To the surprise of just about everyone, Tim Beck is joining Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State.
Yes, THE Ohio State University. The same one that is playing the Oregon Ducks for the National Championship.
And yes, the Tim Beck. Public enemy number two to every arm chair coach in Husker Nation has been promoted from the thankless job of running the offense for the Scarlet and Cream to helping run the offense for the Scarlet and Gray.
While it is a surprising announcement, especially for a seemingly quiet Sunday, the move isn’t entirely out of left field. Beck will be teaming back up with Ed Warinner. You may remember their work together at Kansas when they torched the Huskers for 76 points and 572 yards and pounded a few nails into Bill Callahan’s coffin back in 2007.
If you tuned in for Ohio State’s playoff game against Alabama, you probably noticed how much the Buckeyes’ offense was reminiscent of Nebraska’s… except for that whole being able to knock off a top ten opponent part… and that whole being able to knock off a top ten opponent while using your third string quaterback part.
Needless to say, the news of Beck’s promotion was one that sent the Husker social media peanut gallery aflutter.
This Lincoln Journal Star post and comments can be found here.
Yep. The state of Ohio (10x the population of Nebraska, btw) loves their football. Thank you, Jon, for that astute observation.
And here’s what the Twitter had to say.
See if you can figure out which tweets came from Husker fans and which came from Buckeye fans:
Happy for Tim Beck. Sad to see him go to a rival, but it feels like some vindication for the poor rap he got at NU. Good hire Urban.
— Ryan Hotovy (@rhotovy) January 12, 2015
Cant believe Ohio State hired Nebraska's old Offensive Coordinator, Tim Beck. I hope they are ready to run the same play over and over again
— Tyler Todd (@DoubleT319) January 12, 2015
Nebraska fans clowning Ohio State for hiring Tim Beck reminds me of Wisconsin fans when Urban hired Chris Ash.http://t.co/mYEMn19kOD
— jbook™ (@jbook37) January 12, 2015
— Johnny Buttons (@JohnnyButt0ns) January 11, 2015
Tim Beck is going to Ohio State? I'm condolences regarding their running back
— Ryan Salak (@ryan_salak) January 11, 2015
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Tim Beck is the new OSU OC? We might win the conference now.
— Tyler Damme (@TylerDamme) January 11, 2015
Not gonna pretend to be a Tim Beck expert, but I'm glad Urb hired a guy who has play calling experience! #GoBucks
— OSUSportsFan93 (@OSUSportsFan93) January 11, 2015
— tiffany ward (@tiff5515) January 11, 2015
— Ryan Swanigan🎙 (@TheRyanSwanigan) January 11, 2015