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With Braxton Miller’s status unknown, Buckeyes could start Guiton at Cal

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Ohio State is flying  to California this weekend to take on the Cal Bears. If things fall in to place for them, the Buckeyes could be making a second trip out to California at the end of the year to play in the Rose Bowl, perhaps against Cal’s rival from Stanford. The Buckeyes have a bigger goal in mind of course but may have to go this weekend without their starting quarterback. Braxton Miller‘s status for this weekend’s game at Cal is still unknown.

Miller left Ohio State’s home game against San Diego State early last weekend with what was later reported to be an MCL sprain. Urban Meyer said today in practice Miller participated but made an early exit to continue with some rehab.

“He came out and got a little work, and then he went back in and did a bunch of rehab,” Meyer said according to 97.1 The Fan reporter Lori Schmidt via Twitter. “He’s going on the trip, and [Thursday] is going to be the day we’ll find out how much he’ll play,” Meyer added.

The Buckeyes should feel comfortable with their offense even if Miller is not available. Senior Kenny Guiton stepped in at quarterback last week following Miller’s exit. He completed 19 of 28 pass attempts for 152 yards and two touchdowns and he added another 83 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Meyer acknowledged it is a possibility Guiton gets the start this weekend, although he said earlier he is optimistic Miller will be available.

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10 Responses to “With Braxton Miller’s status unknown, Buckeyes could start Guiton at Cal”
  1. donth8thehorns says: Sep 11, 2013 8:34 PM

    He would sit if he were not a Heisman hopeful!

  2. kingfish2013 says: Sep 11, 2013 10:09 PM

    He will sit.looking at the big picture of being healthy for the tougher games.Guiton will be fine.

  3. joerevs300 says: Sep 11, 2013 10:43 PM

    Considering Ohio State’s season really comes down to 2 tough games (Wisconsin and Michigan) they should not risk Miller’s health.

    If they can’t beat a Pac 10 team, even on the road, then how, exactly, are they supposed to beat the SEC in an projected national championship game?

    I think we all remember what happened the last two times…

    2007: Florida 41, Ohio State 14
    2008: LSU 38, Ohio State 24

  4. vincentbojackson says: Sep 11, 2013 11:13 PM

    joerevs300 says:

    Considering Ohio State’s season really comes down to 2 tough games (Wisconsin and Michigan) they should not risk Miller’s health.

    ——————-

    I agree he should sit, but in addition to Wisconsin and Michigan the Buckeyes better not sleep on Northwestern. The rest of their schedule is a freaking joke. The bottom 2/3 of the Big 10 is an embarrassment.

  5. mediocrebob says: Sep 11, 2013 11:27 PM

    He gets “hurt” quite a bit.

    Bet he plays. Any takers?

  6. bigbuckeye76 says: Sep 12, 2013 12:20 AM

    Depends on how OSU does..if we roll Cal, he sits…if we struggle, we see him in the 2nd qtr

  7. dacatindahat says: Sep 12, 2013 8:04 AM

    a trip to Cal is nothing to overlook…any time you travel all the way across the country to play a game it’s a challenge, in any sport at any level…SEC teams don’t realize that because they never travel out of their own little part of the country…

  8. dkhhuey says: Sep 12, 2013 9:19 AM

    The Cal Bears are the #1 passing team in the nation so it will be interesting to watch how our young defense does against it! If they can shut it down then Braxton’s time on the field will be minimal, if at all because we do have the best backup QB in the nation in Kenny G! As much as I love watching Braxton play, if his knee isn’t 100%, there is no need to risk further injury if we have the game in hand!

  9. bigbuckeye76 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:24 AM

    dacatindahat

    Couldn’t agree more, this game makes me nervous…OSU traditionaly struggles when making that trip..

  10. watchfullhose says: Sep 12, 2013 7:24 PM

    “a trip to Cal is nothing to overlook…any time you travel all the way across the country to play a game it’s a challenge, in any sport at any level…SEC teams don’t realize that because they never travel out of their own little part of the country…”

    EXACTLY

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