Marcus Williamson was on a complete Twitter tirade on Saturday after he first announced that he was retiring from football as his team was taking on Utah in the Rose Bowl.
It went from that to the former Buckeyes cornerback going at ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit after his questionable comments made earlier in the day. Herbstreit and fellow analyst Desmond Howard bemoaned the recent trend of players opting out of bowl games, comparing it to their playing days when bowls were considered rewards for seasons well played. Both analysts described modern players as “entitled,” adding that many players simply don’t value bowls as much if they’re not playing in the College Football Playoff.
“Isn’t that what we do as football players, we compete? I don’t know if changing it, expanding it is going to change anything, I really don’t,” Herbstreit said. “I think this era of player just doesn’t love football.”
Williamson clapped back by saying players play a violent sport for free and nothing about that makes any of them soft.
During his senior year, Williamson racked up 26 total tackles (18 solo) with one forced fumble and three passes defended. In 2020, he finished with 27 total tackles (20 solo) with two passes defended.
The former four-star prospect finishes his career with 67 tackles, five pass deflections and two forced fumbles.