Buckeye B-@-tle Cry: The Natives Continued to Grow Restless While Nebraska Brought the Fight to Ohio State

By David Regimbal on November 5, 2018 at 10:15 am
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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

Just setting some realistic expectations right out of the gate.

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 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. 

Y'all are wild.

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?

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.

"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.

It's good to end things on a high note. Until next week, friends. 


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