I've been going over this a lot and I think I've decoded Tom's message...
I was close yesterday but the board broke right when I thought I had it. Clearly the universe doesn't want me telling you this.
Using the letters: TOMVH TWITTER SAYS BUCKLE UP
HOKE CLUBS VEST WIT A TRUMPYT
I assume he meant trumpet, and I think it's most likely a code name for an OSU recruit... I hope this doesn't mean the world is going to end.
Maybe THE_KNOWLEDGE will help us??
P.S. So what's everybody drinking?