November 18, 2017

Ohio State Postgame Quotes


Nov. 18, 2017

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J.T. Barrett, Ohio State graduate quarterback
On experience playing last home game
“I think it was good. There’s just a lot of appreciation for Buckeye Nation. I try to go out and just do my job. My main focus is to do my job, execute and play hard. All of my teammates came out and played hard. That’s the main thing that was discussed during the week. We say we love each other, but we have to go out there and show it on the field. I think the young guys and the seniors were able to do that for us today.”

Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State graduate defensive end
On suiting up for last time in Ohio Stadium
“It was a very special moment for me, the last time running out. It’s been a long career for me. I’m very blessed and honored to play for this school. It’s been a great experience playing in this stadium, through all the ups and downs, and it was great seeing my family at the end. You come here as a young man and you leave as a grown man. It’s a humbling experience, and I’m just blessed and thankful.”

Billy Price, Ohio State graduate center
On combatting the weather
“Well, it was miserable. There is really no other way to put it. Regardless, it was still our responsibility to take care of the ball, get the ball to the quarterback and make sure there were no turnovers and execute the best you can. The message in the locker room regarding the weather before the game was to get out, and get out fast, so that’s what we tried to do.”

Jamarco Jones, Ohio state senior left tackle
On feelings while leaving the stadium for the last time
“It was pretty emotional. I tried to keep it in, but seeing my mom and how happy she was just made it such a special experience. It’s just been a rough day realizing that things, from the walk after the skull session to entering the field with my brothers, it was the last time. It’s just a heavy experience.”

Parris Campbell, Ohio State junior H-back
On thoughts about whether team is of the most elite in the country
“I mean, yeah, I definitely think that we are one of the elite teams. However, I don’t think that comes without every single guy locked in and focused. We all have to be on our jobs, and I think when we’re that focused, then we are definitely one of the elite teams.”

Chris Worley, Ohio State senior linebacker
On playing all three linebacker positions in a three week span
“You know, it’s crazy because all through the year I’ve played middle linebacker. Last week I played the will and this week I played the sam. So, in three weeks, I have played three different linebacker positions. Whenever coaches approach me and say this is what we need to do as a team, due to injuries and things like that, they know I’m going to say yes. I told them to give me about 10 plays in practice to get it down, then it would be like riding a bike for me.”