With game day just a few days away, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer finally appears to have shown some clarity on the starting quarterback’s battle.
Per Tim Shoemaker of Eleven Warriors, Meyer met with both Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett and said that though one man was “ahead,” both would play in Monday’s season opener against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.
Again, though an update, there is still no clear answer from Meyer as to who the starter under center will be. It just goes to show that Meyer’s decision is still incredibly tough to make, and that’s after longtime quarterback Braxton Miller made the switch to slot receiver.
The truth of the matter is that each quarterback has their strengths and weaknesses.
J.T. Barrett was absolutely rolling at quarterback last season, showing strong leadership skills and keeping the Buckeyes in the playoff picture even though he broke his ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan.
In his absence, however, backup/third-stringer Cardale Jones stepped in and led the No. 4 team to victories over No. 1 Alabama and then No. 2 Oregon in the College Football Playoff and subsequent championship game. Thus presents the difficulty in making a final decision.
But no matter how you look at it, Ohio State’s season opener has officially become a must-watch as Meyer’s decision may not become public until then.
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