WATCH: Urban Meyer receives standing ovation from Buckeye crowd at Ohio State-Michigan State game
A few days ago, Urban Meyer coached in his final game as the leader of the Ohio State football program, leading the Buckeyes to a 28-23 Rose Bowl victory over Washington.
Saturday afternoon, fans had the opportunity to celebrate the head coach’s career and his final victory in Columbus.
Ohio State hosted Michigan State in a B1G basketball clash on Saturday afternoon. The two ranked teams went head to head for conference positioning. But during the game, the Buckeyes also celebrated the career of Meyer, who accomplished so much in Columbus.
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. During the first half of Saturday’s game, Ohio State honored Meyer and the fans responded with a standing ovation.
An ovation for Urban Meyer, and then an Urban Meyer hug for Justin Fields pic.twitter.com/96xDWgi5vL
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) January 5, 2019
The celebration of Meyer and his accomplishments wasn’t the only football-related news at Value City Arena on Saturday. The newest member of the football program — former 5-star quarterback Justin Fields — was also in attendance.
On Friday, Fields announced through Twitter that he was transferring from Georgia and continue his academic and athletic career at Ohio State. He attended Saturday’s game with currently quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Urban Meyer, Justin Fields and Dwayne Haskins. pic.twitter.com/SjPqLih9In
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) January 5, 2019
Fields is the highest-rated recruit to land at Ohio State and provides stability for the Buckeyes under center moving forward. Haskins, however, has not made a decision about his future plans, so it’s still unclear whether he’ll return to Columbus or head to the NFL Draft.
Sure, there was an important basketball game on Ohio State’s campus on Saturday afternoon, but football was still at the front of everyone’s mind.