led LSU to a big upset win over Auburn on the road.
Has anyone ever seen Meyer "sitting back" or in any form of a relaxed state?
Urban where are you ....... @OSUCoachMeyer— Lynzie Hartshorn (@25_lynzie) September 16, 2018
Lynzie, pay attention. Turn on a television once in a while. Or better yet, check out the fantastic coverage on that website called Eleven Warriors.
Somebody give @OSUCoachMeyer a ski mask and get him out on the field.— K. Lee (Bucks 3-0) (Tribe 83-64) (@iKORRY06) September 16, 2018
Wait, can Meyer play linebacker or safety? This idea may have some legs.
Super helpful MK, thank you.
.@OSUCoachMeyer, please get the Linebackers & Secondary faster when you get back.— Brendan Vilfroy (@B_E_Vil16) September 16, 2018
Yeah coach, learn how to change the genetic makeup of these players and make them faster.
@OSUCoachMeyer Get Mack #11 OUT OF THE GAME. duhhhhhhh, Woody would have benched him long ago and you're still putting him in allowing him to fail?— MidWest#Resistance (@MidwestResists) September 16, 2018
This guy definitely didn't know Ryan Day was the acting head coach last night.
@OSUCoachMeyer Austin Mack needs to be SAT DOWN. Mack and Haskins are wrecking the team.— MidWest#Resistance (@MidwestResists) September 16, 2018
Okay, first of all, he wasn't at the game. Just type in ElevenWarriors.com into your browser and we will give you all the information you need.
And man, "Haskins is wrecking the team" is such a very strange hill to die on.
Once the game finally ended, the tone changed, however.
If you find yourself in a quiet moment this week, please extend your thoughts and prayers to Tulane.
@ Ryan Day
Buckeye fans saluted and commended Day for manning the ship during Meyer's three-game suspension.
Thank you @ryandaytime Hell of a job these 3 games— Paul Girard (@Buckeyerard) September 16, 2018
From all of Buckeye Nation..— Kaitlyn. (@KClevenger24) September 16, 2018
THANK YOU @ryandaytime !
Some were still mad online, however.
@ryandaytime Just try some dual RB formations please!!!— Kyle Kernen (@KyleKernen) September 16, 2018
Hey @ryandaytime put me in I can also drop everything that gets thrown to me— Andrew Harrell (@waywardohioan) September 16, 2018
@ Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State's sophomore quarterback had another stellar outing, throwing for 344 yards and totaling three touchdowns in the 12-point win.
Haskins still succ— Servered (@bk2000jj) September 16, 2018
I guess we'll agree to disagree.
Welcome back @dh_simba7 !— Mike Daniels (@mikology101) September 16, 2018
Does anyone know where Haskins went? I was unaware he was gone.
Heisman Coming Soon? @dh_simba7— Dillon Klein (@dillonklein89) September 16, 2018
That's more like it.
I actually kind of agree.
Ok @dh_simba7 looking like a power back— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) September 16, 2018
I've always considered Tom Brady a power back as well.
@ Nick Bosa
A lot of people enjoyed the strip-sack that gave Ohio State its first touchdown.
@nbsmallerbear is a frogging beast— Joey Powell (@JoeyP2141) September 16, 2018
@nbsmallerbear marry me— Alex Zwayer (@AlexGraves11) September 16, 2018
Whoa whoa whoa, just like that? No candles? No romance? Nothing written in the sky. Try harder Alex, he's worth it!
And then Bosa went down with the injury, and everyone was basically inconsolable.
Ohhh no no no no no, not the big man @nbsmallerbear— Tori Xx (@heyyitstoriii) September 16, 2018
Get better @nbsmallerbear— Ron (@Ronnie_Lindsey) September 16, 2018
@nbsmallerbear nice sandals— Megan Evans (@bachabear_10) September 16, 2018
Some handle stress in an unhealthy way, though. I stress-eat Doritos. Others make bad tweets.
How dare you, Nick?
If u can walk back on the field, you can suit up and play @nbsmallerbear cant u see u are needed?!— Ella (@writteninwine) September 16, 2018
@ Austin Mack
Austin Mack had a rough night. The standout receiver is usually very sure-handed, but he had several dropped passes in crucial spots against TCU.
We're breaking these tweets up. One set is from the reasonable crew, and the other is from the it's time to log off squad.
Let's lead with the positive.
Hey @Austin_Mack10 we need you buddy. Dust off the drops. Pick your head up. And go out there and make some plays. Buckeye Faithful still has faith in you.— Buckeyes Fanatic (@BDFITL) September 16, 2018
@Austin_Mack10 keep your head up big dawg. You still make big plays— Torres/Andujar Co-ROY (@Andres_24_35) September 16, 2018
@Austin_Mack10 Way to keep grinding out there last night! We all have dropped the ball on something at some point in our lives so theres no point for folk to be judging because we all had another chance to catch the next opportunity that came our way!Go Bucks! #Buckeyenation— RedRane (@Str8nochazer) September 16, 2018
Well done, Twitterers above. Now the following have been ranked in order of, not so bad - we're kind of teetering here, to it's time to stop using the Internet for a minimum of 72 hours.
— P Kirk (@CasualKirk) September 16, 2018
@Austin_Mack10 don't need to come out that locker room— GlorousMnd (@_gloriousmind_) September 16, 2018
Dude get out of the game @Austin_Mack10— Andrew Blosser (@Amb4805) September 16, 2018
@Austin_Mack10 you need to sit on the bench bro— M (@mjkelesh) September 16, 2018
Yeah he literally owes you nothing.
@Austin_Mack10 did you leave your hands at home today?!— Greg Jackson (@_stonewallll) September 16, 2018
Good one Greg.
@Austin_Mack10 Can't believe they keep playing your ass. How did you even make the freakn team— henry grayer jr. (@slick3939) September 16, 2018
@Austin_Mack10 Man you should quit football. You are the worst Ohio state receiver Ive ever seen in my life. Youve literally dropped every pass but one tonight. Take your jersey off and go back to Ohio.— Lucas Murray (@lukemurray23) September 16, 2018
You dropped a few passes. Quit your passion.
This one was particularly bad because I just imagined whoever manages the Wu Tang Clan Twitter account (please be Ghostface) getting that notification and shaking their head.
@Austin_Mack10 my god you suck kid. You single handedly lost the game. Your parents must be proud.— Steven Kovacs (@TheStevenKovacs) September 16, 2018
Steven. This was so very bad on so many levels. I'm going to need you to deactivate your account.