The Ohio State Buckeyes are heading into Week 5 college football action against the Indiana Hoosiers looking to make a major statement. They have been struggling a bit over the past couple of weeks and Urban Meyer wants to see his team take a big step forward and dominate their first Big Ten game of the year.
According to the official Ohio State depth chart, Cardale Jones has been listed as the lone starting quarterback for the first time of the season over J.T. Barrett.
Jones has been one of the main players that has struggled with turnovers this season. This news could very well be trying to instill confidence in Jones, which is exactly the type of coach that Meyer is.
Throughout the first four games of the season, Jones has completed 57.0 percent of his passes for 622 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also picked up 147 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries on the year.
Ohio State definitely made the right decision by sticking with him as the starting quarterback and he should come through with a big performance against the Hoosiers this week.
At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Jones is one of the more physically intimidating quarterbacks at the collegiate level. He reminds quite a few NFL analysts of Ben Roethlisberger, but has to figure out how to play consistent football if he wants to take the leap into the NFL in the next couple of years.
Expect to see Jones come out with a huge game in Week 5 against the Hoosiers and to prove Meyer and the coaching staff right for sticking with him. Listing him as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart was a move showing confidence, which could be exactly what the doctor ordered for Jones.
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