Two hours before kickoff of the 2016 season at Ohio Stadium, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer delivered a message to a packed crowd at St. John Arena.
Fans had gathered for the marching band’s pregame Skull Session. Meyer’s players stood behind him.
“Man’s greatest regret is this — and it’s deep — it’s, ‘What if I had?’” Meyer said. “What if this football team comes together and all this God-given talent plays to the best of their ability? What if that happens? What if a great player has an opportunity to catch a deep post route and he lets it all go and he executes? What if that happens? These players get to experience magic. You as Buckeye fans, in front of 108,000 people get to experience magic. My challenge to everybody in here and especially to these players behind me is when that what if moment happens, make it, ‘What I did.’”
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The No. 6 Buckeyes play Bowling Green at noon. They have not lost a game to a team from Ohio since 1921, 7-6 to Oberlin.
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