The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the most heated quarterback competitions in the nation. With Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones all fighting for the starting job, there are plenty of varying opinions on who should be No. 1.
One of the latest people to sound off on the quarterback competition in Columbus was the father of J.T. Barrett, Joe.
Of course, he believes his son should start, right? Nope.
When Ohio State opens the season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7, Papa Barrett believes that it is Braxton Miller who should lead the starting offense onto the field.
“Of course I would love to see my kid start, but for me it always goes back to who was first,” he said, via the Columbus Dispatch.
“If Braxton hadn’t gotten hurt, I would still be waiting for my baby to get the chance to play. I was thankful J.T. got that chance … and we were all blessed that he was ready to compete, but like I have told everybody, I don’t want to see my kid take a position because of the misfortune of someone else,” he said.
“In other words, Braxton should get that position back, then everybody else should go try to take it from him.”
Well, that’s not you would expect to hear. It is very refreshing, though.
As we see with guys like Diddy and other parents around the nation, all they care about is a moment in the spotlight for their child. However, with Joe Barrett, he is more concerned about fairness and doing what is right which is something that we can all learn from.
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