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Without a question, the most important position on the field is the quarterback. In an Urban Meyer-run offense, it is even more vital that the quarterback be multi-dimensional. Lucky for Coach Meyer, he inherited a team with multiple dual-threat quarterbacks in 2012, one of which is a Heisman caliber football player. Throughout the 2012 season, it was evident that the quarterback position was one of the most talented positions on the undefeated team. That position group started and ended with Heisman contender, Braxton Miller.
After a less than impressive freshman year statistically in 2011 in a Jim Bollman offense, Miller was poised for a stellar sophomore campaign under new head coach Urban Meyer. Miller brought the fans to their feet every fall Saturday afternoon in 2012 totaling just over 3300 total yards and 28 total touchdowns throughout the course of an undefeated season. He likely would have added to those statistics had he not been prone to being knocked out of games. Miller missed extensive time in more than one game, however he missed the entire fourth quarter against Purdue in what looked like a serious, possibly season ending injury. To Miller’s credit, he bounced back every time scoring touchdowns in all but one game in 2012. Miller enters his junior year a Heisman favorite to many experts around the country. Unlike a certain quarterback at Texas A&M, Miller has kept quiet throughout the off-season as he worked with QB guru George Whitfield to improve his mechanics and footwork. College football fans can and should expect big things from #5 this season in Columbus.
“The righty out of the bullpen,” as head coach Urban Meyer called him after Guiton led the Buckeyes to a come from behind win against Purdue, is the most popular backup at Ohio State since Terrelle Pryor in the 2008 season. Guiton will forever be remembered by Buckeye fans everywhere after the win over the Boilermakers as he stepped in for injured starter Braxton Miller. Guiton, an incoming fifth year senior out of Houston, Texas has given Ohio State fans and coaches the peace of mind that if, God forbid Miller is out for an extended period of time, Guiton can take the reins of Meyer’s offense and keep the Buckeyes moving down the field. Guiton, who has never started a game in college, has totaled 144 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions through the air and 53 yards rushing with one score on the ground in four years in Columbus. Entering his final collegiate season, Guiton should expect a resounding cheer from the Horseshoe crowd on senior day in November, and deservingly so.
A member of the 2011 recruiting class and the Glenville pipeline, Cardale Jones is the third quarterback on the Buckeye depth chart. Jones delayed his enrollment at Ohio State by a year and attended Fork Union Military Academy with current Buckeye receiver Michael Thomas. Jones finally did enroll at Ohio State in January of 2012 and took a redshirt during Ohio State’s undefeated season. During the 2012 season, Jones got himself in trouble on Twitter as he expressed his dislike for college classes as compared to his love for the game of football. His ill-advised tweet earned him a one-game suspension and likely a stern talking-to from Meyer. On the field, Jones is a physical specimen as he stands 6’5, 241. Jones has participated in practice almost exclusively without a black jersey which exposes him to contact from the defense. This however should not be a problem for him as his frame matches those of some defenders. Eligible to play this season as a redshirt freshman, Jones will likely carry the clipboard and learn from Miller, Guiton and offensive coordinator Tom Herman.
As the Buckeye’s enter 2013, they will welcome a fourth quarterback JT Barrett, who is a member of the 2013 recruiting class. A Texas recruit like Guiton, Barrett will likely start the season as the fourth string quarterback as he recovers from ACL surgery.
With a Heisman caliber starter, a battle tested backup and talented three-and-four guys, the quarterbacks for the Ohio State Buckeyes will look to improve on a 12-0 season as they begin “The Chase” to a B1G and National Championship.
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At some point in the 2013 season Braxton Miller will be taken out of the game.
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