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, fans continued to vent their frustrations as the Buckeyes squeaked out a five-point win over Nebraska (2-7).
There was a moment in the first quarter when it looked like Ohio State would roll to the angry, 30+ point win many expected after falling to Purdue two weeks ago. The Buckeyes were up 16-7, scoring touchdowns on two consecutive drives while the defense was starting to settle in.
To their credit, the Cornhuskers didn't back down, scoring 14 unanswered points to take a 21-16 lead into halftime.
Ohio State eventually retook the lead and held off a Nebraska rally, but Buckeye fans weren't all that happy with the effort. Let's dive into the mentions.
@ Urban Meyer
@OSUCoachMeyer you better win by 70 points today— Flow. (@ItsMikeFlow) November 3, 2018
Just setting some realistic expectations right out of the gate.
Fire Schiano!!! @OSUCoachMeyer— Chris Doan (@doanbuggie03) November 3, 2018
On a weekly basis, there are literally dozens of tweets calling for the termination of Schiano. With it being election season and all, I'm surprised a committee hasn't been formed to create a televised ad campaign. Just black and white photos of Schiano looking angry while an ominous voiceover says, "While other defenses around the country surged, Ohio State's backtracked, losing yards, field position and even games to foreign competition. Don't bring Schiano back. Hire Nick Saban as defensive coordinator."
You know things are bad when Kentucky football fans show up in the mentions.
I am so tired of being unprepared @OSUCoachMeyer— Matt (@mattrph23) November 3, 2018
I like to think Matt isn't even talking about the football team, but rather asking Meyer for help. Like, please coach, I forgot to pay my rent again and my life is a mess.
@OSUCoachMeyer please dont come back next year.— Marshall Moore (@Marsh_mallow22) November 3, 2018
Hey @OSUCoachMeyer please resign immediately— Kyle A. Brodie, O.D. (@BrodieOptometry) November 3, 2018
How much is @OSUCoachMeyers Buyout???— #THISISNOTSPARTA!! (@Wilkes_Booth15) November 3, 2018
Dear @OSUCoachMeyer ,— David Henderson (@CoachD77) November 3, 2018
Your presence is no longer a powerful impact to the game.
Y'all are wild.
catch me outside @OSUCoachMeyer— Rhett Zelnicek (@RhettZelnicek) November 3, 2018
DID YOU KNOW: Coach Meyer is personally responsible for the conduct of every single fan, inebriated or otherwise, who steps foot in Ohio Stadium. This video isn't even from the Nebraska game, so this guy is keeping receipts from night games played who knows how long ago?
Block me right now @OSUCoachMeyer— Chandler Boyte (@ChandlerBoaty) November 3, 2018
This is actually the best tweet I've seen since I started this feature.
@ Greg Schiano
If Schiano actually runs his own Twitter account, he'd have to be a psychopath to look at his own mentions.
I feel like I'm a pretty reasonable guy, but I will not tolerate potato slander. Potatoes are wonderful. Great source of vitamin C and fiber. Diverse as heck. You better show some respect.
@OSUCoachSchiano feel free to resign today— Patton (@PattonSidbeck52) November 3, 2018
Your bad at coaching @OSUCoachSchiano— Ryan (@ChefRyan_) November 3, 2018
@OSUCoachSchiano your defense sucks!— Todd (@toddhollinger) November 3, 2018
You are declining as a coach— Derek Pentenburg (@derekpentenburg) November 4, 2018
"You are declining as a coach."
@ Brendon White
Backup safety Brendon White had a career day against Nebraska. After starting safety Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting (please rocket launch this penalty into the sun), White stepped in and registered a team-high 13 tackles (eight solo) to complement two tackles for loss.
He got some well-earned praise on Twitter.
Team high team tackles @therealestbw0— Bobby Joe Damron (@Bobby_Damron) November 3, 2018
okay i see you @therealestbw0— PiQ (@DameWebb) November 3, 2018
Brendan White. That boy playing to win! No bs. @therealestbw0— Tara Lansing (@tarajma) November 3, 2018
@therealestbw0 Great job today! So proud of you!— nancy fenneman (@nfenneman) November 3, 2018
Great to hear a local boys name during the OSU game. Great game for you @therealestbw0 .— Robin Gutter (@jaydahroo) November 3, 2018
killin it out there @therealestbw0— chloe (@chlonoren) November 3, 2018
@therealestbw0 Needs to be a STARTER— John Nagy (@jnagy52) November 3, 2018
It's good to end things on a high note. Until next week, friends.