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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, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

PeteSlappy although i just took a shot at one of your boys.I love the PS you put on the Michigan guy.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Everybody take a good look at his arms because in a year or two his arms will be covered by tatoos.



Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

He looks like John Wall, and thats not even taking the arm sleeve into consideration.




Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Gabbo, so cute. I love when Michigan fans run their mouths after winning a collective zero big games the past 5 years. Enjoy your pre-Big 10 wins, like every other year. It's almost beatdown time (again). Yawn ...

PS, great minds from great educational institutions know they are great. Those unsure of their education remind others how great they are ... 



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:01 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Can someone in-the-know tell me where the term "frosh" comes from?

I know it's used to refer to freshment, but why "frosh" with in "o"??



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Sorry, explain, now this opens the door for Buckeye fan to correct grammatical and spelling errors............oh wait, they might not notice.




Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Whats with the arm sleeve? Is it to cover multiple tattoos. I thought a full arm of tats was the "luckeye sleeve"? Jess Sayin'



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

Braxton Miller is the Poor Mans Terrelle Pryor..........(There is a joke in there O$U fan, if you don't get it, take a two hour drive up to Michigan, and one of us will kindly exxplain it)



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

justin zwick


Justin Zwick may have been a bit more of a disappointment than Bauserman... but that is where the conversation ends.  Zwick is 10x the QB that Bauserman is.  If Troy Smith wouldn't have emerged... and the Bucks were forced to play Zwick... they would have still enjoyed some success.  I absolutely CANNOT say that about Bauserman.




Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Braxton Miller to start for Ohio State

is just a typical michigan bitch.  He trolls the OSU boards hoping to be one of the first to post.  The fact that he is obviously some fat boy in his Mom's basement means he probably does not remember the last time mich beat ohio state.  Its okay, we expect this from little brats between jerk offs to porn. 

Gay porn that it.  Its a known fact that he is a total flamer who watches football in the hope that someone forgets to wear a cup so he can get a peak at their man junk.

Thugs and faggots, its all they breed in that shithole they call Michigan.  He's plays a thug online, but is a fag in real life.  No worries, he crawls back into his hole every November when OSU beats Michigan.  He's gay like that.


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