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New video is a reminder of how special the 2012 team was to Ohio State football

Zach Boren spoke to this year’s group of Buckeyes about that so, so special team that went undefeated season.

Michigan v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images


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.

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.