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Buckeyes’ new No. 2 QB and latest on Braxton Miller

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One of the most important positions on the Ohio State Buckeyes’ roster is backup quarterback.

As Kenny Guiton proved last year, the Buckeyes’s No. 2 signal caller can be called upon at any time and possibly be forced to win the game.

Quarterback Braxton Miller has been plagued by multiple nagging injuring over the past two seasons. Guiton played in 15 games during that time and started two contests. Guiton was a senior, though. And Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has been searching for a new backup.

Meyer may have found found one.

Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has taken a “slight lead” in the competition, according to The Columbus Dispatch‘s Tim May.

“And that’s because of his (taking advantage of his) opportunities,” Meyer told May.

It was only a matter of time before Barrett moved up the depth chart. Barrett was a highly regarded four-star recruit in the 2013 class. Sophomore Cardale Jones, on the other hand, wasn’t recruited to Columbus by Urban Meyer and his staff.

It simply took the younger signal caller time to develop and gain confidence.

“He was always kind of a quiet guy,” Meyer said. “He’s starting to act like a quarterback.”

The Buckeyes may need Barrett to mature quickly. Miller is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Meyer has repeatedly stated his starting quarterback is “right on schedule” in his recovery, but Barrett needs to be ready in case he has to play against the Navy Midshipmen or Virginia Tech Hokies in weeks one and two.

Miller’s status will become more clear at the start of the week.

“He scrimmaged today; just limited throws is where we’re at right now,” Meyer said. “We’re expecting Monday to take a big step.”

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41 Responses to “Buckeyes’ new No. 2 QB and latest on Braxton Miller”
  1. laxer37 says: Aug 17, 2014 7:12 PM

    Does Braxton’s shoulder injury really matter? His running ability is what makes him so dangerous. Even when completely healthy he’s shown to have very average passing skills.

    It appears OSU once again enjoys an extremely soft schedule so OSU won’t need Miller to be perfect. They should easily win most weeks by default in the soft Big Ten.

  2. steeler1nation says: Aug 17, 2014 7:54 PM

    Laxer, your anti-OSU trolling is boring.

  3. nooch24 says: Aug 17, 2014 8:14 PM

    He’s a qb.. Last time I check they need a healthy shoulder to throw

  4. cwjim says: Aug 17, 2014 8:36 PM

    158 QB rating, completed 63% of his passes and threw 24 TDs to 7 INTs. If you think that’s average passing, you have been blessed with some great QBs at your school.

  5. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 8:37 PM

    Nooch24:

    Last time i checked Braxton Miller couldnt hit water if he fell out of a boat. Hes a horrible passer. laxer37 is 100 percent correct.

    Its not our fault you idiot Suckeye State fans are stupid

  6. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 8:39 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    You should have died at birth.

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 8:40 PM

    Cwjim:

    Only in theLittle 14 is that considered good QB play. johnny manziel had 37 TDs 13 INTs and 4114 yards and 7 rushing TDs.

    braxton miller is lucky he doesnt play in the SEC and so is Ohio State, they would lose 4-5 games a year if they played in a real conference not the MAC plus conference called the Little 14

  8. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 8:46 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    Mad because there is more Buckeye fans in Cleveland than Browns fans lol!!!

  9. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 8:48 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    I’d be a Texas a&m fan also if I lived in Cleveland lol.

  10. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 8:53 PM

    Sorry my bad Johnny had 9 rushing TDs and 759 yds rushing. Thats called a real QB, Little 14 fans.

  11. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 8:57 PM

    Braxton Miller’s passing stats vs Michigan 6 for 15 133 yds. Lmao. Nice completion percentage

    Vs Michigan St 6 for 21 for 101 yds.

    Lol yeah thats a real QB.

  12. blendedwhiskey says: Aug 17, 2014 10:36 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    Take your Johnny D-Bag love over to the PFT site where it belongs. I’m sure they will all be so amused with you, just like convicts are with fresh fish. Your comments here were annoying, then tiresome, now just plain pathetic. Get a life and move on. Nothing for you to see here. BTW, your mom is calling to tell you to quick popping your zits on the bathroom mirror. So very nasty!!

    jrs45,

    We should have been so lucky, but some do manage to crawl their way out of the medical waste container.

  13. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 10:41 PM

    Blendedwhiskey and jrs45:

    You clowns cant handle the truth. When you 2 morons have a point, that will be a first.

    Go crawl back into your holes and stfu losers.

    Nice overrated, fraudulent and cowardly team you root for. Lmao. Heres a $1 buy a clue

  14. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 10:43 PM

    Lmao Pride of the Suckeyes blendedwhiskey. Go have another drink loser.

  15. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:50 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy = is actually the guy who hid women in his basement. brownsmakemecrazy is Castro!!!!

  16. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:52 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    Who is your team chump? Alabama? Florida? Tennessee? I’m guessing it’s ole miss. That area fits right in with Cleveland.

  17. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 10:55 PM

    Jrs45:

    Go study your diet and nutrition so you can calm your IBS.

