No football coach wants to deal with a quarterback controversy in the middle of a season, especially one that came out of the blue as the result of an injury. With the frequent injuries and unpredictable nature of football, it is sometimes hard to avoid.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has some experience with a two-quarterback system. You might remember that his first national title with Florida came in 2006 with Chris Leak leading the Gators attack as the starter under center. There was another player in the mix, but the name escapes me right now.
Having been through a season with Chris Leak playing well and Tim Tebow emerging, Meyer knows exactly how to take advantage of having two talented athletes at quarterback. After replacing starter Braxton Miller—who went down with a knee injury—in Week 2, Guiton has thrown for 12 touchdowns.
In this article by ESPN.com’s Austin Ward, which explains that there really is no controversy within the Ohio State program, Meyer acknowledges that Guiton has been brilliant in Miller’s absence. He also knows that Miller is undefeated as a starter under his watch, coming in fifth in the 2012 Heisman Trophy voting:
I don’t know if playing both together is reality… I keep thinking of a way because I love both those players; I think they’re good players. But I don’t know. If Kenny was a better wide receiver than one of our receivers, he’d be playing wide receiver. If…