As soon as Ohio State’s football season ended in what may have been the most disappointing way possible, it was clear changes would be made. And, it turns out, there may not be a bigger advocate for the impending changes than Buckeyes QB J.T. Barrett.
Barrett told the AP the Buckeyes need, “something new.”
“Change is also a good thing,” Barrett said. “Change is not always bad. I think it was needed.”
According to the AP’s story, Barrett’s main was that while the Ohio State offense could move the ball and typically score points, it wasn’t “lighting up the scoreboard” the way Buckeyes fans have come to expect in recent years.
“It was not like we were awful by any means,” Barrett told the AP. “We’ve got the train running, we just got to make sure it’s going full speed.”
Barrett, who holds numerous Ohio State football records and is certainly in the conversation about greatest Buckeyes quarterback of all-time, made these comments weeks after Ohio State replaced offensive coordinators Tim Beck and Ed Warinner with former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and NFL assistant Ryan Day.
Barrett, 26-4 as a starter at Ohio State, will return to Columbus for his senior season after leading the Buckeyes to their second College Football Playoff berth in three years. However, Barrett will have a lot of new faces on offense beside the coordinators, as big-play H-back Curtis Samuel and WR Noah Brown both declared for the NFL draft and center Pat Elflein was a senior last season.