On the heels of its second week of fall camp, the Ohio State football team held its annual media day, giving members of the press an opportunity to meet with the Buckeyes players and coaches. After Urban Meyer provided an update on the status of his squad—including where star quarterback Braxton Miller’s health stands—members of the OSU roster flooded the practice field inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for their first interviews of the preseason.
What follows is an eyewitness look at the top takeaways from the Buckeyes’ meeting with the media. Ohio State returns to the practice field on Monday with its second two-a-day session of the preseason.
As has been the case for the better part of the past four offseasons, all eyes were on Miller on Sunday, and for good reason. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery that kept him out of the Buckeyes’ spring session, the two-time Big Ten MVP has been limited thus far in fall camp, hardly participating in an Aug. 6 practice that was open to the media.
And while some may have expected Miller to be further along with three weeks to go until the start of the season, that doesn’t appear to be the case. As Meyer explained on Sunday, his starting quarterback was held out of a Saturday scrimmage, although he still views Miller’s recovery as “on schedule.”
“I anticipated this,” Meyer said. “I’ve dealt with guys with arm issues before, and we’re being very cautious. He could have practiced…
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