Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to a 28-23 Rose Bowl victory over Washington on New Years Day.
This afternoon, fans had the opportunity to celebrate the head coach’s career and his final victory in Columbus.
During the first half of Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan State basketball game, fans honored Meyer with a standing ovation.
Urban Meyer received a standing ovation at from Buckeye Nation at the Schott. pic.twitter.com/zDWHDhUqHV
— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) January 5, 2019
Transfer quarterback Justin Fields from Georgia sat with Meyer, his son and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Haskins is in the midst of making a decision on his future.
Despite this being his first year as the starting quarterback, Haskins is expected to be the first player at his position selected in the 2019 NFL Draft if he announces he is leaving early.
After the Rose Bowl, Haskins said he was 50/50 between leaving and returning for another year with the Buckeyes and that there was no timetable for his announcement.
Haskins must decide by the Jan. 15 deadline for underclassmen to declare.
Fields is getting quite the welcoming treatment for his first full day as a Buckeye.
Assuming Haskins does as expected and leaves early for the NFL Draft, Fields will compete with redshirt sophomore Tate Martell and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who were noticeably not sitting courtside on Saturday, for the starting quarterback job.
Meyer went 83-9 in seven seasons at Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes to three B1G titles and a national championship.
He also recorded a perfect 7-0 record against Michigan.
Saturday, Aug. 31 – Florida Atlantic (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Sept. 7 – Cincinnati (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Sept. 14 — @ Indiana (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Sept. 21 – Miami of Ohio (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – @ Nebraska (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Oct. 5 – Michigan State (Time/TV TBA)
FIRST OFF WEEK
Friday, Oct. 18 — @ Northwestern (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Oct. 26 – Wisconsin (Time/TV TBA)
SECOND OFF WEEK
Saturday, Nov. 9 – Maryland (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Nov. 16 — @ Rutgers (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Nov. 23 – Penn State (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Nov. 30 — @ Michigan (Time/TV TBA)
Saturday, Dec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis (8 p.m. ET; FOX)