September 8, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) throws a pass in warmups before the game against the UAB Blazers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 29-15. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Cardale Jones will not see time at QB against Navy in opener

With the recent season-ending injury to Braxton Miller, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett was named the starting quarterback. Barrett recently beat out Cardale Jones on camp for the backup job to Miller.

Now with the Navy opener just two days away, many are wondering whether or not we could possibly see Jones in the game on Saturday, to maybe give the coaching staff a closer look at what he can do in a game situation, in comparison to Barrett who will be starting the game.

Well, that’s not going to happen.

According to, this team will be all Barrett’s. No two-QB system in Columbus.

Offensive coordinator Tom Herman said backup quarterback Cardale Jones had his best week of practice in his career. But there’s no certain plan to get Jones in the game behind J.T. Barrett. This isn’t a two-quarterback team right now. It’s a one-quarterback team.

This is always a good idea. Giving Barrett the full confidence that he can run this football team should go a long way in his progression as the leader of this team. He’s stepping into some big shoes filling in for Miller, so you don’t want to put any sort of doubt in his mind.


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