Ohio State Football: J.T. Barrett sets record to the sound of silence?

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Even as J.T. Barrett continues to set records he doesn’t get the respect he deserves.

In the loss to Oklahoma, J.T. Barrett certainly didn’t perform well and there was plenty of chatter about Urban Meyer replacing him at quarterback. Against Army, Barrett hit on 25 of 33 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 32 yards and a score and became the all-time Big Ten leader in touchdowns accounted for with 107. The sound of silence on that achievement was deafening.

Of course the fact he is now the career leader in that category has been widely reported but I haven’t heard a ton of praise for the Buckeye quarterback, especially on social media. However, there was plenty to be said about J.T. Barrett last week after his poor performance.

I think by now nearly everyone has heard that a couple of potential recruits even took to twitter saying Ohio State needed to make a quarterback change.

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It’s just a fact, we as college football fans are always going to be passionate about our favorite team, and we will certainly share our opinions on the performances by players and coaching decisions. That’s just who we are.

And I know full well Buckeye Nation is split on whether J.T. Barrett is the guy to take the Buckeyes to the promised land this season. But the things he has accomplished as quarterback for Ohio State should at least be appreciated.

Barrett holds numerous team records and led the Buckeyes to the brink of a National Title in 2014 before his injury during the Michigan game. And of the thousands of Big Ten players who have played in the conference since it was formed in 1895, no player has accounted for more touchdowns than he has. I think that should at least warrant a pat on the back.

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And as far as the 5 star recruits who let their feelings be known via twitter are concerned, I suggest they play at least one college football game before they start bad mouthing one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play in the Big Ten. Just sayin!