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Ohio State Buckeyes Turn QB Position Over to Freshman Braxton Miller

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.

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