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This past season was the first time any player had lost to Michigan. It was the first time the current Buckeyes felt the pain and disgust that comes with a loss to their arch rivals and they did not enjoy it.
Several players like Bradley Roby and Zach Boren vowed to redeem this year's lost and expressed their disgust. Roby tweeted that he would "never lose to those scrubs again."
Many players had a big problem with the way Michigan reacted after its win. Denard Robinson threw the ball up in the air like a grenade. When the ball hit the ground, the Wolverines all fell down in unison. Boren tweeted that he "lost so much respect for Michigan" after seeing them celebrate like that after such a traditional and prestigious rivalry. Tight end Jeff Heuerman tweeted "Karma is going to be a (expletive) for that little 'celebration' at the end/"
Clearly, the Buckeyes were insulted by Michigan's antics at the end of the game. Look for these players to be fired up for redemption and vengeance that will only heighten their physicality and determination.
Also, don't underestimate Meyer's ability to motivate his players through redemption and bulletin board material. While at Florida, a year after Georgia rushed it's entire team onto the field to celebrate a touchdown in an eventual victory, the Gators destroyed UGA 42-7 and played more inspired and fired up than usual.
With redemption on the Buckeye's mind, karma certainly could be a (expletive) next year for the Wolverines.