Anyone have any idea how long it's been since we've had this many true freshman not only contributing but starting? I'm noticing Braxton, Devin Smith, Ryan Shazier, Michael Bennet, Joel Hale, Evan Spencer, we can throw in Antonio Underwood. 7 true freshman and Redshirt frosh Roby, T.Y. Williams, JT Moore, Verlon Reed. Noticed during the Purdue game that it seemed like everytime a sub came in or a play happened a freshman was involved can't remember a time we had this many young kids playing since 2004.
Personally I use "we" every chance I get with OSU and I did not attend the University. I grew up a huge fan but when college came around wanted to play football more than anything, was no where near good enough for D1 and so I went to D3 Marietta College. Cheered for OSU every Saturday (missed a few games due to my own) but haven't missed one since I graduated and moved to North Carolina. First thing I did here was seek out local Buckeye Fans. I feel closer connected to OSU then I do my actual Alma Mater.
And I agree with using "they" for other teams you may root for occasionally. I use "they" for Browns, Cavs, and Indians.
Yeah I've been living just outside of Durham for a year now. Got a Buckeye bar in Greensboro and one in Raleigh (haven't made it to either I found them after the season). No worries about rooting for OSU football here as the biggest competitor for football fans is NC State. But as Bucknut-in-the-south said be prepared for basketball season. OSU will be ripped a new one from people here who claim big ten basketball is archaic, out-dated, and boring. Their main arguement is "who was the last big ten team to win a national championship". Other than that love it and while all your friends in Ohio freee and get burried in snow from november through march, we might get a inch or two from dec through jan.
Playing collegiate players will never happen as fully explained. However, why not let scholarship athletes hold jobs? As I understand it they are not allowed to work. I played D3 so my understanding of scholarship rules is limited.