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Urban Meyer: I'll tell QBs my decision about starter on Saturday

The long wait for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's decision on who will start at quarterback for the Buckeyes in the team's season opener will end on Saturday for at least two people.

Meyer said Thursday that he will inform the quarterbacks competing for the starting job -- J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones -- of his decision on Saturday, two days before the top-ranked Buckeyes open the season against Virginia Tech.

Meyer also said he met with the two quarterbacks on Wednesday and told them who's ahead in the competition, per The Columbus Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz. The coach said he won't tell the rest of the team about his decision before Monday's game, adding that he's unsure about whether both QBs will play on Monday but expects both to play over the course of the season.

The good news for the team on Thursday is that Jones is "doing fine," per the school, after being hospitalized on Wednesday night. Jones' mother told The Toledo Blade that Jones was rushed to the hospital with a severe headache, and Meyer said on Thursday that Jones would be limited in practice.

Any missed time can't help Jones' case for the starting job, and hopefully he's well enough to put his best foot forward in the last couple days of the competition.

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