College football is about change. Teams are either trying very hard to make it happen, to upset the status quo and become something greater than they are, or they're trying to stay on top and prevent said change from occurring.
In other words, things can't stay the same forever. And that's fine. I grew up in the 90's and long ago accepted that Ohio State wasn't going to beat Michigan every single year until the day I died. I mean, I wanted them to, but I knew that wasn't the most likely outcome.
But what's really, really (insert approximately five thousand "reallys" here) frustrating is that Ohio State lost to Michigan yesterday in exactly the same way that they did 365 days before that. After all the work and bluster and coaching hires and ink spilled about the defense improving and the offense evolving... none of it mattered. The one time Ohio State fans really wanted change, they didn't get it. A year wasted.
Welcome to the new status quo. It took approximately two decades for Michigan to flip the script, but they've done it. Now Ohio State is going to have to wait another year to see if they can flip it back.
Yeah, this is going to shock you but Ohio State players and coaches were not in a posting mood after the game.
Im going to show up to the facility everyday until they put me on the staff.— Maurice Clarett (@ReeseClarett13) November 27, 2022
Stop the fire Ryan day stuff ! Hes the guy for the job . The players have to buy in and execute plain and simple— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) November 27, 2022
This didnt age well https://t.co/ShXPWUnIy0— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) November 26, 2022
ttun has chewed me to a liquid and spit me into a flushing shit filled toilet— Seth Towns (@219setty) November 26, 2022
Well, I know what this feels like.— Stanley jackson (@Jacksonville8) November 26, 2022
Cant let this happen at the shoe— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) November 26, 2022
Discipline? Never seen it— Tracy Sprinkle | CEO (@TSprinkle93) November 26, 2022
Out played and coached today!! Hurting my heart!!— Dave Lighty (@OSULighty23) November 26, 2022
Glad I sold my tickets.— Jake ballard (@TheJakeBallard) November 26, 2022
Harry Miller is honored at Ohio State's Senior Day. pic.twitter.com/VsXpNQRDZ4— Lantern Sports (@LanternSports) November 26, 2022
C.J. Stroud on how he wants people to remember his OSU career: I dont know. People are gonna say I never won The Game. I understand. People are gonna say I never won a Big Ten championship. I understand.— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) November 26, 2022
Jim Harbaugh with one hell of a grin in his postgame press conference: pic.twitter.com/0JGnOETnFM— Alejandro Ziga (@ByAZuniga) November 26, 2022
Good Ole Old Fashion A** Kicking!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 26, 2022
It was quite the day for the Wolverines.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 26, 2022
They win in Columbus for the first time since 2000.
They put up 45 points, their T3rd-most all-time against Ohio State.
They score 5 TDs of 45+ yards, the most in a single game against an AP Top 5 team since 2005. pic.twitter.com/Gy9DhMNQR2
Flag planted. pic.twitter.com/vBHd0ICliQ— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) November 26, 2022
MICHIGAN THE REAL OHIO STATE THE BIG TIME JABRONI— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) November 26, 2022
A picture is worth a thousand words. pic.twitter.com/6RdrB0LWfx— Justin Holbrock (@NBC4Justin) November 26, 2022
In the span of 2 years, Jim Harbaugh went from not being able to beat Ohio State to flat-out owning Ohio State.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 26, 2022
Back to back dominant wins, this one even without their best player.
Not a good day to be Ryan Day.
If this holds, Ryan Day will have won 90% of his games and every Ohio State fan will want him fired.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 26, 2022
The 1990s are back. Tennessee is good again. Tulane is good. Everybody is playing a new Pokemon game. And talented Ohio State squads are pooping their pants against Michigan. The rivalry has shifted. It's 1996 again.— Matt Brown (@MattBrownEP) November 26, 2022
Next week is the Big Ten Championship game, which Ohio State will not be playing in.
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