There is no guarantee that Braxton Miller will return as the starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes this Saturday against the Wisconsin Badgers. If Miller does not happen to start on Saturday, it should not continue to create any sort of quarterback controversy at Ohio State between himself and backup quarterback Kenny Guiton.
The only thing holding Miller back from starting are the conditions that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will require him to meet this week.
Miller missed the last two games with a knee injury that he suffered against the San Diego State Aztecs in Week 2. Replacing him was Guiton, who more than filled his shoes at quarterback, leading the Buckeyes to wins over San Diego State, the California Golden Bears, and the Florida A&M Rattlers.
The win over Florida A&M included a record-setting six passing touchdowns in the first half alone for Guiton, who had another record-setting total of 12 over the last three weeks. As good as Guiton was, however Ohio State should look forward to the return of Miller as the starter, but has to feel good knowing they do have a quarterback like Guiton to back him up again if necessary.
Meyer says the reason Miller did not play against Florida A&M was because they were trying to give his knee some more rest and get it closer to full strength. There is no question that Miller will be the starter again for the Buckeyes once he is cleared to play.
If Miller continues to have good practices this week, then there is no question that he will reclaim his starting position on Saturday when the Buckeyes play their first Big Ten game of the season against the Badgers.