Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is going to give himself some time to decide further on who his starting quarterback is for 2015
More from College Football
- Jim Harbaugh facing 4-game suspension over NCAA violations
- College football neutral site games in 2023: Full list
- College GameDay announces surprise Week 1 destination
- College football analyst warns Oklahoma that Texas is doing better prep for SEC
- College Football Playoff national championship game locations for 2024, 2025 and beyond
Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has a serious problem on his hands headed into the 2015 college football season, although it’s a good problem to have. As it stands at the moment, Meyer has three very capable quarterbacks who have all, at one time or another, proven themselves to be winners on the field.
However, a decision will eventually have to be made on just one taking the field when the Buckeyes take on Virginia Tech on the road to start the season on Sept. 7, and now we know a good time frame for when that decision will ultimately be made.
As it stands right now, Meyer is looking at announcing his starting quarterback some time during the middle of training camp in August.
Meyer ultimately has to choose between three players, all of which, again, have proven their worth in one way or another on the field for Ohio State.
As a refresher for those that may need it, his options are…
Braxton Miller (Sr.)
When you have someone on the roster that has been consistently in preseason Heisman talks for the past three seasons, you can’t just push him out of the mix, regardless of what happened in 2014 with the Buckeyes taking the national title without him. Not to mention, the dual-threat sensation also happens to be a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, which is nothing to look away from either.
Now the wild card here with Miller is that there is still a chance he could transfer should he see the writing on the wall that one of the other two (or both) are ahead of him in the race. Having received his undergraduate degree last winter, he’d be eligible to play anywhere immediately.
J.T. Barrett (RS Soph.)
Prior to last season, Miller went down for the year with a shoulder injury, and the world was introduced to young Barrett, who found himself in Heisman discussions by the end of the year. However, he would ultimately end up suffering a broken leg in the final regular season game of the year against Michigan, bringing his personal magical run to an end.
Still, while Barrett wasn’t under center during the Big Ten title game or the College Football Playoff, there are some that are of the belief the job should be handed back to him, seeing as he carried Ohio State through some of the most important parts of the regular season last year, including a blowout win on the road over Michigan State in early November.
Cardale Jones (RS Jr.)
Then we have Mr. Jones, here…
The young man affectionately known as “12 Gauge” had the opportunity to head off to the NFL, even though his body of work as a starter is small. But, in the games that he did play, all he did was lead the team to the Big Ten crown, a win over the mighty No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and then past Oregon to give the Buckeyes their first national title since 2002. He only has three games under his belt, but as a starter, no matter which way you spin it, he has collected more hardware than the other two. And as we know, in sports, titles are what matter.
Good luck with making this decision, Urban. Even if you are trying to get it done by August, that might not even be enough time.
More from FanSided
- Joe Burrow owes Justin Herbert a thank you note after new contract
- Chiefs gamble at wide receiver could already be biting them back
- Braves-Red Sox start time: Braves rain delay in Boston on July 25
- Yankees: Aaron Boone gives optimistic return date for Aaron Judge
- MLB Rumors: Yankees-Phillies trade showdown, Mariners swoop, India goes to Seattle