When J.T. Barrett announced his return for his fifth and final season, the uproar in Columbus made him think he belonged to the enemy.
And after strong performances by Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins, a small but militant faction of Buckeye fans suggested either would be a better option than Barrett to lead the local team.
Unfortunately for them, they won't get their wish. At least not to begin the season. Ohio State quarterbacks coach Ryan Day and his oversized sweatpants squashed any notion of an impending controversy while speaking Wednesday to reporters at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Ryan Day on if J.T. Barrett is the clear-cut starter: "You see what J.T's done, it goes without saying."— Kevin Harrish (@Kevinish) April 19, 2017
And so dies the hottest of takes in Buckeye fandom. We now return to your regularly scheduled broadcast while awaiting #QBgeddonRound2 in 2018.