COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Braxton Miller smiles when the prospect of a bowl trip comes up in the conversation.
There was no midwinter journey to a sunnier, warmer spot for the Ohio State quarterback and his teammates a year ago, the result of NCAA sanctions stemming from the tattoo scandal that rocked the program two years ago.
But now the Buckeyes are back in play, both in their conference and in the national picture.
”We’ve got something to look forward to,” Miller said with a grin.
There are a lot of smiles around the Buckeyes’ training camp these days. Smiles for the extra incentive of a major bowl trip and a shot at a national championship, not to mention just playing in the Big Ten’s title game.
Coming off a 12-0 season in Urban Meyer’s first as coach, the Buckeyes have 14 starters back including nine on an explosive offense headed by Miller. The defense has fresh faces, but no one questions the talent level.
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