After losing their first game of the season to the Miami Hurricanes, the Ohio State Buckeyes have decided to see what they have in freshman Braxton Miller, a dual-threat quarterback who was one of the top high school players in the country this past season.
Joe Bauserman wasn’t turning the ball over a lot, but he had completed only 50 percent of his passes and Ohio State’s offense has clearly been struggling.
Miller, on the other hand, was 2 for 4 against the Hurricanes and had an interception and a lost fumble, so there’s really no excuse on his part either. This is simply a move made with the future of the program in mind.
Ohio State has not started a freshman at quarterback since Terrelle Pryor back in 2008, and the Colorado Buffaloes are a good opponent for Miller to get his first start against.
Miller looked solid in Spring practices and was 8 for 12 for 130 yards in the Buckeyes’ season opener where he played about half the snaps.