*The interview gets rolling at 6:20.
Former Ohio State offensive lineman Kirk Barton (4-0 against TTUN, including starts in all four games; 1dst team All-American in 2007) doesn’t like to watch the OSU-Michigan game from the Horseshoe. He prefers to be hunkered down in his command center with an internet connection, a rewind button and the ability to chat with fellow Buckeyes fans who are about to “jump off their roofs” if the team doesn’t get get a third down, Barton told us today from Hawaii where he’ll spend Thanksgiving before hopping on a plane home.
His plans for this year: He’s taking his father-in-law to The Game, so he won’t be hunkered down in the command center.
Sit back, grab a couple beers and listen to Barton take you through about 25 years of Ohio State football and what this week means to the players who’ll forever be remembered how they performed in The Game. The guy is an encyclopedia of Ohio State football.