The shenanigans surrounding Braxton Miller and a possible transfer to Alabama took a new turn on Thursday.
After a couple days where stories detailing multiple visits to Alabama’s campus ran amuck, via Bleacher Report that a transfer to a new school “isn’t happening.”
But don’t expect the rumor mill to stop turning just yet. We have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of the Miller-to-Alabama storylines.
The curious case surrounding the Buckeyes quarterback all starting with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum said on the radio the other day that a source at Alabama had alerted him to the possibility of Miller transfering.
In the short time since that initial report, there has been a back-and-forth of conflicting storylines.
Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban denied knowledge of the matter on Tuesday, reportedly saying “I don’t even know who you’re talking about.”
Atlanta-based journalist Ray Glier reported via Twitter on Wednesday that Miller has visited Alabama three times. Thursday morning, B/R’s Barrett Sallee tweeted that the report of multiple visits to the school aren’t accurate.
What exactly is going on here?
When you step back and look at the primary headline,the initial idea of Miller transfering for his final collegiate season isn’t a good one. After missing all of last season with a shoulder injury, his chances of playing next fall seem greater if he stays put at Ohio State.
Yes, there is heavy competition to be the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback next season, and Teddy Mitrosilis of FOX Sports points that Miller might be a fit on a Crimson Tide team that is also trying to fill the starting quarterback role.
However, it still seems like a bit of a stretch to go after a graduate transfer coming off an injury affecting his throwing arm.
The rumors and speculation are surely far from over. Now we’ll see how long it takes for a source to refute the report that the transfer “isn’t happening.”
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