It may mean absolutely nothing. It may mean everything.
Either way, the only thing it really means is that one will walk out for the opening coin toss and one will not.
Amid a newsy Friday evening, Ohio State announced J.T. Barrett will represent the quarterback room among the Buckeyes’ six 2015 captains.
Proud to announce the Captains of the 2015 Buckeyes. Incredible honor! pic.twitter.com/zIuS6PV6hG
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 28, 2015
“This was the most players I’ve seen receive votes for captains,” head coach Urban Meyer said. “We had 14 players receive votes, but these six separated themselves. This is one of the great accomplishments these young men will experience, to be elected by their peers. And it is very well deserved.”
For the “it means nothing” camp: Connor Cook is not one of Michigan State’s captains this season, which will clearly not stop him from starting at quarterback this fall.
For the “it means everything” camp: How many teams really choose their backup quarterback as team captain?
Either way, Meyer will likely keep his actual starting quarterback decision under wraps until the Buckeyes take the field at Lane Stadium on Labor Day evening. Or maybe he told us all we need to know tonight. It’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma, I tell you.