The 2013 season was supposed to be Braxton Miller’s chance to make a run at the Heisman Trophy after an epic 2012 campaign that saw Ohio State go undefeated.
And Miller may yet reach Heisman heights, though it’s possible he’ll have to do so after missing two games early in the season. Ohio State’s star quarterback left last Saturday’s game against San Diego State with a left knee injury in the first quarter and remains a game-time decision for the contest against Cal.
Head coach Urban Meyer reiterated Miller’s questionable status heading into the game on his radio show for 97.1 The Fan. From Ari Wasserman of The Plain Dealer:
Meyer said QB Braxton Miller threw yesterday and had a “great workout” in the pool this morning. The team will try to work him out a little more later this afternoon, but he is a game-time decision for Ohio State’s game at California on Saturday.
Meyer said that if Miller isn’t ready to play, then he won’t play. If Miller can play, Meyer still will decide whether he’ll start him or start Kenny Guiton and use Miller only if the Buckeyes absolutely need him. Meyer said he was happy to have that luxury, which happens when you trust your backup the way he does Guiton.
At this point, it seems 50-50 that Miller will start, and if he doesn’t, it’s hard to imagine him playing a significant role in the contest. There’s no reason to rush him back with the Big Ten schedule still looming, especially considering Guiton…
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