“ ‘Quit worrying so much, and quit trying to be perfect; trust yourself, trust your teammates,’ ” Wilson said.
“ ‘Don’t be foolish and careless, but live on the edge and start anticipating, and cut it loose a little bit.’ … He can get us beat (with reckless play), but we’ve got to keep pushing him to get on the edge of playing smart football in an aggressive style.” But, playing as he has, Barrett has still tiptoed deep into the record book with 112 career touchdowns (running and passing), a Big Ten record.
… I know he’s elite, and it’s going to be a sad day when we have to (say) goodbye.” “Did I picture it like this?
“I just go out there, try to do my best, win football games as a quarterback.” But what helped get him in the record book is what Wilson would like to see change a little as the Big Ten season shifts into high gear.
“I think there’s a time and a place for that, which I feel like I can do that.” Either way, he said he knows his production has been based in large part on the catch-and-run talents of receivers of the past such as Michael Thomas and Devin Smith, and of the present such as Parris Campbell.