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The best thing about being 1-0? Not having a worse record than Rutgers!

What a wild college football Saturday, eh?! We have a lot to cover from over the weekend, so let’s get into it!


From around Land-Grant Holy Land...

Woody, Zeke, Brutus, Can’t Guard Mike, the Bosas spell O-H-I-O in new bobblehead series

Matt Tamanini, LGHL

For the first time ever, you can now display up to six of your favorite Ohio State icons to spell out “O-H-I-O.” All six of the bobbleheads are available for order now and you can purchase them for $35 a piece. Plus, Matt included a fun fact about the O-H-I-O chant!

Column: Why officiating is like the weather

Meredith Hein, LGHL

And why officiating can’t be like the weather when it comes to targeting calls — either get on the same page, or change the penalty.

Ohio State’s 2022 commits tease potential addition to the class

Gene Ross, LGHL

Something “huge” and “really big” is coming to the class of 2022, and Gene has a pretty good idea of who it’s going to be.

Column: Haskell Garrett’s performance against Nebraska is the feel good story we needed

Matt Tamanini, LGHL

If you read nothing else today, read this. It’s the perfect reminder that whatever you’re complaining about on this fine Monday, is probably not all that bad.

Podcast: ‘Hangout in the Holy Land’ recaps the Nebraska game

Gene Ross and George Eisner, LGHL

Podcast: Fields, Day, Koombs, Davis react to Nebraska victory

Matt Tamanini, LGHL

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of all the analyses, columns, recaps and coverage of Saturday’s game. We’ve waited months and months for this season to arrive, and I’m soaking in every bit of it while it’s here. That being said, we’ve published two new podcasts recapping Ohio State’s win over Nebraska— one from two of our best X’s and O’s writers, Gene and George, and the other from the players and coaches themselves.


From around the gridiron...

Near the end of his opening comments following Ohio State’s 52-17 win against Nebraska, Ryan Day issued an apology to Huskers head coach Scott Frost.

“I just want to say it publicly and I’m gonna text (Frost), at the end of the game, if I could do that again I would have taken a knee,” Day said after the game. “I feel bad about that at the end of the game. I had a younger quarterback in the game, and I didn’t feel like we had the personnel to take the knee, and I probably should have done that. So I just want to publicly apologize for that to Scott.

Look Ryan Day, it’s time to stop being such a good guy. This is Ohio State. We stuff our talent down the world’s throat and we do so unapologetically!

On Monday, Frost acknowledged Day’s apology with an A+ response.

Okay, now where’s Frost’s apology for his defense playing like they were out for blood?

Ohio State is now ranked No. 3 in the Absolutely Pointless Poll.

The AP Poll is biased, has nothing to do with the CFP rankings and exists for no other reason than to get people fired up.

Exhibit A:

However its stupid-ness catapulted through the roof on Sunday when one of the Poll’s voters, Auburn beat writer Tom Green of Al.com, had Ohio State at No. 16.

Six. Teenth.

This professional sports reporter put the football team that Justin Fields plays for behind the likes of Marshall, Liberty and his No. 4-ranked BYU (!)

I —

Safe to say Nebraska fans are not taking this tweet well.

After reading George’s film study on how the hell Fields completed 95% of his passes on Saturday, check out Eleven Warriors’ Kyle Jones’ film study on Ohio State’s run game. You’ll be glad you did... especially if you’re worried about it.

Speaking of it being too early to panic...first-game jitters are very much a real thing.

Ohio State named 16 players of the game, one special teams player of the week and four scout team players of the week. We’re going into Week 2 with positive momentum, baby!

Ohio State’s game against the *checks notes* undefeated Rutgers will be a *checks notes* primetime game on Nov 7. at 7:30 p.m. ET.

However Ohio State has one game between them and their toughest opponent of the season. The Buckeyes are headed east this weekend to face the good ole Nittany Lions, who are coming off a pretty devastating (and by devastating I mean glorious) loss against Indiana.

Thoughts?

Considering Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz already tested positive for COVID-19, I’m on board with this. I don’t care if they have to move games to 7 a.m. ET on a school night.

From around the hardwood...

Here we go again.

Due to concern about some of the testing requirements for early-season tournaments, College basketball tournaments and events in what was supposed to similar to the NBA bubble in Orlando have been canceled.

The Athletic reports that there were “ongoing differences” between ESPN and the participating schools over COVID-19 health and safety protocols required for participation,

From everywhere else...

This moment was *chef’s kiss*

So was this one.

In case you missed it, Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf defied the laws of physics on Sunday.

It’s the Super Bowl/Cowboys meme for me.