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Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Posted on: September 22, 2011 12:38 pm
Edited on: September 22, 2011 12:39 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It seems that three games was all Ohio State head coach Luke Fickell needed to see from quarterback Joe Bauserman to realize a change was needed for the Buckeyes on offense. Fickell announced on his radio show Thursday morning that freshman Braxton Miller would start at quarterback for the Buckeyes on Saturday against Colorado.

While Bauserman performed well in Ohio State's opener against Akron, throwing for 3 touchdowns, he wasn't very good against Toledo and Miami the next two weeks. In those two games Bauserman completed only 41% of his passes for 202 yards and 1 touchdown. Miller also played well against Akron in the opener, throwing for 130 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 30 yards.

He didn't see any time on the field against Toledo, but played against Miami, throwing 4 passes for 22 yards. Like Bauserman, he didn't have much of a positive impact against Miami, and had two costly turnovers, but he also brought a bit of a spark to the Ohio State offense. Miller's ability to make things happen with his legs is just a facet of the offense that is not available when Bauserman is in the game.

It's also something that's needed with the suspensions of so many Buckeyes playmakers stemming from the fiasco last season that led to the dismissal of Jim Tressel and departure of Terrelle Pryor.

Miller was one of the most highly-touted quarterbacks coming out of high school last season, and was seen as the eventual successor to Pryor in Columbus. While he wasn't supposed to be starting this soon, it's become pretty clear that Ohio State isn't going to win the Big Ten this season with Bauserman at the helm, so it seems the coaching staff feels it's time for Miller to get some experience.

Though Bauserman is still expected to share time with Miller under center.
Comments

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Bauserman has done nothing to win the  starting QB job other than being a senior.  The right move is to allow either Miller or Guiton play.  I liked what I saw from Miller against Miami.  As a freshman mistakes will be made.  I recall Terrelle Pryor fumbling the game against Penn State in 2008.  Miller will learn from his mistakes and by seasons end I would not be surprised to see the Buckeyes in the Big Ten title game.  The offensive line looked great along with Hall and Hyde running the ball.  The Buckeyes will be just fine and it's time to tune up for the rest of the season starting with Colorado. 



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:11 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Timmy or tuey your from mo u have no say this is the big ten dopy. all you have is Laloser larussa who fell off the bar stool and skinned his head and the cheifs who are not going to any bowl. Money mouth



Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

That is a hilarious take and that's coming from a Buckeye fan.  You're right...the hammer is coming and I'm not looking forward to it at all...



Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

The kid has talent. However, its going to take more then a freshman to get OSU back in the hunt. OSU fans seem to forget that the NCAA is has yet to make a decision on what they are going to do. The forfiets from last year really dont matter, they will lose bowl appearances and with that, The recruits will look else where. Those recruits will go to Mich, Neb, Wisc, and even M state or Iowa. Why go to a school that wont play in a bowl game or have a chance to contend for national title for 1-2 or even 3 years. 

USC????  30 scholarships.. Pete Carrol fled and they still stung them.

Sorry. But the Horseshoe will be silent for a couple more years now, I was starting to get tired of listening to 105,000 plus truck drivers hoot and holler. OSU reminds me alot like our lil brother, but more like those distant relatives we all have that wins the lotto and spends it all and then looks around for someone to blame. Get that flat screen for the double wide, de game is ooonnn!!!!




Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

drop a note to Lady Gaga..come out, and then do us all a favour, and hang yourself.


tipinmy40
Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:54 pm
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Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

timmy or tiny go find lassie you whimp



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

I thought this article was about who was going to be the starting quarterback for Ohio State.  After reading the first page of the comments I wondered what I had missed.  Then it came to me.  The people writing these comments are as poorly informed on the subject matter as the offensive brain trust of the Buckeyes was last Saturday night.  A look at the results proves this to be a correct assumption.



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

All I'm saying is this is chicken shit drivel. Michigan fans have said they would beat us for the past 10 years and it aint happening. Let the scoreboard do the talking.


tipinmy40
Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 8:02 pm
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