Nearly four cold, long months had passed since we last saw Ohio State football in action.
It was January 1, and Dwayne Haskins was carving up Washington's defense in the Rose Bowl to give Urban Meyer the sendoff he deserved. And since then, old and new faces have come together during winter conditioning and spring camp to prepare for Ryan Day's first season as head coach at Ohio State.
That process culminated on Saturday afternoon, with the Gray Team defeating the Scarlet Team 35-17 in the Buckeyes' annual spring game.
It was the first time Ohio State fans got to see new quarterback Justin Fields and some key true freshmen, highlighted by wideout Garrett Wilson.
Buckeye nation was active on Twitter. Let's take a look at the mentions.
Look at Brutus foreshadowing the entirety of Bran Stark's performance in the Game of Thrones season eight opener Sunday night. Wild, man.
So many of you got hung up on the semantics of Day's "sell-out crowd" comment.
@ryandaytime says sell out crowd standing room only while the entire C Deck in TV view empty....not 1 seat in TV view was filled.— Chris Miller (@millman85) April 13, 2019
The man hasn't even coached a (non-suspension sanctioned) game and you're already out here getting hostile.
If garret wilson isnt WR1 we will throw you away @ryandaytime— Tiger Woods (@B_Duff_E) April 13, 2019
The fastest man at Ohio State would look good in pads.
Let's pump the brakes here. Braxton Miller's spin move was the closest thing I've seen to art on a football field. Fields is elusive, but Miller was like a whimsical stroke from Vincent van Gogh's starry night painting.
seeing @justnfields in an ohio state jersey finally— Tristan Lyles (@Tristan_Lyles) April 13, 2019
I can confirm that 98-yard touchdown passes are pretty neat...
Pass was not that great— Mrpanhandle850 (@Mrpanhandle850) April 13, 2019
But imagine being the kind of human being who criticizes this play.
Martell, Tathan could never— Carter (@JordanScarIett) April 13, 2019
Sheesh, Tathan is still taking Ls in Columbus.
We love you KING pic.twitter.com/cURL4ufjFG— (@jkheaux) April 13, 2019
@GarrettWilson_V doing Garrett Wilson things— Matt Vallee (@mvall13) April 13, 2019
Wow, the other 104 players on the roster deserve better.
@GarrettWilson_V gone be cold asf— TGunna (@TGunna90) April 13, 2019
He's going to be cold _and still freezing?_ That doesn't make sense.
@GarrettWilson_V all I can say is WOW— Mr. Good Cat (@Roosevelt111320) April 13, 2019
Then read a dictionary or something.
Dude better be getting playing time this year. Clemson throws their true freshman into the fire. We need to start doing that.— Daniella Santori (@B3stLif3r) April 13, 2019
When they look and play like Wilson? Yes, indeed.
Good afternoon College Football World! Just wanted to let yall know, @GarrettWilson_V is gonna be a problem for a long time!— Scotty Michael (@scottiep34) April 13, 2019
"A long time," in this instance, is three years, FYI.