The Rise of Barrett and Jones
After Miller went on injured reserve, J.T. Barrett was the first player to step in. He guided the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record before breaking his ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan. But before the injury Barrett broke many of Miller’s records. From there Cardale Jones took over and led OSU to the Big Ten Championship, the College Football Playoff, and the 2014 National Championship. The success of the latter two led to rumors that Miller might transfer.