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After QB Miller's injury, Buckeyes turn to Barrett
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Urban Meyer refers to No. 5 Ohio State's last two practices as "the day after" and "two days after" -- a new calendar dating from when the Buckeyes lost standout quarterback Braxton Miller.
Miller, a two-time Big Ten player of the year, tore the labrum of his right throwing shoulder on an unrushed, seven-yard pass on Monday.
Now every point on the program's timeline will be judged whether it was before Miller's injury or after.
J.T. Barrett, a redshirt freshman who's never taken a collegiate snap, is set to start when the Buckeyes open their season on Aug. 30 against Navy. His teammates and Meyer say he's up to the task, a mature kid with lots of potential who has grown in his time on campus