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Michigan State LB Says J.T. Barrett A "Way Better QB" Than Braxton Miller

Michigan State and Ohio State are set for a huge Big Ten game this Saturday, and for the first time in a long time, the Spartans won't have to prepare for Buckeyes star quarterback Braxton Miller. Instead, given Miller's season-ending right shoulder injury, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett will be making his ninth-straight start for the program. According to at least one MSU player, that isn't necessarily a good thing. 

Michigan State senior linebacker Taiwan Jones, speaking to reporters Tuesday morning, said that Barrett has a "better arm" and is a "way better QB" than Miller. Via Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press:

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Jones isn't the only person with this opinion - there are many in Buckeye country who believe that the program would be better off keeping Barrett as the starter, even if Miller returns in full health next year. Barrett's stats, especially for a first-year player, have been impressive - he's thrown for just under 1,900 yards, 23 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. 

Should Ohio State finish strong and reach a respectable bowl game, it'll be interesting to see what head coach Urban Meyer does in 2015.