Saturday marks the first time Urban Meyer will be involved in The Game as a head coach of Ohio State. On the line: his team’s undefeated season, and lots and lots of pride (the Buckeyes are ineligible for a bowl game because of
this whole thing). All that pride came bursting out today.
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Urban Meyer: "Let’s Beat The S— Out of Michigan"
At Earle Bruce’s "Beat Michigan Tailgate" to benefit Alzheimer’s research, the Buckeyes coach stepped to the podium and spoke about the importance of The Game. He was nearly brought to tears. As tweeted by Jeff Rapp of SportsRappUp.com:
Storified by Dan Fogarty · Fri, Nov 23 2012 11:22:41
Meyer said he made a promise to the #OhioState seniors that "if they gave everything they had we would make it a special year for them."Jeff Rapp
Meyer said a win over #Michigan could "make this one of the most memorable seasons in the history of Ohio State University football."Jeff Rapp
"There’s a reason why you do what you do," Meyer said, lip quivering. "Let’s beat the sh** out of Michigan."Jeff Rapp
"Let’s beat the sh** out of Michigan." Classic line from Urban Meyer just now.Jeff Rapp
Meyer fought tears so hard he banged his glasses on the side of the lectern trying to compose himself. Earle came over and gave comfort.Jeff Rapp
Meyer had to pause for a full minute while talking about the seniors and the special day they deserve tomorrow. Couldn’t get the words out.Jeff Rapp
Tomorrow is going to be one EMOTIONAL day in the Horseshoe and the #OhioState head coach will be at the forefront of it all.Jeff Rapp
[h/t SB Nation]