Braxton Miller could have Antwaan Randle El type NFL career


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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81,000 take in Ohio State football spring game: stats, news and notes


Ohio Stadium hosted the Ohio State Spring Game yesterday and 81,112 people showed up. That’s even more than Alabama, or any of the SEC teams this year. And those places ABSOLUTELY LIVE for college football. Even the preseason exhibition kind.

However, the Buckeyes drew even more fans than any of the Bible Belt powerhouse programs- which tells you just how utterly insane people in Columbus truly are. But enough judging and condescension, let’s get to the football takeaways from today’s Scarlet and Gray game.

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Ohio State spring game rosters set: scarlet vs. grey

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Ohio State’s football Spring Game takes place Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m. Scarlet head coach Tom Herman and Gray coach Luke Fickell led their respective staffs in a draft. They refuse to tell us which player was the first overall pick, for whatever reason.

Braxton Miller will quarterback Herman’s Scarlet team and he’ll work behind an offensive line that includes four players – Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Marcus Hall and Reid Fragel – who have worked with the first team this spring. Johnathan Hankins, Ryan Shazier and Travis Howard are among the key Scarlet defenders.

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Ohio State Football Spring Game: Your Essential Guide


The Ohio State spring scrimmage commences this Saturday as the Jesse Owens Spring Game will be held at Ohio Stadium. So for one day at least, media coverage surrounding the Buckeyes program will not center on Jim Tresssel and corruption.

And enjoy it, OSU fans because you know more bad news, and worse times are ahead when it comes to off-the-field issues for Tressel and the program.

Saturday’s college football action will be in an offense-vs.-defense format, with both units battling for the right to wear the scarlet jerseys (first string) for August practice. Those are the stakes. And don’t expect to see much of the star players who are suspended by the way.

By Paul M. Banks

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