Ezekiel Elliott made waves after Saturday's loss to Michigan State when he blasted Ohio State coaches for their play-calling and not getting him the ball more.
Two days after the heat of the moment, Elliott apologized.
"I am sorry for all those offended by the statements made by me Saturday after our loss," Elliott posted on Twitter. "My intentions were not to point fingers at anyone for our failure. I was caught up in emotions. I hope everyone can understand how strongly I love this team and this university and how much I wanted to win that game, but I do not regret anything I said.
"I have given nothing but blood, sweat and tears for this university and team ever since I stepped on campus in Columbus and have always put the team before myself. I don't care if I rushed for 20 yards or 200 yards, but I just wanted to win that game.
"I agree that it was the wrong time and place to say that I was going to leave after this year. But I am not leaving after this season because we lost that game. I could have told you a month ago that that was going to be my last game in the Shoe, as you can see I was very emotional before the game.
"Finally, I just want Buckeye Nation to know I am sorry for all the controversy and unrest I caused in the past couple of days. But I promise you all will get a focused and prepared team this Saturday when we travel to Ann Arbor."
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Elliott's apology comes in the wake of the Buckeyes watching their undefeated season come to an end with an upsetting offensive performance. The Spartans played extremely well defensively, holding the Buckeyes to just 132 total yards.
Elliott, who was a Heisman candidate up until Saturday, received just 12 carries and gained just 33 yards.
After the game, the junior running back said the coaching staff didn't put Ohio State in a position to win the game and that he didn't know what was going on with the play-calling and that "there's no chance I'm coming back next year."
Monday, head coach Urban Meyer addressed the comments, saying that he and Elliott put the moment behind them and that he really couldn't disagree with Elliott's assessment.
"Zeke has always been extremely loyal person, a great competitor. He had an infection in his leg early in the week, and just a very emotional week. He's a very well-thought of junior, and he gets a microphone stuck in his face, and obviously, we do not condone that and encourage that," Meyer said. "Our rule is always talk about your teammates and move on. And he came to see me. We had a very long discussion — he's great — and he apologized and he said, 'You know, they didn't have the whole interview in there.' Regardless I'm not going listen to the whole interview, and that doesn't mean a whole lot to me. It does mean a lot that it's causing attention. So, we squashed it as a team. We squashed it as Zeke.
"I just want to make clear, Zeke has been a good student, very loyal, incredible football player. One of the most selfless players I've ever coached and been around."