Ohio State Football: Breaking Down Buckeyes’ Backup QB Battle

While many college football programs will spend the spring trying to decide on a new starting quarterback, the Ohio State Buckeyes are in a much more enviable situation as they aim to decide on who will be the backup behind star signal-caller Braxton Miller.

Miller elected to delay his professional career for another year and come back for his senior season in Columbus, leaving OSU with the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year at the helm.

The question now remains: Will redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett or true freshman Stephen Collier back up the Buckeye legend?

Kenny Guiton was arguably the best backup quarterback in the country last year, as he filled in admirably when Miller was injured early in the 2013 season. Guiton finished the year with 1,079 total yards and 19 total touchdowns with just two interceptions. However, he has graduated, opening the door for a new No. 2.

In a strange twist, Miller will be limited in the spring after having minor outpatient surgery on his throwing shoulder in February.

While injuries are never a positive, his is oddly convenient and will allow for his two backups to split more time during spring practice, giving them more time to impress Urban Meyer and his staff.

Come along as we break down OSU’s two contenders for the No. 2 slot on the depth chart.

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