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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: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

I compare Michigan to a pretty girl with a belly and a fat sloppy ass. Northern michigan is scenic and nice. The farther south you go it gets worse and worse and worse. What a shithole of a state. Go bucks and about time Fickell put that shithead on the bench.




Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

WOW ohio STATE IS GOING TO GET AN OLD FASHION AS. SLAPPIN SATURDAY.... OH WELLMoney mouth



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

I've been an Ohio State fan all my life. I'm not fond of Michigan as much as the next Buckeye is and I believe the last 10 years they got back what they gave us but the way you guys talk about each other is appalling! Show some respect to each other.



Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Helen Keller would have had a good outing vs. Akron.  osu is panicking and 'throwing the Bauserman out with the bath water'.


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:59 pm
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Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

VolsRBack: the hell does that mean if someone is covered in tats or not?? stupid ass comment bro..



Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

What the hell does that mean dude???



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

It wont make a bit of difference Ohio has too many problems and will for a few years now.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Do wins count when you CHEAT? wheres Dirty Jim again...Exactly.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Did anyone notice Bauserman laughing on the sidelines during the Miami game last week just after the offensive series ended? this might have had something to do with his benching and also that he blows.

Coach Fik needs to pound the ball and run 75% of the time. I still do not understand why they stopped running the ball in the Miami game when they were gashing the Canes defense for 5-8 yard runs. Ohio State has to play smash mouth ball until Miller is comfortable in the pocket and can throw down field.

Lastly, can someone please hold Bauserman down and shave off that fizzy, fuzzy blonde carpet he has on his face? So annoying! 


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