Over the weekend when speaking to the media after practice, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer told the media that J.T. Barrett had moved ahead of Cardale Jones in the race to become the backup to Braxton Miller at quarterback.
Well to elaborate more on that decision, offensive coordinator and QB coach Tom Herman stressed that the offense simply just moves better when Barrett is in there running the show, as opposed to Jones.
“The offense moves better when he’s in there,” Herman said of Barrett. “You can throw all the completion percentages – he’s probably completing more balls and making more of the right reads in the run game.
“But at the end of the day, the offense moves when he’s in and sometimes it doesn’t as much, not that Cardale is doing a bad job, but the offense moves more frequently when J.T. is the quarterback, and that’s the sign of a good one.”
Unfortunately, as hard as this is to think about, it’s crucial that the Buckeyes pick the right young man to back up Braxton. With the history of injuries that Miller has exhibited, should he go down again, we want the right person in there taking the helm and making sure the offense doesn’t miss a step.
Seems as if they’re pretty confident that Barrett is that guy.