The NCAA sanctions handed down to Ohio State prevented the team from having a shot at winning the Big Ten Championship or BCS National Championship last season, but the sanctions didn’t stop Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer from handing out rings to commemorate his team’s 12-0 season.
Meyer had promised his players rings for going undefeated in 2012 and he delivered in a big way.
Thanks to the lovely world of social media and wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s Twitter account, we were able to catch a glimpse of the new rings and, man, do they look nice.
— Zach Smith (@CoachZachSmith) April 11, 2013
Football sports information director Jerry Emig also shared a close up image of the ring to really show off it’s beauty.
The deeds of the 2012 Buckeyes are memorialized in the “Woody.” Going unbeaten became memorialized personally today. twitter.com/BuckeyeNotes/s…
— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) April 11, 2013
I’m usually against teams giving out hardware for an undefeated season if they don’t go on to win a championship, but this time I am all for it. The current players put on a heck of a performance last season and they had nothing to do with the violations that resulted in the current NCAA sanctions.
For Meyer to honor his players was a great move and they got some a pretty sweet ring to add to their collection.