Barrett discussed his newfound job security, his off-the-field personality and what he thought of the hype surrounding rival Michigan.
Most fans probably remember last year’s contest — a 42-13 blowout by the Buckeyes — as the Ezekiel Elliott Show, but J.T. Barrett’s four total touchdowns also left an indelible impact on the game.
De’Veon Smith joked Tuesday that Michigan’s playbook is a foot thick and 2,000 pages long.
1. It was unfair to expect no drop-off at the quarterback position.
Senior running back De’Veon Smith broke the game open with 158 yards and two huge touchdown runs from 34 and 39 yards out in the third quarter, and Michigan pulled away with a 20-10 victory.
After losing its first game of the season at Iowa last week and perhaps losing its starting quarterback for the season, Michigan enters its final home game against Indiana with a lot more questions than it has had in a long time.
With Speight sustaining an unspecified shoulder injury in a loss to Iowa last week, the starting job appears to finally be in O’Korn’s hands.
The turnaround has been well-documented and well-publicized — a 10-3 record last season and a 9-0 start this year before Michigan was upset by Iowa on Saturday night.
They say crazy things can happen at Kinnick, and the No. 3 Michigan football team learned it the hard way Saturday night.
Michigan is favored by more than 20 points, and talk about a close game this weekend feels like a distant memory.