We’re only in week 1 of the college football season and Gus Johnson is already in midseason form.
During Thursday night’s nationally televised game between Ohio State and Minnesota, Johnson went viral several times with his commentary.
At one point in the game, Johnson blurted out that Ohio State’s Haskell Garrett had been “shot in the face” before he scored a touchdown without much context as to what he was referring to.
Gus Johnson with the emphatic “This man was shot in the FACE last year”
College football is back
— Andrew Schroeder (@ap_schro) September 3, 2021
Here’s a young man that was SHOT IN THE FACE LAST YEAR…I was not ready for that 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BKyJisNP78
— E®i© SⓂ️ith (@ejsmitly_10) September 3, 2021
When Mo Ibrahim appeared to suffer a serious leg injury, Johnson remarked “hopefully it is a cramp.”
they just showed slow mo of his achilles popping and gus johnson said hopefully it’s just a cramp
— -.- (@UnemployedLogan) September 3, 2021
“Hopefully it is a cramp” is an all-time miss by Gus Johnson pic.twitter.com/zgdmFc1bWF
— Jared Morse (@Jared_Morse13) September 3, 2021
Later in the game, Gus Johnson bizarrely told sideline reporter Rob Stone “vanilla melts when it gets wet” which baffled viewers at home.
"You know what they say, vanilla melts when it gets wet."
That's Gus Johnson to Rob Stone. For some reason. Without any explanation of who "they" is, what that means or why they say it.pic.twitter.com/YfjUQDpm93
— The Big Lead (@TheBigLead) September 3, 2021
Who the hell says "vanilla melts when it gets wet?" The hell did I just witness? pic.twitter.com/xw4s2jc4Gs
— Funky A.B.M. (@EternalTurnUp) September 3, 2021
It’s great to have Johnson and college football back.