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That is of course a great one Mark, and probably at the top of most Buckeye Fans’ list. My favorite memory of Urban has to be the 2016 Ohio State vs. Michigan contest where the winner was likely headed to Indy as the Big Ten East winner, and then on to the College Football Playoff.
I don’t care what anyone says, I still believe that was the best team Jim Harbaugh had at Michigan, not the one this past season. If anything, it was definitely built more to handle what Ohio State dished out that day.
In fact, for a large portion of the game, the Buckeyes played catch up and couldn’t seem to get anything going against the nation’s No. 1 defense. Slowly, though, Ohio State began to wear down the Michigan front, got some key turnovers, and were able to pull even with the Wolverines and send the game into overtime.
There was the infamous (if you’re a Michigan fan) spot for a first down by J.T. Barrett on fourth down that kept things alive in the 2nd OT, and then Curtis Samuel raced around and through the left side of the Michigan defense for a game winning, walk-off touchdown to seal it.
And here’s where my memory of Meyer kicks in. It was a tough and hard-fought battle that looked like it wouldn’t go Ohio State’s way, until it did at the very end.
Exhausted, overcome by emotion, and probably somewhat relieved, Meyer fell to the ground and released all that was within those sixty minutes. They guy was raw and wore his emotion on his sleeve.
And I loved every moment of it.