Ezekiel Elliott Rips Ohio State's Play Calling, Says He'll Turn Pro

The Ohio State Buckeyes were upset 17-14 by the Michigan State Spartans Saturday, effectively ending their Big Ten and College Football Playoff hopes. Star running back Ezekiel Elliott was not happy following the loss, and he ripped the Buckeyes' coaching staff and said he'll be turning pro after this season. 

"I'm disappointed in the play-calling," Elliott said. "I'm disappointed in the situations that we were put in, and I wish it all played out differently. It is very disappointing. In the one drive that we had where we kind of had some momentum after we scored on the strip-sack, the plays we ran, we ran a lot of gap schemes and we were gashing them. You guys saw that on that drive. We had a lot of momentum. Honestly, we didn't see those plays for the rest of the game. Those plays weren't called anymore. I asked for those plays to be called, and they weren't. It just hurts. It hurts a lot because of how we lost. I feel like we just weren't put in the right opportunity to win this game. We weren't put in the right situations to win this game."

After receiving 20-plus carries in every game this season, Elliott only carried the ball 12 times. He picked up 33 yards and a score. Elliott said he won't be playing for the Buckeyes after this year. 

"Honestly, that was my last game at the Shoe," Elliott said. "There's no chance I'm coming back next year."

Elliott wasn't the only Buckeye to declare his intentions to leave the Buckeyes. QB Cardale Jones, who was the starter early in the season, tweeted out that he had played his last game. 

Jones can turn pro, or transfer. Since Jones would likely have to sit out a season if transfers, turning pro might be his choice. 

The Buckeyes have one final regular season game, against hated rival Michigan on the road next weekend. 

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