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Urban Meyer smells conspiracy over JT Barrett injury

Urban Meyer believes a pre-game injury to JT Barrett was the work of a deliberate act.

Everyone knows that Ohio State and Michigan have a storied and heated rivalry. But, just how far does the rivalry go? According to OSU head coach Urban Meyer, it goes to the point of cameramen injuring the opposing quarterback on purpose.

Meyer unleashed on the topic in his post-game press conference.

Meyer went on to call for an “all-out investigation” in to how it happened.

“Someone on your frickin’ sideline and now he hurts your quarterback,” Meyer said. “I’ll find out who that was.”

For his part, JT Barrett didn’t see it as malicious or something that happened on purpose to injure him.

Barrett also insisted he would be ready to go for the Buckeyes tilt with Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game next Saturday.

While that sentiment is nice, the reality of his injury may be a much larger determining factor in whether or not he will play.

But, OSU should have plenty of faith in freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins, as he completed 6 of 7 passes for 94 yards and three carries for 24 yards in the 31-20 win over Michigan.

With Meyer ready to go on the hunt for “who did it,” this is just another twist and turn in a long-standing feud between the two most heated rivals in the Big Ten. Stay tuned for what is likely to be a big topic all week long.

Andy Coppens is the Founder and Publisher of Talking10. He's a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college sports in some capacity since 2008. You can follow him on Twitter @AndyOnFootball

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