  18. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:55 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    I do make a point. You should have died at birth.

  19. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 10:59 PM

    I hope you are better at diet n nutrition than you are with your football knowledge, because you are clueless

  20. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 11:00 PM

    You are a waste of space. Go jump in a sinkhole clown.

  21. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:03 PM

    Clownsmakemecrazy,

    Just for the record. Point.

    Ohio State’s all time record against the SEC is 7-11-2.

  22. jrs45 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:05 PM

    You are a waste of space. Go jump in a sinkhole clown:

    Now why would I want to go to Cleveland? No thanks!

  23. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 11:18 PM

    Ohio state is 0-9 moron. Where do u get your info moron?

  24. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 11:19 PM

    I see why u dont talk football now. Lmao.

  25. kralnor says: Aug 17, 2014 11:19 PM

    Lololololo suckeyes! Little 14!! Lololololo this guy is hilarious. His bf must never stop giggling,

  26. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 11:31 PM

    Kralnor. Suckeye States bowl record is hilarious. Not even .500 since 1920. Lmao.

    Lady year, Your QB completion percentage of 40% and 28% vs Michigan and Michigan St is hilarious.

    When USC smacked your sorry ass team 35-3 in the Coliseum, when Pete Carroll smacked down the Vest, then a freshmannQB beat you in your own stadium the next year.

    Its crystal clear why Ohio State never schedules any good non-conference games, because they lose like they got smacked down 2x by USC.

  27. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 17, 2014 11:33 PM

    All you suckeye fans can sit down, shut up, and go back in your holes.

  28. demdawgz says: Aug 17, 2014 11:58 PM

    FYI Miller was hurt the last 2 games. Guiton should have been put in buy Myer has a man crush on Miller. $ec has some pretty weak a $$ schedules as well. The dominance of the $ec is numbered.

  29. jalei3 says: Aug 18, 2014 1:30 AM

    Now correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t 2 middle of the pack Big 12 programs completely destroy the notion that teams from other power conferences couldn’t compete in the SEC on a weekly basis? Didn’t a bottom 3rd Big 12 team play in the SEC title in their 2nd year in that conference? Didn’t a QB who was lightly recruited by a then average Big 12 team just dominate SEC defenses in his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons? Didn’t Florida, one of those awesome SEC powers, lose at home to an FCS team that didn’t even complete a pass? Maybe I’m just misinformed…

  30. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 7:21 AM

    brownsmakemecrazy,

    Hey Clowns fan. That’s all-time record against sec not just bowl games. Also, you have to include Mizz and a&m right? Aren’t they sec loser?

  31. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 7:25 AM

    Clownsfan,

    You keep bringing up crap since 1920? I understand you were alive then but OSU has had 10+ wins in ten times since 2002. Keep hating troll!

    7 National Championships

    11 Heismans

    The Ohio State University!

  32. classyjacklambert says: Aug 18, 2014 7:26 AM

    But seriously why are the buckeyes so bad against teams outside the B1G, especially in bowl games? Not trolling, just a question.

  33. noworries2359 says: Aug 18, 2014 8:57 AM

    People like browns…. crack me up. Dude cares more about Ohio State than the actual fans of the team. Its 2014, and he is on here talking about the past like a girl or something. But then again, everybody HATES the guy on top, the boss, the CEO, and Ohio State. Meanwhile, the season goes on, and the fans still cheer.

  34. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:19 AM

    FYI – brownsmakemecrazy isn’t a Browns fan. Check PFT and you will find that he is a Browns Troll.

  35. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 1:00 PM

    noworries2359,

    You got that right!

  36. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 18, 2014 3:01 PM

    No wonder you dont talk sports moron jrs45. Was Texas A&M and Missori in the SEC when the Suckeyes played them? No.

    Therefore Suckeye State is 0-9 vs the SEC. Sit down shut up moron.

  37. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:04 PM

    Moron. I was counting regular season games. You are only counting “Bowl” games!!! I didn’t even add Mizz or Texas a&m.

    As I stated before you should have died at birth. Browns troll.

  38. jrs45 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:10 PM

    Ohio State is 6-1 vs. Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Know your sec buddy. The sec has those teams right? Stupid Ohio State and Browns troll. I’m sure your a michigan/penn st fan and steelers/ravens fan. You just get off on ripping on the Buckeyes.

  39. watchfullhose says: Aug 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy says:

    HEY

    PAY ATTENTION TO ME!

  40. youpeopleareallthesame says: Aug 19, 2014 8:23 PM

    Columbus faithful here. This news effing sucks. I hope the best for Braxton (obviously) but fricking eff this news

  41. pigskin6900 says: Aug 20, 2014 10:55 PM

    I am a neutral fan, I say OSU still wins ten games with new QB. It is a better schedule than last year, and will get better in upcoming years. It is sad for Miller, seems like a real good kid, not great passer, but hell of a competitor. I agree Guiton should have played in both MSU and Clemson games.

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