In some alternate universe Ohio State has 3 nattys in 4 years.
2012: No bowl ban. We beat an awful Notre Dame team
2013: This team was too flawed. I see 14 million realities and we lose to FSU in all of them
2014: Ohio State still wins natty
2015: No rain in the MSU game, Most talented OSU team in the Urban era goes on to beat an average Bama team lead by Jake Coker and a young Deshaun Watson
what if he gets hurt?
Is this not true for every football team ever? What if Tom Brady, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers get hurt? Those teams would be fucked just like we'll be fucked if we lose Fields. Having one good QB isn't the exception, it's the norm. Obviously you want depth at all positions but if there's one position you can afford not to have depth at and still win a championship, its QB. One of my favorite quotes of all time is when Jon Gruden asked the Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator why Peyton Manning's backup didn't get more reps, his response: “Fellas, if ‘18’ goes down, we’re fucked. And we don’t practice fucked."
We might as well embrace that moniker because there's a reason having your third string QB lead you to the national championship has only happened once. Those things aren't meant to happen which is why the 2014 National Championship will forever be special, it's disrespectful to their legacy to think that the formula for Ohio State to win a national championship is to have QB depth that can suffice the loss of two injured QBs.