Urban Meyer says Ohio State ‘owes’ Braxton Miller

The Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world by transferring longtime quarterback Braxton Miller to wide receiver, and coach Urban Meyer recently made an interesting comment in that the school “owed” Miller.

Tony Gerdeman and Patrick Murphy of The-Ozone.net reported Meyer’s comments on Twitter.

Urban Meyer: "I'm not ashamed to say that we owe Braxton Miller." They are focused on preparing him for the NFL as a receiver.

— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) October 29, 2015

Meyer said they owe Braxton Miller to help him get ready for the NFL. Have to be able to do everything, can't just catch screen passes.

— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) October 29, 2015

That would certainly explain why Miller keeps getting playing time, as he has provided mixed results at receiver this year. He has appeared in every game, but has just 19 catches for 280 yards and three touchdowns.

But Miller has been at Ohio State since 2011, and to just kick him to the curb simply because he missed last year due to injury and the Buckeyes won a championship thanks to Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett would just not be right. Thus, as a way of saying “Thanks for everything you’ve done,” the team clearly opted to move him to receiver so as not to step on the toes of Barrett and/or Jones.

Hopefully, Miller is able to show off some of his freak athleticism in next weekend’s game against Minnesota and up his NFL draft stock.

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