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Taylor Decker Releases Statement Regarding His Comments On Michigan State Coach Jim Bollman

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

From 2001 to 2011, Jim Bollman worked for Ohio State, serving as both the offensive coordinator and the offensive line coach. In his final year with the Buckeyes, as Eleven Warriors notes, he didn't "seriously" recruit Taylor Decker, leading the four-star then-recruit to commit to Notre Dame. Decker eventually switched his commitment to Ohio State after Urban Meyer was brought in, and, as we all know, he's become a star for the program.

Monday afternoon, Decker was asked about having to face off against Bollman, who now works for Michigan State, this Saturday. Eric Seger captured his response.

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Monday night, Decker took to Twitter to issue a statement on the matter. He clearly wants to make his final home game a positive experience - he feels that what he said is being "spun" a bit.

Decker and the Buckeyes kick off at 3:30 PM ET against the Spartans. As you probably know, there's a lot on the line this year.