The Ohio State Buckeyes suffered a huge blow on Tuesday with the news that senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entorety of the 2014 college football season. However, as heartbreaking as it is, the fact remains that the games must go on, and redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will now be leading the charge on offense for this team.
Now the big problem for a lot of people is that they’re worried that Barrett might not be as reliable of a backup as Kenny Guiton was last season while Miller was out, although Urban Meyer might disagree a bit with that sentiment.
In speaking to the media, Meyer did note that there are some similarities to Barrett and Guiton, who did not lose a game in place of Miller last season.
“The best quarterbacks are great distributors … I thought Kenny Guiton was one of the best I have been around in terms of getting the ball out quickly to the playmakers and letting them make plays. My initial evaluation with JT is he is very good at that.”
To further add to the praise, he called Barrett “Guiton-ish.”
“This kid is kind of Guitonish, very calm, cool and collected … that’s a term we use here now, Guitonish,” he said with a smile.
Again, and this goes without saying, if Barrett can be anything near what Guiton was in relief of Miller, this team will be in good shape.