Take A Knee, Coach.

As we all know, Ohio State won the national championship against Oregon on Monday night, while simultaneously making a case for Urban Meyer as the best coach in the country. However, Meyer’s ruthless and relentless philosophy led to a decision that rubbed many viewers the wrong way.

The Buckeyes were leading 35-20, with less than two minutes left in the game when they got a first down at the Ducks 2-yard line. Meyer could have easily ordered his quarterback, Cardale Jones, to take a knee and let the clock run out. But there it was, a mere three feet in front of him, and Meyer simply could not resist. The Buckeyes eschewed taking a knee with the game in hand, and sent the “monster” Ezekiel Elliot straight into the end zone.

Of course, if Oregon didn’t want them to score, all they had to do was stop them, right? But if the proverbial shoe was on the other foot, you’d have a hard time convincing anyone that Helfrich wouldn’t have taken a knee.

That final touchdown had little to do with the game, doing nothing more than providing us insight into Urban’s way of thinking. They thought they were bigger, stronger, and they wanted to make a point. Meyer and his team wanted to stick it to everyone who objected to Ohio State’s very inclusion in the playoffs.

What do you think? Should Meyer have taken a knee and let the clock run out? Or was that final touchdown needed to prove their point? Ironically, it was Urban who fell to one knee (in joy) after the final touchdown.

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