Ohio State Football: Week 1 Fall Camp Stock Report

The first week of fall camp for the 2014 season is about to wrap up at Ohio State, and unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of storylines to be found in Columbus.
Whether it’s health concerns over their Heisman Trophy candidate, the return of a formerly dismissed player or Urban Meyer’s thoughts on various position battles, the Buckeyes have found a way to consistently manufacture headlines with three weeks to go until their season opener against Navy.

What follows is a firsthand account from inside Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center over the last week. The Buckeyes have hardly hit their stride yet, but will look to build on a strong start as two-a-day practices approach in the coming week.

Miller Maintenance

As the media was welcomed to witness Ohio State’s third practice of the week on Wednesday, one observation in particular was made by those in attendance: Star quarterback Braxton Miller was hardly participating.

With Miller’s importance to the Buckeyes having been compared to that of LeBron James’ to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was obviously concerning to see the reigning two-time Big Ten MVP sitting out in favor of understudies Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett. But as Ohio State offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner explained, Miller’s limited action on Wednesday was a part of a bigger plan to bring him back from offseason shoulder surgery.

“We have a really good plan to get him where he needs to be Aug. 30, and we don’t…

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