Did You See This? Ohio State adds new tradition

Wisconsin has “Jump Around,” and now Ohio State has “Quick Cals.” Urban Meyer and Ohio State created the new Ohio Stadium pregame activity, which will debut prior to the season opener Sept. 1 against Miami (Ohio). Here’s how it works: 23 minutes before every home kickoff, in the south end zone, the players will do Quick Cals – think pregame exercises – and ask for student participation.

“We want to start a new tradition, to show the relationship between our student body, the best student body in America, and our football team,” Meyer says in the video.

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Looks interesting. It’s Ohio State, so there’s no doubt this loyal fan base will accept a new tradition, much less one implemented by a two-time national champ like Meyer. Other than that, it’s hard to say much more about this until we see it for the first time next weekend.

Here’s another look at what you can expect to see this fall at Ohio Stadium:

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4dorr on 8/24/2012 @ 12:02pm EDT Said:

Very lame.

Whap It on 8/24/2012 @ 12:07pm EDT Said:

Looks stupid

buci01 on 8/24/2012 @ 12:39pm EDT Said:

This is ,”The Ohio State University”, not a playground next to the,”Horseshoe” !!! This is crazy and ragher childish. Remember this is not any school from down South. Have Faith. Go Bucks !!!!

J.C. on 8/24/2012 @ 12:39pm EDT Said:

As long as Gene Smith doesn’t get his goal of making the band completely obsolete (they just installed a new sound system), I could care less about this peripheral stuff.

Probably need to account for the fact a portion of those students will be intoxicated 23 minutes prior to kickoff (after tailgating).

Mark on 8/24/2012 @ 4:01pm EDT Said:

You can’t really call something a tradition if it has not even been done once. Try “hope to establish a new pregame tradition…”

Dan on 8/25/2012 @ 8:22am EDT Said:

Since this drill is going to activate both sides of the brain by following crisscross patterns, I love it. Urban Meyer doesn’t do anything without good reason and this pre-game drill is going to fire up the team while getting their young minds ready to execute the game plan.

plb on 8/25/2012 @ 9:31am EDT Said:

I hope the URBAN MYTH goes away soon!!!

David W Puckett on 8/25/2012 @ 10:01am EDT Said:

boring !!!!

Andy on 8/25/2012 @ 9:42pm EDT Said:

This is just part of the pre-game warm ups not the take the field moment. I’m sure they will still do the hive when they take the field.

scott on 8/25/2012 @ 10:55pm EDT Said:

looks stupid

Doug on 8/25/2012 @ 11:11pm EDT Said:

prefer entrance where the team locks arms and sways

J.C. on 8/26/2012 @ 1:47pm EDT Said:

The “Hive” is a Tressel thing, so i don’t think the team will be doing that anymore.

The students seemed to have fun with this thing Saturday evening (Aug. 25) during the student warm-up thing at Ohio Stadium.

Barringer19 on 8/26/2012 @ 8:59pm EDT Said:

Lol, bwahahahahahah , what is this little league football?