"I didn't play football there": LSU alum Joe Burrow rejects latest Ohio State tag from Buckeyes fans

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Joe Burrow has become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL since being drafted as the number one pick by the Cincinnati Bengals. This is mostly due to his standout season with the LSU Tigers in 2019, leading them to a national championship win.

However, Burrow didn't start his college football career with the Tigers.

Burrow spent his first three seasons with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Some Buckeyes fans claim Burrow is one of their own, despite him having found far more success with LSU.

He addressed these fans on the latest edition of the "Pardon My Take" podcast:

"I didn't play football there (Ohio State) . I mean, I practiced football there ... Did a lot of practicing and lifting. I graduated ... I usually tell people that I went to school at Ohio State and played football at LSU. I got a lot better from practicing at Ohio State but I didn't get to play so I don't really say that I played there."
"I got to live the backup quarterback lifestyle back then and that was fun. Got that out of my system and then was able to lock in."

Burrow was redshirted during his first year with Ohio State, meaning he did not play that season. However, he did make a few snaps in the other two seasons with the Buckeyes.

During that period, Burrow hardly played, as the Buckeyes preferred the likes of Dwayne Haskins over him. When he did, it was not for long.

In two seasons with Ohio State, Burrow had 29 snaps and recorded 287 yards, scoring two touchdowns.

The lack of play was primarily why Burrow decided to leave Ohio State. He found himself with the LSU Tigers, and the rest is history.

Joe Burrow proposes changes to the NFL schedule

In the same interview, Joe Burrow also proposed changes for fixing the NFL schedule and the Pro Bowl. The latter is an all-star league game that is underwhelming compared to the other major leagues' all-star games.

Burrow has proposed that during the 18-week NFL season, every team will have two bye weeks. This will allow them to rest and perhaps limit the number of season-ending injuries in a league.

Burrow suggested the Pro Bowl should be held during the regular season, like other leagues. His advice was it should specifically be held during Week 13, a week before the Super Bowl as it normally is.

“I think that would get more ratings for the Pro Bowl. And then it would also give everybody that bye week going into like the last six games," Burrow said (via MSN).

Do you think the changes Burrow proposed in his interview are good? And would you like the NFL to make them real?

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Edited by Abhimanyu Gupta
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