J.T. Barrett’s future as Ohio State’s starting quarterback was a hot topic after the Buckeyes’ loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, but coach Urban Meyer reiterated to reporters on Monday that he doesn’t anticipate making a change right now.
“Any decision about any personnel is strictly about who gives us the best opportunity to win. … Right now it’s not even a question,” he said.
Barrett’s in his third season as a team captain, and that’s clearly not something Meyer takes lightly.
“You take all the intangibles, tangibles and everything,” Meyer said. “How much does that play into it? A lot.”
Meyer’s other thoughts Monday…
On Army’s option offense, which always means a shift for the defense:
“You need to spend every waking moment from here until the foot hits the ball preparing for the wishbone.”
On the secondary, which allowed Okahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to throw for 386 yards and currently ranks 97th in opponents’ passing yards per attempt:
“The secondary did not play well.”
On rebounding from the loss:
“This is not the first time we’ve had a tough loss. We’re not blaming anybody. There’s some guys who didn’t play particularly well, but I don’t bring that up too often.”