Nothing special about California for OSU's Brown

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm •  Published: September 9, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — What's brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes ...

BUCKEYES BUZZ: The fourth-ranked Buckeyes will head out on Friday morning for the Bay Area to play California on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.

When people in Ohio or the Big Ten think of going to the West Coast, they associate it with the Rose Bowl. It's a dream trip for a lot of fans. But is it still a big deal for players?

"My only experience with that is when I was (an assistant) at Notre Dame, going out to USC," coach Urban Meyer said on Monday. "You would think that would be the biggest thing in the world in the days that was a great rivalry. This will be my first time (going West) as a head coach. I would imagine it is (a big deal), but I don't know that."

Judging from at least one Buckeye's assessment, heading for California no longer has the luster that it once did.

WR Corey "Philly" Brown was asked if he'd ever been to the Bay Area.

"No," he said.

Would you like to see the Golden Gate Bridge, or maybe downtown San Francisco?

"No," he said.

Asked if it would be hard for him to focus on the game, he added, "No. Not at all. Because I don't think there's anything there anyway. Not at all."

He said there was nothing special, at least for him, about heading to the land of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood and so many other earlier Ohio State players' dreams.

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