Since the Ohio State Buckeyes lost to the Michigan State Spartans a few weeks ago, the fans have been pretty sure that they would not be able to make it to the Big Ten Championship Game nor the College Football Playoff. They have been pretty vocal with their frustrations and it seems some of the players are starting to notice.
The Spartans ending up winning the conference and the Buckeyes were selected to play in the Fiesta Bowl, meaning they wouldn’t have a chance to repeat as national champions. Fans were once again unhappy with it and star defensive end Joey Bosa had heard enough of it.
“It just seems like nothing you do is ever good enough unless you’re beating teams by 50 points,” Bosa told ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr. on Wednesday. “You win by 20 and it was a bad week. That was definitely a struggle for us, because you never feel like you’re good enough. It’s hard when your own fan base is getting after you for being, what, 10-0? And they still weren’t happy. We won  games in a row.”
It doesn’t seem like Bosa is the only one to feel this way either. Former offensive lineman Kirk Barton shared Bosa’s quote and agreed with him about it.
Barton knows a little bit about their fans as he played with the team the year they lost to LSU in the BCS National Championship game. You can’t help but agree with both of these guys.
It’s not just Buckeye fans that complain when teams don’t win a national championship when expected to do so. Unfortunately for them, the Buckeyes were just the latest team to fall victim to it.
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