Six months ago, Joe Burrow was lighting it up in Ohio State's spring game, throwing for 238 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-22 passing as he tried to make his case that he should be the next Buckeye quarterback.
Ultimately, Burrow transferred out before the fall and the starting job went to Dwayne Haskins, but things seem to be working out just fine for everybody involved. Through five games, both quarterbacks are leading top-five teams with perfect 5-0 records each with two wins over top-15 teams.
Both teams are in similar situations with talented rosters and playoff aspirations, but Burrow told 97.1 The Fan believes the Buckeyes might have a slight edge in terms of depth.
"They’re pretty comparable," Burrow told 97.1 The Fan. "I would say Ohio State has a little more depth, but top to bottom it’s really close. My guys here are great, they’re really talented. We still haven’t played our best game yet, so once we start really clicking on all cylinders, we’re going to be good.”
Burrow did give LSU the slight edge in terms of home field advantage, though, saying that Death Valley is the tougher place to play compared to the Horseshoe.
If both LSU and Ohio State continue to win, there is potential for the Buckeyes and the Tigers to meet in the College Football Playoff at the end of the year – and Burrow loves that idea.
“I mean, what do you think I’m going to say? Absolutely, I would love to do that," Burrow said. "It would be a little weird, playing everybody, but that would be pretty fun.”
And though he's on a new team, wearing a new uniform with new teammates and new fans, Burrow said he appreciates the support from his home state and former Buckeye teammates, and that it's not a one-way street.
Burrow said he still keeps tabs on the Buckeyes and was rooting for them on Saturday as they took on Penn State – even while he was playing a game of his own
“I had people keeping me updated on the sideline about the score," Burrow said. "So I was getting excited about that in the fourth quarter."
You can listen to Burrow's full 12-minute interview with 97.1 The Fan here.