Did you see Urban Meyer at the end of Ohio State's game in East Lansing?
He was hugging everyone, smiling bigger than we've seen him smile, presenting the game ball to his quarterback and telling the gathered Buckeye media that the win over Michigan State was "one of the great games I've ever coached."
Granted, it was nice to see the Buckeyes win their conference opener especially given the fact they were a 2 and 1/2 point underdog.
There were big plays and gritty performances but Meyer was hugging players like they'd just pulled the upset of the decade.
"I'm very lucky to have been around some great players, some great teams," Meyer said. "This ranks as one of the top wins. This is fantastic"
This from a guy who has won two national titles including one in which he beat the team he now coaches.
What makes 5-0 so much better than 4-0?
For starters, it was a Big Ten game against one of the top 3 teams in the conference.
Meyer described it as a game between "two sledgehammers going at each other"
Given that metaphor, it's always better to be the winning sledgehammer.
But there was more. Starting quarterback Braxton Miller not only put up winning numbers, (136 yards rushing and 179 yards passing) he also bounced back from two frightening plays, each of which appeared at first glance to have the potential to knock the franchise out of the game.
On the Buckeyes first drive of the game, Miller was shoved out of bounds and into an equipment box on the Ohio State sideline. Miller lost his footing and appeared to smack his head pretty solidly on the ground. Kenny Guiton finished the drive, but Miller returned for the next series.
Then in the 4th quarter, Miller had just battled for a first down but appeared to have jammed his knee in the process. Again he was surrounded by the training staff. Again the life of his team's offense flashed in front of Urban Meyer's eyes. Meyer said his heart was "close to stopping" on that play.
Meyer's heart did not stop and neither did Miller. He bounced back from that injury too and finished the job he started on that first drive.
That included directing the last drive which didn't end in points but did effectivly kill the clock. "I mean that was a hell of an effort," Meyer said of the final drive.
Meyer joins his mentor Earle Bruce as the only Buckeye head coaches in the last 60 years to win their first road game. Perhaps that's why Meyer was so outwardly happy with the win.
Whatever the reason behind his exuberance the win allow him to utter what by now is become a common Urban-ism. "You can't be 6-0 without being 5-0."
That 6th one won't be any easier. Nebraska rolls into town for a game under the lights Saturday night.
Can't wait to see the celebration if the Buckeyes win that one.