Kirk Herbstreit really doesn’t want to hear about Ohio State’s quarterback concerns, especially from potential recruits.

Recently, the ESPN college football analyst got into a bit of a back-and-forth a few potential Buckeyes who spoke their mind on Twitter following Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. A few of those recruits thought J.T. Barrett should lose his starting job.

Needless to say, Herbstreit didn’t appreciate the comments.

One of the top offensive line recruits, Jackson Carman, was the first to make a comment on Twitter.

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

With the launch coming on January 1, 2023, Ohio sports betting apps are almost here. Pre-registration is now available at FanDuel Ohio for an extra $100 bonus. Learn more. Check out some of the best promotions available for bettors in Ohio.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Former Penn State commit and current Ohio State target Micah Parsons followed.

Herbstreit responded with a few tweets of his own.

Herbstreit says he’s trying to help the recruits and save a few headaches if they decide to commit to Ohio State. But it wasn’t taken that way.

Carman fired back, saying is comments wouldn’t bother Dabo Swinney (Clemson) or Clay Helton (USC).

Herbstreit has been an advocate for Barrett and has dismissed a lot of the Ohio State quarterback change drama. But to say something about two highly-touted recruits is risky business for the ESPN analyst.

Even if he’s a former Buckeye, fans would be quick to turn on Herbstreit (again) if Carman and Parsons play elsewhere.