This Saturday, Ohio State will play Oregon for the first time since the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Even Urban Meyer can’t help but reminisce ahead of the rematch that’s over five years in the making.
Meyer, now head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, led the Buckeyes to a title win over the Ducks back in 2015. It was a memorable run. Ohio State had to turn to its third-string quarterback in Cardale Jones because of injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett. It didn’t matter. Jones, Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Thomas led Ohio State past Marcus Mariota and the Ducks in a 42-20 blowout.
Now almost six years later, Meyer’s successor Ryan Day will try and lead the Buckeyes to a similar fate over another highly-ranked Oregon team. Meyer couldn’t help but go back to the past ahead of Saturday’s marquee game, though. Meyer posted one of his fan-favorite tweets Tuesday night, offering a flashback to the Buckeyes’ 2015 championship win.
Take a look.
Best thing about being 14-1! https://t.co/kQlqf4rg6C
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) September 8, 2021
Urban Meyer may be in the NFL now, but clearly he still loves the Buckeyes. There’s no doubt he’ll catch Saturday’s game.
Ohio State, meanwhile, dominated the Ducks in the trenches the last time the two squared off. Oregon has become a much more physical team since then, but the Ducks don’t have Marcus Mariota at quarterback anymore.
As long as the Buckeyes avoid disaster, they should notch another win over a talented Oregon team.
Ohio State hosts the Ducks this Saturday at noon ET on FOX.