As the 2015 college football season comes closer to kicking off, the Ohio State Buckeyes have continued to see their expectations rise surrounding them. Head coach Urban Meyer has a very tough quarterback competition ongoing, and both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are capable of being the starter. Meyer gave the media a very brief and unclear update on the competition.
Obviously this is the type of quarterback competition that every single coach dreams of having. Not only are they both competing with each other in a very intense battle, they are still encouraging each other and pushing each other to be better. Whoever doesn’t win the job is going to be disappointed, but they both want to win football games more than get their own individual recognition.
Jones was the hero last season after both Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett went down with injuries, and led the team to a National Championship game victory. He has seen his name grow in popularity, and many fans are hoping he wins the starting job. Barrett also showed a lot of talent last season, and has a ton of potential to reach for this season.
At this point in time, it is obvious that both quarterbacks are living up to their talent and neither player is pulling away from the other.
Ohio State is poised to open their season on September 7th against the Virginia Tech Hokies, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see this competition go all the way up until that game. Meyer isn’t going to rush his decision, and he may end up using both quarterbacks throughout the year as well.
Expect to hear plenty more about this competition over the coming weeks, but don’t expect any answer anytime soon.
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