It's a weird feeling.
I'm almost 34. Prior to the last few weeks or so, I can remember three head coaching changes for the Ohio State Buckeye football team, and two of them were pretty contentious. The final one was considered luck; Urban Meyer, one of the two greatest coaches of his generation, just happened to be looking for a head coaching gig at the same time that Ohio State had an opening.
And for the most part, it worked out pretty well! Ohio State won a national championship, several Big Ten titles, killed it in recruiting, and... well, there was All That Other Stuff that went down, but for seven seasons, Urban Meyer gave Buckeye fans everything they could've wanted and more. And now there's uncertainty. Peaceful, transitional uncertainty, sure, but uncertainty nonetheless.
We'll have to address that in time, but for now, have a JUMBO SIZED SOCIAL MEDIA POST!
One last ride with this group of guys. Time to go win a Rose Bowl! pic.twitter.com/GEDWvmtTbt
— Liam McCullough (@LiamMcCullough2) January 1, 2019
Thank You So Much Buckeye Nation
— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) January 2, 2019
— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) January 2, 2019
IM A ROSE BOWL CHAMPION !!!
— Chris Olave (@chrisolave_) January 2, 2019
Year 1 down.. pic.twitter.com/UgLicvFt4D
— Ruck (@Jeremy_Ruckert1) January 2, 2019
Had to start the year off right Rose Bowl Champs! pic.twitter.com/sRraFNWUuY
— Tommy Togiai (@Big_Tom72) January 2, 2019
Rose Bowl Champs pic.twitter.com/oPyGefXfn7
— RaShod Berry (@Shoddieslime_13) January 2, 2019
Ive dreamed of playing in this game since I was a little kid- today, I got to cross it off of my bucket list. Blessed to be a Rose Bowl Champion pic.twitter.com/G3NiSizVkD
— Liam McCullough (@LiamMcCullough2) January 2, 2019
Feels great to be a Rose Bowl Champion! Its been an honor, @OSUCoachMeyer
— Jeff Okudah III (@jokudah_) January 2, 2019
— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) January 2, 2019
— Terry McLaurin (@TheTerry_25) January 2, 2019
— Blake Haubeil (@BlakeHaubeil) January 2, 2019
The Granddaddy of Them All pic.twitter.com/XrZJhO9sKZ
— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) January 2, 2019
— Brendon White (@therealestbw0) January 2, 2019
— Dontre Wilson (@treydayy_) January 2, 2019
— Johnathan Hankins (@BigTimeHank) January 2, 2019
Congrats @OhioStateFB !! What an amazing season!! Be proud of what you have accomplished!! O-H!!
— Nick Swisher (@NickSwisher) January 2, 2019
Wow, what a special year! 62-39 over the higher ranked TUN. 2018 Big Ten Champs. 2018 Rose Bowl champs and finished with a 13-1 record. pic.twitter.com/pq2fiYBkmV
— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) January 2, 2019
— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 2, 2019
I am really getting too old for this Shigoty!!! pic.twitter.com/0CVTpElhGV
— Vaughn Broadnax (@vaughnbroadnax) January 2, 2019
This is a top four team if Ive ever seen one.
— Adam Griffin (@yunggriffsays) January 2, 2019
That boy @jokudah_ in his bag today! Get paid young man get paid!
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) January 2, 2019
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) January 2, 2019
Man, Mike Weber is running like hes auditioning for the entire NFL on every carry...which is good. Bc he is.
— JAY RICHARDSON (@JayRichardson99) January 1, 2019
— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) January 1, 2019
I love watching these refs during the coin toss. All different kinds of awkward
— Corey Linsley (@Linsley71) January 1, 2019
— James Laurinaitis (@JLaurinaitis55) January 1, 2019
— jake stoneburner (@jake_STONEYY) January 1, 2019
HELL YEAH, DISNEY CRUISE
— Kristie (@kmd20ts) January 1, 2019
Ohio Stare takes the field at the Rose Bowl. pic.twitter.com/jjm17DkhCV
— Colin Gay (@ColinGay17) January 1, 2019
— Brutus Buckeye (@Brutus_Buckeye) January 1, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 1, 2019
— Michael V. Drake (@OSUPrezDrake) January 1, 2019
— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) January 1, 2019
Rose Bowl ref has made the play of the game, yall.
GIVE HIM THE MVP pic.twitter.com/nkk8Y9SQCb
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 1, 2019
That's 50 TD passes for @dh_simba7! Wow! Only the 6th in NCAA FBS history to throw 50 in a season. The others:
58 Colt Brennan, Hawaii 2006
54 David Klingler, Houston 1990
52 B.J. Symons, Texas Tech 2003
50 Sam Bradford, Oklahoma 2008
50 Derek Carr, Fresno St. 2013
— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) January 1, 2019
Urban Meyer and Dwayne Haskins share a moment in potentially both of their final games on the field for Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/vXAaKjVoBH
— Wyatt Crosher (@wcrosher) January 1, 2019
Maybe 5 minutes away now pic.twitter.com/xPH1Xhqewz
— Tom Orr (@TomOrr4) January 2, 2019
— Anthony Rothman (@AnthonyRothman) January 2, 2019
OH Bowl Champions @OhioStateFB!!!! CONGRATULATIONS MEN!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 2, 2019
— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) January 2, 2019
— gene smith (@OSU_AD) January 2, 2019
— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) January 2, 2019
— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) January 2, 2019
— Steve Combs (@Steve_Combs) January 1, 2019
— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) January 2, 2019
— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) January 2, 2019
What an experience... Thank you Coach Meyer and our seniors for everything you have done for this program. Rose Bowl Champs! pic.twitter.com/IvivuH4YQq
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) January 2, 2019
And that, my friends, is that. The king is dead. Long live the king. See you next season.