COLUMBUS, Ohio — The issue with large postgame media scrums is that you can’t always hear what a player is saying, or what he’s been asked, until you get closer.
So I asked Joe Burrow toward the end of his post-Ohio State spring game media session on Saturday if he has to be named the starting quarterback to stay in Columbus this fall.
“That will be a discussion in the meetings we have. I’m not sure yet,” Burrow said. “I’m happy with how I played, and I’m happy with how the situation was handled this spring.”
I read that as Burrow leaving the door open to staying no matter what happens in the coming days and weeks while Urban Meyer, quarterbacks coach Ryan Day and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson decide on a quarterback.
That answer wasn’t all that surprising considering how long Burrow has been here, the fact that he’s from Ohio, and made the decision to come play for Meyer in this offense. That he’d want to see that through would make sense on some level. Turns out, though, that Burrow isn’t exactly in that mindset as the Buckeyes wrap up spring ball.
“I came here to play. I didn’t come here to sit on the bench for four years,” he said earlier when asked the same question I ended up asking for the