Braxton Miller could have Antwaan Randle El type NFL career

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When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller switched positions, many media members portrayed the decision as a selfless act by an individual placing team needs above his own. That’s a half-truth. Miller has no NFL future as a QB. He does have a lot of pro potential as a wide receiver though. So the situation is actually a win-win for Braxton Miller, for both his individual, and his team goals.

Take the case of former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El? Like Miller, he wasn’t tall enough to play quarterback in the NFL, so Randle El moved to receiver where he had a very fine pro career. He especially excelled on special teams. Braxton Miller is dynamic like Randle El, but he has more size.

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Ohio State star tailback to miss 10 weeks

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Jordan Hall is a senior tailback who is expected to be a big part of the Buckeyes offense this season. He and Carlos Hyde will contend for the bulk of the carries. But that’s all changed now that Hall will be out of commission for approximately 10 weeks while recovering from surgery Friday to an injured foot.

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Ohio State ground game keeping Buckeyes in Big Ten race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio State has won three straight games in the Big Ten – and completed just 13 total passes while doing so. The Bucks are last in the Big Ten and 118th in the nation with just 115 passing yards per game. Yet OSU sits at 6-3 with a legitimate shot at the inaugural Big Ten title game. How is this possible? With a stellar running attack. [Read more…]

Running back controversy a good problem for Ohio State

 

 

 

 

 

 

The quarterback issue at Ohio State is settled. Braxton Miller is the starter – he solidified the position after a solid performance at Nebraska. Joe Bauserman further solidified the position after an abysmal performance (1-10 passing for 13 yards) when he came in for the injured Miller

The question now for Ohio State – and one that is a far better problem to have – is at running back. Carlos Hyde stepped up big against Nebraska, but senior Dan ‘Boom’ Herron returns from suspension this week, giving Ohio State the enjoyable problem of having multiple running backs who can be successful. [Read more…]

OSU Buckeyes Will Be Without Best WR, RB vs. Nebraska This Week

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Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith announced today that further violations have been discovered and that three college football players have been declared ineligible for this weekend’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Those players are Marcus Hall, DeVier Posey and Daniel Herron. The university has submitted a request for reinstatement on behalf of each student-athlete, but it is anticipated that each will sit out at least the game this weekend.

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The quarterback controversy is just the surface of Ohio State’s issues

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One of two things had to happen in the first five games: Joe Bauserman step up because of experience, or Braxton Miller step up because of sheer athletic ability. Neither happened. Now, Columbus is on edge. The Ohio State University has a full-scale, deeply troubling issue at quarterback. And five games into the season is an unpleasant time to be questioning a signal-caller.

But despite the quarterback issues that are key to Ohio State’s disappointing fall from grace and 3-2 record, there are a multitude of other problems that need fixing before the Buckeyes will be able to put another tally in the win column. [Read more…]

Three Ohio State Buckeyes Reinstated; Three Remain Suspended

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Three Ohio State players: Corey Brown, Jordan Hall and Travis Howard have been reinstated after sitting out two games (both wins) and can play again once they each repay $200 to charity, according to a decision today by the NCAA.

Hall is the team’s starting running back, while Howard is a starting cornerback and Brown a backup safety.

The Buckeyes still remain without running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, offensive lineman Mike Adams and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas until October because of their roles in a scandal that involved selling memorabilia for cash and tattoos.