Meyer appears set on 2-QB system

Matt BuckeyeInsider

Urban Meyer was as frustrated as anyone over the inconsistent play of his offense through the first five games of the season.

Then he caught a glimpse of Houston’s game against SMU last Thursday night and saw something missing from his own team.

Tom Herman, who was Ohio State’s offensive coordinator for last year’s national championship squad, has caught the attention of the college football world this season with his work at Houston. The Cougars are off to a 5-0 start and feature a potent offense led by dual-threat quarterback Gary Ward.

Ward rushed for four touchdowns in a 49-28 win over SMU, with many including Meyer taking notice.

“I kind of watched what Tom did,” said Meyer after he used both Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett at quarterback to beat Maryland on Saturday. “I watched Houston play the other night and they had that tempo with the (quarterback) threat.”

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