Ohio State needs a new motto.
It was a common theme for the Buckeye teams under Urban Meyer to pick a mantra to rally around. In 2013-14 it was, "The Chase." A year after winning the first College Football Playoff, it was "The Grind." Mottos like, "The Edge" and, "One Strong," followed.
Ryan Day's first Ohio State team doesn't have a motto yet. It's unclear whether it'll be a tradition Day carries over during his tenure with the Buckeyes, but if it is, perhaps the Eleven Warriors community can provide some helpful suggestions.
Here are a few thoughts.
Let's Beat All of the Overmatched B1G West Teams on Our Schedule
This one would've been helpful the last two seasons. If Ohio State rallies around this idea in 2017 and 2018, it would have made the College Football Playoff and had a shot at another national title.
The Buckeyes have two road matchups against Big Ten West teams this season against Nebraska and Northwestern.
Let's Prevent Our Linebackers from Schematically Erasing Themselves
Those poor Buckeye linebackers never had a chance with an unchecked Greg Schiano at defensive coordinator and Billy Davis Schruting his way through the season.
New co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison should, at the very least, get Ohio State's linebackers lined up in the right spot. Progress!
The Mirage Tour
Michigan's savior has now taken four straight Ls in the most important game of the year, the last of which was the most crushing.
The Wolverines were favored against Ohio State for the first time in years, were ranked No. 4 and needed just one win against the Buckeyes before a gimme in the conference title game to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff.
After the season, former Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich said Ohio State's 62-39 demolition of his Wolverines squad was "a mirage."
It was so perfectly Michigan that Ohio State should dedicate its entire season to honor the moment.
Have any suggestions? Let's help the new coaching staff out and throw them in the comments section.