Jones to start at QB for Buckeyes Saturday

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer says Cardale Jones has not been beaten out for the starting quarterback job at Ohio State.

So Cardale’s keeping it.

Jones will start against Western Michigan Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

“He was the quarterback in the spring, the only healthy one. He finished training camp as the starting quarterback. At times, he has played very good. At other times, he has not.” Meyer told reporters Wednesday. “To replace him, somebody has to pass him up out there or in games. That hasn’t happened.”

J.T. Barrett played the bulk of the Northern Illinois game after Jones was pulled. Jones threw two interceptions early in the game.

“…We have great, great people who are very successful quarterbacks. We are trying to get everybody on the same page and going.” Meyer said.

Meyer was also quick to say the blame for Ohio State’s offensive struggles do not rest with the quarterback position.

“It’s not him… It’s the offense right now that’s in a funk. It’s like when people say, Oh, what a great game by the quarterbacks. No, it was a great game by the offense. When you’re not getting protected, when you’re not balanced and not controlling the line of scrimmage, when you’re not perimeter blocking very good, the quarterback struggles.” Meyer said.
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