Urban Meyer praises J.T. Barrett
August, 20, 2014
By Austin Ward | ESPN.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't ruling out that it might take two quarterbacks to fill one spot.
But as the Buckeyes start digging into the game plan for their opener now that Braxton Miller officially will miss the coming season, they are planning on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett stepping into the considerable shoes of the two-time defending Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year at the start.
"J.T. has had about 300 competitive throws -- not snaps, throws -- this fall," Meyer said after practice Wednesday. "Where when [former backup] Kenny Guiton went into the game a couple years ago, I think he had six. He's had a bunch, and he's a meticulous guy, and Cardale [Jones] has come a long way, as well.
"Quarterback is an important cog, but that's exactly what is -- a cog. It's not the team."
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