It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love basketball and baseball season, but there’s just something about football season that gets me so amped up every single year. Whether it’s the nice, crisp, Northeast Ohio weather, or just the fact that some sort of football is on Thursday night, Friday night, Monday night, and then all day both Saturday and Sunday, the sports fan (or should I say addict?) in me just can’t get enough of it.
What makes it even better is the fact that the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns are both supposed to be good this season and in the years ahead. So, before we get too ahead of ourselves, the Buckeyes released their first trailer of the season with an epic video for the season opener against Florida Atlantic.
With it being head coach Ryan Day’s first game officially leading the scarlet and gray now that he has taken over for Urban Meyer, the video has plenty of clips from him but includes video from throughout all of fall camp.
“We all are part of something special here at Ohio State,” Day says to begin the video. “And the culture is strong. My pledge to the players is that our staff is going to give you every opportunity to maximize yourself, as a football player, as a student, and establishing your career after football.
“To Buckeye Nation, you have my word that I’m going to give everything I have to continue the tradition of excellence and winning that this program has enjoyed during their storied career. On the field, you can expect a team that’s going to be tough, that will have great energy, and will be creative. On offense, we will continue to force defenses to cover the entire field. On defense, we’ll be aggressive, sound, and simple for the players so that they have the ability to play fast.
“Every coach who ever put a whistle around their neck strives to be the head coach at The Ohio State University. And being on the same list as Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, John Cooper, Jim Tressel, and Urban Meyer, it’s extremely humbling, but I’m prepared and ready for the task. …Thank you again for this opportunity and Go Bucks!”
The awesome video concludes with a number of different highlights from fall camp, many that feature a number of Ohio State’s best players in 2019.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 29, 2019
I’m ready to run through a brick wall. Are you?
The Buckeyes kick off their 2019 campaign against Florida Atlantic on Saturday. The game is set for 12 p.m. ET in Columbus.