Meyer: Chance both Barrett, Jones will play
He’s still not giving an inch. In fact, Urban Meyer might be going in the opposite direction.
The Ohio State coach addressed the media on Monday to answer the almighty question in college football.
No, he still hasn’t made a decision on whether he’ll roll with J.T. Barrett or Cardale Jones to start next Monday’s opener at Virginia Tech. That decision, he said, will be decided internally in the next few days.
But Meyer didn’t shut down the idea of a two-quarterback system.
“There’s a chance they’ll both play,” Meyer said.
Meyer’s comments regarding the matter were similar to what he said in the second episode of Scarlet and Gray Days. He talked again about when he used the two-quarterback system at Florida with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow in 2006.
Still, one has to be the starter. Just in case you forgot, Meyer has a plan on when that information will go public.
“When the first guy takes the snap,” Meyer said.
Meyer also addressed the depth issues the Buckeyes are facing at receiver for the opener. With a season-ending injury to Noah Brown and suspensions to Corey Smith, Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson, the Buckeyes won’t be at full strength at the skill positions for the opener.
Johnnie Dixon has also had lingering knee tendinitis after he had surgery on both of them last year.
“Depth is a concern,” Meyer said. “Talent isn’t.”
Meyer did praise Braxton Miller’s last three days of practice and said that he looks like a receiver now. Meyer previously said he hopes the former Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year is his starting H-back.
The Buckeyes will begin their title defense on the road next Monday when they look to avenge last year’s loss against Virginia Tech.