It doesn’t take much for Michigan alum Desmond Howard to rile up Ohio State fans.
During a recent interview with Saturday tradition, Howard stated that he felt Bryce Young and not Ohio State QB CJ Stroud should be considered the early Heisman frontrunner.
“First I would like to say that I don’t think anybody should be the frontrunner except Bryce Young,” Howard said, via Saturday Tradition. “I don’t think anyone – even CJ Stroud – should be neck-and-neck right now. Just at the beginning, with no games played, for [Stroud] to be the favorite, I just don’t get it. Bryce Young should be the frontrunner and everyone else [behind].”
Of course, Ohio State fans took offense and blasted Howard over his Heisman opinion.
trolls gonna troll https://t.co/CMrZW6ulyr
— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) August 25, 2022
Desmond Howard knows damn well CJ Stroud is best QB in the country, he's just hating on Ohio State as usual #Buckeyes
— Jason Woodley (@JasonWoodley33) August 25, 2022
This dude is a complete joke! https://t.co/kWeDBha3bs
— Cake (@ctownlove14) August 25, 2022
Wow. So surprising that Desmond Howard doesn't understand how odds work and is saying something biased against an Ohio State player… https://t.co/dO51pWzSU0
— On the Banks of the Olentangy (@otboto) August 25, 2022
Desmond Howard at the Heisman ceremony threw shots at CJ Stroud for losing to his alma mater…
The next game, CJ Stroud went 37-46 (80.4 cmp %), 573 yds, 12.5 avg, 6-1 TD-INT ratio and a passer rating of 223.8 and QBR of 98.3
Looks like he didn’t learn his lesson the 1st time https://t.co/vgOIMVXrj9
— Patrick Kinman (@Patchman513) August 25, 2022