Michigan tortured C.J. Stroud so bad he almost went back to school
You can feel in his heart how painful the two losses hurt at Michigan for former Ohio State star CJ Stroud.
NFL teams will love how candid C.J. Stroud was on the podium discussing Michigan’s losses.
There’s no doubt about it, the former Ohio State quarterback made the right decision to turn professional after his junior year, but you can feel how painful the Buckeyes’ losses to the Wolverines must have been. He said in the NFL that Ohio State wins either of those games will be the Heisman Trophy winner, and possibly better positioned to win a national championship.
The story of potential redemption brewing in the Big Ten East would almost make you want to go back to school.
“I was honestly going back to school.”
CJ Stroud says he’s highly considered returning to Ohio State, wanting to beat Michigan, win a national title and a Heisman.
“I feel like I could have won back-to-back Heismans games if I had won those two.” pic.twitter.com/R6QHFE1Qz9
— Adam King (@AdamKing10TV) March 3, 2023
Stroud projects into a top 10 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, likely as the second quarterback taken.
CJ Stroud almost made it back to Ohio State, so he could beat Michigan for once
I think Stroud being candid about his failures against Michigan is a very positive thing for him throughout the draft process. Sometimes the opposing team will have your school’s number, and there’s not much you can do about it. Many great college players have gone on to have great professional careers, though with very few drawbacks against a collegiate rival team. Stroud is not unique in this.
The reason this is such a big deal is because it shows his competitive fire, his honesty, and his will to win. Even after Michigan went undefeated once, Stroud played well enough in the Peach Bowl to beat Georgia. If you ever had any doubts about what Stroud could be up to next level, watch that game and remind yourself what he can do. This is why Stroud will likely lead in seventh place or so.
Stroud may not be a starting quarterback, but you better believe that teams like the fourth-place Indianapolis Colts, seventh-ranked Las Vegas Raiders, and ninth-ranked Carolina Panthers might have a keen interest in him. for him. There could be other teams in the market to trade for him. Along with Bryce Young of Alabama, he deserves to be moved up this spring.
No matter what happens in his professional career, Stroud will never beat Michigan even once.
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