Ohio State Buckeye fan favorite Braxton Miller shocked the football world last night when he announced that he was switching from quarterback to hybrid halfback but if you ask head coach Urban Meyer, nothing is official yet.
Speaking to Tim May & Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Post-Dispatch, Meyer stressed that no decision had been made regarding Miller’s position on the team and that people may have “jumped the gun.”
“I haven’t made those decisions yet,” Meyer said. “It seems like it’s a little bit jumping the gun. Braxton came to see me. … He’s been talking to me about it. We’ve been working at it. But I’m not ready to say exactly how we’re going to use him yet.”
The general consensus regarding Miller’s alleged position change is that his throwing shoulder isn’t fully healed. Since he missed all of last season with a shoulder injury and the Buckeyes already have two other quarterbacks in J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones on the roster, it makes more sense for Miller to play another position and let Barrett and Jones duke it out for the starting job under center. Barrett was in the midst of a great season before breaking his ankle against Michigan in November, but Jones stepped right up and managed to lead the team to wins over Alabama and Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Whether or not Miller is changing positions, Buckeyes football and the starting quarterback battle surrounding it just got a whole lot more interesting, and Campus Sports will update this story accordingly.
Ohio State opens the season on the road against Virginia Tech on September 7.
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