The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to be one of the best teams in the country for the 2014-15 college football season. However, the Buckeyes’ playoff hopes will be over if quarterback Braxton Miller is out.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 19, 2014
If this is in fact true, what a blow it would be to Ohio State and Miller. Not only are the Buckeyes one of the favorites to make the College Football Playoff, but Miller is expected to challenge for the Heisman as well.
A more recent tweet says Miller will have an MRI on Tuesday, so hopefully that MRI will bring good news.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 19, 2014
Last season, Miller threw for 2,094 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also had 1,068 yards and 12 TDs on the ground, so you could say he was quite the dual-threat quarterback.
Needless to say, Ohio State would not be able to rebound from this injury. At least not this season. Miller is too good of a player and way too important to the Buckeyes’ offense to say the least.
Simply competing in the Big Ten would be hard enough, let alone winning a national championship. Regardless, Ohio State will enter the season by being ranked No. 5 in the AP and No. 6 in the Coaches Poll.
Hopefully Miller’s injury isn’t as bad as the first tweet in this article would indicate and hopefully Miller misses very little time, if any. However, if Miller’s injury does take a turn for the worst, Ohio State is going to have to get its second-string QB ready immediately. After all, the season is just around the corner.