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How Urban Meyer, J.T. Barrett Found Out About Ohio State's CFB Playoff Berth

Urban Meyer speaks to a reporter in his team's facility.

ESPN.

How did the head coach and starting quarterback of Ohio State find out about their College Football Playoff berth?

Urban Meyer and J.T. Barrett were in two pretty different places watching the College Football Playoff selection show on ESPN.

Ohio State's head coach was at the hospital - in the maternity ward, specifically - as his oldest daughter, Nicki, gave birth to a son this morning.

"This is a special day," he said on ESPN.

His starting quarterback, meanwhile, was on the couch at his house, eating chicken wings.

It sounds like Barrett had a less-stressful day, for sure.

Ohio State and Clemson are set to play in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Eve. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.

The winner will face the winner of Alabama-Washington.