Quarterback is seemingly the only position on the field where OSU isn't waiting for a big name player to return from suspension. They would be, though, if Terrelle Pryor hadn't darted off to the NFL.
Nobody can save the mess they have at quarterback. It has basically come down to seeing who will make fewer mistakes, Joe Bauserman or Braxton Miller.
Neither can throw, as they are both completing exactly 51 percent of their passes.
It's not like you can rely on Miller running the ball either, as he is only averaging three yards a carry. Heck, his offensive line nearly got him killed in their previous game, as the opponent's defensive line was constantly in the backfield.
These quarterbacks need all the help they can get, yet receivers are constantly dropping the ball and are unable to get open.
Michigan shouldn't have too much of a problem with these quarterbacks, especially if it's Bauserman.
How in the world is OSU going to be able to throw the ball on Michigan, when their passing attack currently ranks 111th in the country, while Michigan's young secondary is currently 16th best against the pass.
This unit will only get better. Blake Countess has only begun to see his first game action, and is already being talked about as a possible starter in the coming weeks.
If a freshman in Countess is potentially starting over a senior like Troy Woolfolk, what does that tell you about the depth and young talent in Michigan's secondary?