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Look: Desmond Howard, Cardale Jones Engaged In Snippy Twitter Feud

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ESPN college football analyst Desmond Howard received pushback last year based on a witty comment he made at the Heisman Ceremony. 

With Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett standing between Ohio State's CJ Stroud and Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson, Howard jokingly mentioned that Pickett was protecting Stroud "better than his offensive lineman." 

Howard later apologized for the comment on Twitter, saying him and Stroud were "good" and that his statement was just "good natured ribbing among football rivals." 

As of yesterday, the 2022 Heisman finalists were released and Stroud is back on the ballot. In turn, and after Howard posted a tweet naming the four Heisman hopefuls, former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones jumped in and reminded Howard of his controversy last year. 

"Just keep them slick ass comments to yourself up on stage and let these well deserving young men enjoy one of the biggest, prestigious moments a collegiate athlete can have," Jones said. 

Cardale's reply received plenty of support as well as criticism. 

"Facts," former Ohio State wideout Garrett Wilson said, supporting Jones. 

Fans of the Wolverines weren't so kind to the former Buckeye quarterback, however, with one Michigan account saying "My god the OSU fans are softer than CJ’s OLine. I hope Desmond runs the joke back." 

While it's unclear if Howard will go that route this year, he certainly had a clap back for Cardale's snippy tweet. 

"REALLY CARDALE!? It's *really* one of BIGGEST and most PRESTIGIOUS MOMENTS a collegiate athlete can have??? Tell me more! You should have played more school," Howard said. 

Howard's tweet not only references Cardale Jones' famous "We ain't come to play school" quote, but it also pokes fun at the fact that Howard actually won the Heisman trophy, something Jones failed to accomplish at Ohio State. 

Jones did, however, win a National Title with the Buckeyes - a feat missing from Howard's illustrious college football resume. 

The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner will be announced at the Heisman Trophy Ceremony on Saturday, December 10th.