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 celebrated the Tate Martell appearance and a masterful performance from punter Dru Chrisman during Ohio State's 26-6 win over Michigan State.
The offense didn't flex its muscle like it did in last year's matchup with the Spartans, but an otherworldly outing from Chrisman and the best defensive showing of the season gave the Buckeyes a much-needed win over a quality opponent.
Ohio State came into the week ranked No. 10 in the College Football Playoff standings and in control of its own destiny for the Big Ten East Division title. The win boosts the Buckeyes' chances on both fronts as the regular season winds down.
Let's dive into the mentions.
@ Urban Meyer
Hmm, I suspect someone hasn't been paying attention this year.
@OSUCoachMeyer I dont know when your going to realize that RPOs dont work with a pocket passer.— Graeme Alexander (@6ra3m3) November 10, 2018
Tate needs to see the feel today. He will help the running game so much. @OSUCoachMeyer has to find a way to get him on the field.— Adam (@Buckeyes0331) November 10, 2018
The calls for Martell came early and often as some fans wanted to see the scrub who will shatter Ohio State's single-season passing record in game 11 next week. Humans are amazing.
@OSUCoachMeyer do you know what a I formation is? A fullback? A downhill running game?— KINZER (@Kinzer420) November 10, 2018
Thank you for starting White @OSUCoachMeyer— Carlito Brigante (@The_General5) November 10, 2018
Brendon White has been an enormous difference maker on this defense.
Tweeting Eleven Warriors #content at the coach. Not the worst look.
@OhioStateFB What the hell is going on with our offense??? We seriously need to get our shit together because we aren't looking like one of the top teams in #collegefootball!!! @OSUCoachMeyer It's time to take complete control of both offense and defense now!!! #letsgobuckeyes— KillaQuis (@KillaQuis1) November 10, 2018
My favorite part of this tweet is when he hashtagged "#collegefootball!!!"
well done coach, youve buried Ohio state football @OSUCoachMeyer— scott (@kawa_scotty) November 10, 2018
- This guy said, in all seriousness, of a 9-1 football team.
Urban, Ive been a diehard Bucks fan since the 70s and this is the Worst team in years, where is the Coaching? National Embarrassment. We were all excited when u a local NE native was hired, still are but team has no heart, toughness. Go Bucks— Rory (@Rory585731071) November 10, 2018
- This guy said, in all seriousness, while his Buckeyes beat one of the toughest teams in the country, on the road, by 20 points.
@OSUCoachMeyer you gotta put more umph behind your celebration punches lol— VBG2 (@vgoody12) November 10, 2018
@OSUCoachMeyer can you please put in tate???? you look hot today btw... love you bye— (@ellie_lykins) November 10, 2018
Twitter is so weird.
Hey @OSUCoachMeyer try unplugging then plugging the running game back in. That might work— Brendan Patrick (@ChildishGilbino) November 10, 2018
Tweet of the week goes to Brendan.
@ Greg Schiano
No Buckeye coach has taken more flack on Twitter this season than ole' Greg. His defense has been gashed far too often, and it looked like the unit was in for another rough week when the Spartans connected on some big passes to start the game.
Stop this CB bailout technique @OSUCoachSchiano— Corey Easley (@imcoreaz) November 10, 2018
This is an amazing trend I've noticed throughout the course of this feature. I've found when the game announcers are critical of something particular the Buckeyes are doing, the natives flock to Twitter to complain about that very thing. This week's critique was the "bailout technique" announcer Joe Klatt pointed out.
There were no fewer than 10 tweets about this "bailout" coverage by the corners, and I'd bet my life savings that maybe two of these people had ever heard or were aware of that concept before the game.
@OSUCoachSchiano I know youre coaching right now, but get your LBs off the line!! Slants are going to kill you all day.— #fakeoutrage (@boomboom721) November 10, 2018
That was pretty much it for the Schiano mentions. Twitter got real quite as the Buckeyes completely shut down the Spartans attack.
@ Tate Martell
The first quarter hadn't come to a close yet and people were calling for their favorite backup quarterback.
Put @TheTateMartell in !!!!!!!— Jeremy Cusick (@JCus10) November 10, 2018
Hey how about we throw in @TheTateMartell for some wrinkles in the offense bc we suck— ROCKET ARM PHIF (@steven3zy) November 10, 2018
Meyer checked his Twitter and realized his error, because he finally gave Martell some red-zone snaps to boost a slumping run game.
I love @TheTateMartell ! Nice to see him in the game.— debbiecat (@debbiecat4) November 10, 2018
TATER TOTTTT @TheTateMartell— Scott Carter (@scottcarter5) November 10, 2018
@TheTateMartell? You mean Tim Twobow— Alex Hall (@broski108) November 10, 2018
"Tim Twobow" is incredible.
@TheTateMartell— RSItrader1 (@KyleL14594320) November 10, 2018
Hang in there... next year you'll start.
I believe you should be playing now.
Just hang in there. Don't transfer or anything
"Don't transfer or anything."
*Inserts @TheTateMartell *— Blake Isaacs (@BlakeIsaacs12) November 10, 2018
*Running game magically fixed*
While it was great to see Martell, let's get to the real MVP.
@ Dru Chrisman
Few tweets in the history of Twitter aged so poorly, so quickly.
@DChrisman91 is an absolute sniper— H Magoun (@OG_Magoun) November 10, 2018
Actually he's a punter.
I think its safe to say that @DChrisman91 took that first punt personally! Hes been on point ever since!— Shane Kirschner (@skbuckeyefan) November 10, 2018
@DChrisman91 thank you for existing— Tyler Moore (@ohiofanfromIN) November 10, 2018
@DChrisman91 the goat— goat (@trentbrewer_) November 10, 2018
Give @DChrisman91 the Ray Guy already— Graham (@grahamlangkamp1) November 10, 2018
@DChrisman91 is flexing so hard rn lmaoooo— Bengals (5-4) (@007_ROYSE) November 10, 2018
It's @DChrisman91's world, and we're just living in it.— Tyler Reamer (@tyler_reamer) November 10, 2018
Erban. Change quarterbacks— Deacon Lyn (@Lyn12605698deac) November 10, 2018
I honestly don't know what's more disrespectful, spelling his name "Erban" or calling for a quarterback change in Chrisman's mentions.