ALL. THE. FEELS.
Urban Meyer tweeted out a video on Friday showing former Ohio State football player Zach Boren speaking to the team about the commitment that he and his teammates had to the university, and to each other, heading into the 2012 season.
That year’s team featured an incredible number of Buckeye legends — many of which are featured in the video —, and in Meyer’s inaugural season as head coach of Ohio State, the team went undefeated for the sixth time in program history, beat TTUN, and did it all while unable to compete in the postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Yet, they played for their school and their brothers.
Thank you @ZBoren44 for sharing your story to the 2018 Buckeyes for our 1st R Factor leadership meeting. No better example of group of players coming together to “Get Your Mind Right” & commit to The Ohio State than the Undefeated 2012 Buckeyes! @TimothyKight E+R=O at its finest! pic.twitter.com/ZfSQFGagcS— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) May 25, 2018
Reliving that 2012 season is absolutely incredible! From Kenny Guiton coming in to lead the team to an overtime win against Purdue, to Urban Meyer’s first win — of many — over Michigan, it was truly the beginning of a new era at Ohio State and in the Big Ten.
Hearing from alumni like Ryan Shazier, Jack Mewhort, and John Simon reaffirms how special that team was. It’s still a bit like a knife in heart that the Buckeyes couldn’t finish what they started by competing for a Big Ten and National Championship, but all the players who chose to stay at Ohio State for the 2012 season definitely went out on top.