Ohio State could change its depth chart at quarterback this week after all. No, the Buckeyes are not starting someone other than J.T. Barrett against Army, but they could have one more quarterback at their disposal.
Urban Meyer said injured signal-caller Joe Burrow is “probable” for Saturday’s game. Burrow hurt his throwing hand in the middle of training camp last month and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Burrow, a sophomore, had battled Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell for the Ohio State backup job before his injury.
Buckeyes starter J.T. Barrett has been the target of scrutiny following Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma last week, but Meyer has said repeatedly the team will stick with him as its starter in the foreseeable future.
But with a soft schedule in the coming weeks (vs. Army, vs. UNLV, at Rutgers), the Buckeyes might be able to get some of their reserve quarterbacks some in-game reps. That could include Burrow if he’s healthy.
Hill still suspended
Meyer also said that Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Hill will remain suspended for Saturday’s game against Army. The team announced Hill was suspended indefinitely before the start of the season, and there is no clear timetable on his return.