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Why is this news?: Surprise, Ohio State has the best quarterbacks in the country, Braxton Miller could give them an edge

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"Ohio State has an impossible quarterback question to answer entering the the 2015 season, but the good news for the Buckeyes is that hardly anyone has ever had comparable talent at the position."

-Matt Brown, Sports on Earth

Brown ranks the top five teams at each position group across college football.  To no ones surprise, the Buckeyes hold the top spot at the quarterback position.  In fact, one could make a strong argument that Ohio State has the most talent at the quarterback position ever assembled on a single team.  When your possible third string quarterback is a two-time conference MVP, you are doing all right for yourself at the most important position in football.

Brown also ranks several Buckeye position groups in their respective top fives; with only the Buckeye receivers failing to crack the top five in their position group.  Not to be outdone by the quarterbacks, the linebacker group also boasts the top overall ranking; the combination of Lee, Perry, and Raekwon will indeed be strong.  The only real gripe I have is with the offensive line rankings, where the Buckeyes come in third and Michigan State takes first.  Maybe its the conference rivalry in me being stirred up, but I would take the OSU line any day over the MSU line.  Even after I take off my scarlet and gray glasses.

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football."

Braxton Miller via David Regimbal, Bleacher Report

I go back and forth everyday.  Every hour sometimes.  I have also done multiple flip-flops in regards to Braxton; from "no way is he the quarterback now" to "how could he not be the quarterback."  Regimbal has a good point.  The 2014 Ohio State team was spurred on from the start after Braxton's injury.  They had something to rally around, and more importantly something to prove.  Regimbal applies that same line of thinking to Braxton's current situation; because does he ever have something to prove, at least as a quarterback.  And that means something to prove in regards to throwing the football, we all know Braxton is an other-worldly athlete running the football.

It is just hard to see Braxton becoming as good throwing the football as J.T. or Cardale are.  Is he capable? Sure.  But on at team with so much offensive talent the quarterback will need to be a distributor of the football.  Something J.T. and Cardale do better than Braxton.  My final guess is that J.T. or Cardale will be the "real" quarterback and Braxton will receive a certain number of snaps per game at the position; thus utilizing his running ability.

"In case you were worried, J.T Barrett isn't worried about missing the ESPYs."

-Doug Lesmerises, Northeast Ohio Media Group

I wasn't worried.  Were you?  J.T. is about the last person I would expect to be upset (at least publicly) about this.  What I don't like though, is that Eli Apple's mom felt compelled to voice her displeasure about J.T. not attending the ESPYs on twitter.  I was glad J.T. took to twitter and told her to "chill" but still, why are parents of players tweeting such things?  Who stands to benefit? What good are you hoping to accomplish?  Maybe I am just paranoid about any hint of a quarterback controversy.  Or maybe I am just naïve to think that three very accomplished and deserving quarterbacks will continue to be besties throughout the season.  I do know I am reading too much into a tweet by someone mom.

"I think what you'll see from Auburn this year is almost a mirror image of the way Ohio State played with Cardale Jones,"

-John Talty, Al.com

Ohio State beat Alabama playing with Cardale Jones. Auburn wants to beat Alabama, and they want their own version of Cardale.  Jeremy Johnson, taking over for the departed Nick Marshall, certainly has the Cardale body type at 6'5" and 240 pounds.  He also has a cannon for an arm.

Auburn wants to run a power spread offense similar to the style of offense the Buckeyes ran throughout the post season with Cardale at the helm.  If Auburn gets a Cardale-like performance out of Johnson they will have a successful season.

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