All of the teams that the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes are playing this season should now get a little more scared, as the word on the street is that head coach Urban Meyer and his squad are running a speed option play with quarterback Cardale Jones and former quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller in practice.
The development was reported on Twitter by Tony Gerdeman of Buckeyes fan site The-Ozone.net as well as Tim Shoemaker of Eleven Warriors.
Still kinda surreal to see Cardale Jones running a speed option with Braxton Miller.
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) August 14, 2015
I also witnessed Cardale Jones running the option and pitching to Braxton Miller, which sounds terrifying for opposing defenses.
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) August 14, 2015
Just imagine the play. Jones, already a human tank at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, snaps the ball. He takes the ball wide and then pitches it to Miller, smaller and speedy at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. Miller than takes it up the field as the opposing defenses can only watch.
Considering how Meyer’s quarterbacks have historically been ones that can use their legs, particularly last year when Ohio State had J.T. Barrett at quarterback before he got injured and Jones took over, it’s looking like it could be another happy football season in Columbus.
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