Meyer Gives Take On QB Battle

Urban Meyer took some time to talk with the media Friday afternoon after a fundraiser for the Ted Ginn Foundation, and it's no surprise the status of Ohio State's quarterbacks came up.

A quarterback controversy at Ohio State?

Don't count head coach Urban Meyer among those worried.

Meeting with the media after a fundraiser for the Ted Ginn Foundation on Friday in Sandusky -- on his birthday, no less -- Meyer fielded questions about topics ranging from his big day to the looming competition for the Ohio State quarterback job.

Meyer's take? Yes, it will be a tough competition, but having three quarterbacks is better than none.

"It's much harder if they weren't good players, to be real honest," Meyer said. "Try to move the football with a bad quarterback. That's a bad deal. It's real difficult. Fortunately, I haven't had to do that. They're very talented guys."

Of course, that is true, and there's not a bad option among Braxton Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP; J.T. Barrett, who went 11-1 last year and finished fifth in the Heisman voting while setting a new league TD record; and Cardale Jones, who won the last three games to capture the national championship.

Still, Meyer admitted that with any battle, there will be some players who will end up seeing their team dwindle, and that's the toughest part.

"The human element is dangerous," Meyer said. "If it's about them, it can be very bad. If it's about the team -- I think our culture right now wouldn't support something about them. The three individuals involved -- the only bad thing that I see right now is that there's one or two of those individuals that aren't going to play a lot and that's terrible because all three of those guys have done major things for us. They're not freshmen or rookies. All three of them have had a major impact in this program -- a major impact. You go down in Ohio State history and those names are going to be there."

Meyer also discussed Miller's recent statement that he's ready to go, Jones -- joking about the quarterback being late to the event for his former coach's foundation -- and other topics in the video above.

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