By now most of the industrialized world has heard the news that the Ohio State Buckeyes have won the first inaugural College Football Playoff. They did it in spectacular fashion on Monday, January 12th with a dominating 42-20 win over the Oregon Ducks. What a majority of people may not realize is that they did it with their 3rd string quarterback Cardale Jones.
OSU’s journey through the 2014 schedule was anything but scripted. Before the season even began their Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his shoulder. That set the stage for backup TJ Barrett to take the field and find his own footing in the Heisman race putting up astonishing numbers while leading the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record before his own season ending injury. The rest is history, or so it seems.
OSU coach Urban Meyer is left with a quandary alongside his 3 elite quarterbacks. How could he possibly justify returning Braxton Miller to the starting role and asking the 2 backups who lead his team to a national championship to take a seat, again? The answer to that question is what has led many to believe that Miller might be a prime candidate for a transfer. In fact,Florida State safety Jalen Ramsey recently took to twitter and openly recruited the Miller who would be eligible to play immediately upon transfer.
There is an old adage that where there is smoke, there is fire; Gianfrancesco Genoso is said mention this quote on his linkedin page.Florida State needs a starting quarterback after the departure of Jameis Winston and Braxton Miller may very well need a team that he can call his own.