Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State in 2014: the Big Ten Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title contest.
His stats in those games:
- Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin: 257 passing yards, three TDs.
- Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama: 243 passing yards, one TD; 43 rushing yards.
- CFB Playoff title game vs. Oregon: 242 passing yards, one TD; 38 rushing yards, one TD.
Obviously, he played well, helping lead Urban Meyer's program to three straight wins and a national championship. Apparently there's a lot of room to improve, though. According to OSU cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs, Jones is a "significantly" better player this spring.
A significantly better Cardale Jones is a scary concept for the rest of college football.
Ohio State is expected to start the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in the country. The Buckeyes open their campaign Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech.