Ohio State Fans Trying to Claim Joe Burrow as Their Own is Sad

LSU quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow in the national championship game
LSU quarterback and 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow in the national championship game | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The LSU Tigers was crowned as the champions of college football Monday night after they punctuated an unbeaten season with a win against Clemson to close out the College Football Playoff. Heisman winner and former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow led the Bayou Bengals all season long, and his final star turn is cause for celebration in Baton Rouge and... Columbus?

Yeah, a number of Ohio State partisans are trying to live vicariously through Burrow's accomplishments despite the fact that he left the school due to a lack of opportunities.

Just let him go, people! Such a reach should be beneath a program of OSU's caliber.

Burrow, who threw an absurd 60 touchdown passes this season, was stuck behind the likes of JT Barrett, Cardale Jones, and Dwayne Haskins on the depth chart in Columbus. All three of those quarterbacks gave Ohio State some memories that will live on forever, but they did so at the cost of losing Burrow to Baton Rouge.

Sorry, Buckeyes, but this title is LSU's alone, and no amount of complaining (or gleeful re-writings of history) will change that.

In particular, Haskins gave the Buckeyes a few more Big Ten records, a one-loss conference championship season, and a Rose Bowl victory. Ohio State shouldn't want to give up any of those accolades. However, they have to realize that Burrow left them for greener pastures, and trying to cling on to LSU's success just sounds desperate.