1. Ohio State loses at home to Oklahoma, 31-16, demonstrating continued offensive issues that have plagued the program in several big games since 2015.
2. The status of starting senior quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to dominate discussion among Buckeye fans. Should he be replaced by youngster Dwayne Haskins? Should they split time? Should another QB be thrown in as well?
3. The people who saw OSU lose to OU include Ohio State recruits Jackson Carman, 2018’s No. 1 OT, and Micah Parsons, the No. 1 DE. On Twitter, both called for Haskins to take over Barrett’s job (@dh_simba7 is Haskins’ handle).
In response to a tweet about Meyer not considering a QB change:
I would and his name is @dh_simba7 https://t.co/MZGrGyvPt0— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) September 10, 2017
My fault about J.T. I was just in my feelings last night about the game #GoBucks— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) September 10, 2017
OSU game this past weekend, they need to put in my bro @dh_simba7 and let him work ‼️ pic.twitter.com/9X1Cpcfiey— T H E J I A N T (@Jackthejiant) September 11, 2017
And Parsons sharing Carman’s tweet:
Is this becoming a trend ? https://t.co/CoiGLeBngT— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_parsons23) September 11, 2017
4. ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit weighs in:
Can someone get a memo to ALL RECRUITS of EVERY SCHOOL to please keep quiet and worry about their own teams. Not a good look for these guys. https://t.co/5NLH5PXBHV— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 12, 2017
And then responds to those defending the athletes’ right to opinions:
Pretty sure their opinions, once they get into their future locker rooms, won't go over real well. https://t.co/Gp1qEeXpHx— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 12, 2017
Spoken like a guy who's never been in a locker room. Tryin to help them avoid issues on their future team. No to mention not their place https://t.co/0ZxWSDUIfn— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 12, 2017
5. Carman returns, implying he’d be allowed to call for a QB change at Clemson or USC, if he were to sign to those schools instead of Ohio State.
Pretty sure I wouldn't have any problems in Dabo Swinney's or Clay Helton's locker room for my OPINION on OSU's qb issues. https://t.co/FMVwGpAJ2J— T H E J I A N T (@Jackthejiant) September 13, 2017
6. Yeah, this keeps going! There was this tweet by an Ohio State reporter ...
There isn’t a high-level D1 coach in America that is going to happily listen to recruits telling him that they’re coaching wrong. Sorry.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) September 13, 2017
... that’s shared by a four-star Ohio State safety commit ...
Bingo ... Lions don't worry about the opinion of Sheep https://t.co/v8layNxSiW— J-DUB ‼️ (@JaidenWoodbey) September 13, 2017
... which is then shared by a different current Ohio State quarterback (and somewhere in here, it becomes unclear who’s referring to whom as a “sheep”) ...
i wouldn't classify @KirkHerbstreit as "sheep" lil bro... https://t.co/t4YSs2YrBE— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) September 13, 2017
... which is now full circle, back to a former Ohio State quarterback (oh, right, Herbstreit is a former Ohio State player, meaning any time he says anything about Ohio State, it’s met with cries of HOMER and TRAITOR from both directions, in addition to all the usual yelling).
Tate--Can you help the young fella?! https://t.co/R0TuKC2ExP— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 13, 2017
7. I think we’re caught up, for the moment. Basically, everything is really great at Ohio State right now.