The Big Ten's decision to postpone the fall football season did not go over well with the Buckeyes.
The players and coaches spent the past few days passionately expressing their desire to play the upcoming season, with head coach Ryan Day leading the chart both on Twitter and with an ESPN television appearance.
With that battle now lost, the Buckeyes took to social media to express their frustration and disappointment.
Smh..— Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 11, 2020
— Teradja Mitchell (@teradja_) August 11, 2020
2020 man...— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) August 11, 2020
I feel bad for whoever plays us Week One in the spring...— Roen McCullough (@roenmccullough) August 11, 2020
— Baron Browning (@baronbrwnng) August 11, 2020
We left home to come try to make changes in on our ppls lives and if we wanna play .. let us ! You dont have to watch nor support its stuff out here just as deadly as this virus but yall blind to it , football is a HOME— MCEE (@mcgetbusy1) August 11, 2020
At a loss of words... unreal— Gee Scott Jr. (@Geescottjr) August 11, 2020
If theres anything certain about this time its that I know I chose the right school. Through everything @OSU_AD @ryandaytime and everyone else on staff had our back and fought for our best interest. Cant say the same for others on the outside and thats the sad truth #GoBucks— Ruck (@Jeremy_Ruckert1) August 11, 2020
Nothin to say— dontMessWithOcho (@Javontae_JB) August 11, 2020
Best believe we gone back and even better aint do nothing but make us even hungrier— Teradja Mitchell (@teradja_) August 11, 2020
Since enrolling in January, Ive watched so many of my older teammates grind each and everyday in order to go out on top, so that they can make it to the next level... Its definitely disappointing and I hurt for them more than anything! #GoBucks— J C 12 (@JacolbeCowan12) August 11, 2020
Hurt.— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) August 11, 2020
To all my brothers up in Columbus, hold your heads high. God works in mysterious ways and yall gonna get your shot. Go Buck— Tegra Tshabola (@tshabola_tegra) August 11, 2020
The Ohio State had us safe and ready to play. What a shame.— Bryson Shaw (@bshaw272727) August 11, 2020
President-elect Kristina Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith also expressed their disappointment with the decision, as Smith said the two were "totally aligned" in their efforts to delay the start of the season, not postpone.
“As a former collegiate athlete whose career in sports was cut short by circumstances beyond my control, I deeply feel the pain, frustration and disappointment that all our players, coaches and staff – and all Buckeye fans – are feeling today,” Johnson said. “I will continue to work closely with Athletics Director Gene Smith, Coach Ryan Day and all coaches and other leaders, to return our student-athletes to competition as soon as possible, while staying safe and healthy."