Ohio State football message boards have completely lost their minds, as they wish Tate Martell was still the Buckeyes quarterback over C.J. Stroud.
All it took was one Big Ten loss to the school up north for Ohio State football fans lose it.
With the Buckeyes out of the College Football Playoff conversation as two-loss Big Ten East runner-ups to Michigan, the message boards got a little wild over the weekend. Because Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback C.J. Stroud could not avoid Aidan Hutchinson and the vaunted Michigan pass rush, one Buckeyes fan wishes Ryan Day had Tate Martell as his quarterback.
Martell left Columbus to be a wide receiver for the Miami Hurricanes before becoming the fourth-string quarterback for the UNLV Rebels.
Ohio State football message boards long for the days of Tate Martell at QB
Let’s be real. Quarterback play is not why Ohio State lost The Game on Saturday. The Buckeyes got worked in the trenches. Not only did Hutchinson cement himself as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, but Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins ran through the Buckeyes defensive front-seven like s**t through a tin horn. While Michigan is good, this loss is a damning one for Day.
What this loss for Ohio State signifies is Day needs to completely revamp his program’s defense. Ohio State got pushed around all day in the snow up in Ann Arbor. While Michigan is a program certainly capable of beating the Buckeyes every so often, this loss coupled with the early-season home defeat to Pac-12 contender Oregon cannot sit well with Buckeyes fans this offseason.
Ohio State has some problems to fix, but replacing Stroud with Martell is so not one of them.