Although emotions ran high after Ohio State's loss to Michigan State, the game wasn't the cause of the problems.
Ezekiel Elliott spoke about his problems with the coaches' play-calling right after the game, and on Monday Urban Meyer responded to the press about the situation. Now we have a well-thought out statement from the Ohio State running back. It seems Saturday night was just a boiling point for everything to come out the way it did.
Maybe it wasn't the right manner, it was a lesson learned and Elliott is human. The running back knew well before Saturday's game that he wouldn't be returning to the Buckeyes next season.