UNDER CENTER STAGE The most important position battle of them all will take place between redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett as they vie to be Braxton Miller's backup. Gone is the security blanket known as Smooth Jazz leaving a guy who has thrown two collegiate passes and is most recognizable for typing "we ain't come to play SCHOOL" on his keyboard to duke it out with a guy two years removed from an ACL tear sporting zero game experience. Jones, by default, will start as your #2 on the depth chart and while he's got the physical makeup (6'5", 250 lbs) any coach would love he looked largely stiff and unsure of himself in limited minutes a season ago. Tom Herman has been saying all the right things about Jones though I'm not sure if that's more about trying to convince any combo of himself, Jones and the rest of us that he's ready for the gig than it is dealing in reality. Meanwhile, Herman's first quarterback recruit to Columbus, Barrett, sports Guiton-like intangibles and was a top dual-threat QB prospect rated the 11th best player in the state of Texas. Bottom line, not a lot is known about the pair but you can bet there will come a time or two this season where how the winner of this position battle plays will determine an OSU win or loss because Braxton hasn't played an injury free season since his 2nd year of high school.