Urban Meyer made a great point in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution today. He brought up the fact that he’s had depth at quarterback before.
In 2008, junior Tim Tebow was under center the bulk of the time for the Florida Gators, but backing him up were two quality signal callers in redshirt freshman John Brantley and sophomore Cam Newton.
Tebow obviously just signed with the Eagles. Newton is a Pro Bowl quarterback for the Panthers. And former 5-star recruit Brantley had a star-crossed collegiate career, but generated at least enough interest to sign with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent.
The obvious difference between that situation and what coach Meyer has this year at Ohio State is that every Buckeye quarterback has established himself. Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year. Cardale Jones is 3-0 as a starter with one of those wins coming in the National Championship game. JT Barrett was named as a Heisman Trophy candidate before an injury ended his season last year.
Still, it must be reassuring to OSU fans that Meyer has some valuable experience to help guide his decision-making…Almost as reassuring as the end result of that 2008 season: a 24-14 win over Oklahoma in the BCS title game.
Read more from the AJC here. Article includes Meyer’s philosophy of when he will offer a recruit, how often he’s been asked by recruits about Aaron Hernandez, and he names a player he thinks is a future Buckeye captain. Oh, and there’s a photo of Raekwon McMillan lifting a log that’s on fire?