Ohio State coach Meyer, mascot celebrated in butter at fair

Jul 29, 2015, 5:54 AM
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Ohio State Buckeyes mascot Brutus claps his hands after the unveiling of the Ohio State fair butter cow and Ohio State football display in the dairy building at the Ohio State fairgrounds, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State football sculptures are joining the traditional butter cow and calf in a 46-degree cooler in the American Dairy Association display. Also displayed is a butter sculpture depicting Ohio State NCAA football coach Urban Meyer, second from left in back. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)n
(Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Winning another national championship has made Urban Meyer a butter man.

The Ohio State University football coach and Buckeyes mascot Brutus are being honored with butter sculptures at this year’s Ohio State Fair, which opens Wednesday in Columbus.

The life-size sculptures are joining the traditional butter cow and calf in a 46-degree cooler in the American Dairy Association display. There’s also a national championship trophy and two Buckeyes football helmets. All made out of butter. About 2,000 pounds of it.

The display required about 500 hours of work. Wooden and steel frames were built to support the weight of the butter, which was sliced from 55-pound blocks. The butter was sculpted inside the chilly cooler.

The university says Meyer was unable to attend the Tuesday unveiling.

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This story’s short headline has been corrected to show that Urban Meyer is a coach at Ohio State, not Ohio.

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Ohio State coach Meyer, mascot celebrated in butter at fair