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By Matt McCoy
Since Braxton Miller returned from injury, Kenny Guiton has not taken a snap as Buckeye quarterback, but Coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday's Big Ten coaches teleconference that it still might happen.
Meyer considered bringing Guiton in last weekend at Northwestern when the Buckeyes were down 23-13. He stuck with Miller, who overcame his three turnovers and delivered down the stretch, helping Ohio State rally for a 40-30 win.
Nonetheless, Meyer said he and the offensive coaching staff are mulling over the benefits of giving Guiton a few meaningful series down the road.
"We are having those conversations and it's very complicated," Meyer said. "When do you take a quarterback out and when do you put him back in? We kind of did that years ago (at Florida with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow) but I don't know. I don't have an answer for you now."
Meyer was asked if the dilemma of whether to give Guiton playing time is troubling.
"The only thing that's troubling is that we have such admiration for Kenny Guiton that we'd like to get him in the game," Meyer said. "It's very comforting, not troubling to know that I have two good quarterbacks."
Pass Defense Needs Work
With a bye coming Saturday, the Buckeye pass defense is getting extra attention this week according to Meyer. Ohio State has allowed 10 touchdown passes, tied with Iowa for the most in the Big 10. OSU is seventh in pass defense for the season and tenth in two weeks of conference play.
"It's not just coverage it's pass rush and the combination with pass defense," Meyer said. "We've devoted so much energy to stopping the run...that we've given up far too many pass plays and big plays in the passing game."
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