There’s an unwanted quarterback controversy in Columbus, even if Ohio State coach Urban Meyer repeatedly says senior quarterback J.T. Barrett will start.
After a dismal offensive outing in an upset loss against Oklahoma last Saturday, many, including potential Ohio State recruits, were wondering if the Buckeyes should make a change at quarterback.
On ESPN College Gameday, they listed the odds of Barrett being benched. Specifically, they listed those odds at 12-1.
J.T. Barrett could set the Big Ten record for total touchdowns today but ESPN has a betting line of 12-1 that he will lose his job this year pic.twitter.com/BHDJIIghkX
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) September 16, 2017
To put those odds into perspective, Ohio State’s current national title odds sit at 9-1. Meaning, while the Buckeyes do have a better shot at winning the national title, according to Bovada, the odds of them benching Barrett is pretty high.
Barrett has been the center of attention following Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to then-No. 5 Oklahoma.
Some have called for Barrett to be replaced, while others, some top-rated Ohio State prospects, have said Meyer and the Buckeyes’ coaching staff should at least think about making a change.
While Meyer has repeatedly said he’s sticking with Barrett in 2017, that might change should the senior struggle against Army.