We’re just a mere few days away from the college football season beginning for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and that all really came to light on Monday afternoon as head coach Urban Meyer took to the podium for his first press conference of this season.
Among the topics that were discussed were new starting quarterback J.T. Barrett:
“It’s pretty close, it was thrust upon us rather quickly,” Meyer said. “In my heart, I thought Braxton would be ready to go — I didn’t envision this. And so I thought, man, this is going to be a really close battle for the backup spot … J.T. is the starting quarterback, but there’s not big separation. ” It’s why Meyer won’t rule out using Jones – a 6–foot-5, 250-pounder with a cannon for an arm – as a complement to Barrett.
As well as whether is not Miller will be on the trip to Baltimore this weekend following his surgery this week, which he did say that the former starter will not be taking the trip as he stays home to rehab the shoulder.
You can watch Meyer address all this and more in the video below of his first press conference of the season.