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Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett didn't play well against Oklahoma in a home loss Saturday night.

Ohio State football: What’s next for J.T. Barrett? Buckeyes fall in polls, Micah Parsons apologizes

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What now for J.T. Barrett?

It sure sounds like J.T. Barrett won’t lose his starting job despite his recent struggles dating back to the end of the 2016 season. Still, there doesn’t appear to be an easy solution to the Buckeyes’ woes on offense, especially at quarterback.

Whether or not Barrett keeps his job though, it seems fair to suggest a change should at least be considered. Urban Meyer once benched a national championship-winning quarterback who never lost a game at Ohio State, so nobody should be immune to that possibility.

Buckeyes drop in rankings

Ohio State fell in both polls on Sunday, dropping to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and No. 9 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

The Buckeyes also lost their top spot in the Land of 10 Big Ten Power Poll, falling to No. 3. The No. 1 ranking now belongs to Penn State, which got 12 of 13 first-place votes.

Micah Parsons apologizes

While on his official visit, 5-star defensive end Micah Parsons made waves Saturday night after the game for tweeting that he thought redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins should start. It’s rare to ever see a recruit be critical of a team near the top of his list, much less while on campus for a visit.

On Sunday, Parsons walked back those comments. “My fault about J.T.,” he wrote. “I was just in my feelings last night about the game. #GoBucks”

Scoreboard watching 

Here’s how Ohio State teams fared over the weekend:

  • Women’s soccer lost to St. Joseph’s 1-0 on Sunday.
  • Field hockey lost 3-1 to Wake Forest on Sunday.
  • Women’s volleyball lost 3-1 to Notre Dame on Sunday.
  • Football lost 31-16 to Oklahoma on Saturday.

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