The grand reveal was made when Ohio State took the field earlier tonight, and junior Cardale Jones was the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback when the team took over on offense after Virginia Tech went three-and-out to open the game tonight.
After months of speculation, it looks like coach Urban Meyer decided to roll with the quarterback that led his team to wins over No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and then No. 2 Oregon in the championship game in spite of the fact that sophomore J.T. Barrett was the leader under center before breaking his ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan.
Though some may be crying foul at the decision, keep in mind that there is no guarantee that Barrett would have provided the same results. Jones, on the other hand, came off the bench and played as though he had been starting all season long. He has phenomenal size and pocket presence at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and though Barrett is likely to see some playing time at some point tonight, all signs point to Jones being the starter in 2015.
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