There was some confusion around Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s status for this afternoon’s game. ESPN first reported that a source confirmed that Miller will miss Saturday’s game against Florida A&M. However, Ohio State announcer Paul Keels said on the radio that while backup Kenny Guiton will start, Mill will suit up and play and that ESPN was wrong.
Buckeye radio broadcaster Paul Keels on 97.1 The Fan says that Kenny Guiton will start today, but Braxton Miller WILL play.
— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) September 21, 2013
Keels on 97.1 The Fan said reports that Braxton Miller has already been ruled out are “wrong with a capital W.” — Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) September 21, 2013
This sent Twitter into, well, atwitter. Ohio State reporters starting tweeting that while Miller was warming up with the rest of the quarterbacks, he was in shorts and sweats while everyone else in uniform. He was tossing but wasn’t dropping back but he wasn’t wearing his knee brace.
It seemed by all accounts, including our eyeballs, that Miller won’t be playing versus Florida A&M. Ohio State finally confirmed about a half hour before kickoff that Miller wasn’t up for it.
Urban Meyer just said this on Braxton Miller – “He doesn’t feel like he’s ready to go.”
— Kenny Roda (@TheKennyRoda) September 21, 2013
Miller’s absence probably won’t be felt this afternoon (as Ohio State is a 50 point favorite over the Rattlers), but things might get dicey a week from now when Ohio State opens up the Big Ten season with a night game against no.24 Wisconsin.