There’s been a school of thought floating around that Ohio State would — or should — sit Braxton Miller this weekend and save him for the Big Ten opener a week later.
One, the thinking goes, the Buckeyes should have an easy go of it with FCS-level Florida A&M coming to Columbus. And, two, the play of Kenny Guiton, named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Cal win, gives OSU the chance to take the cautious approach with their All-Big Ten starter.
Urban Meyer, though, doesn’t agree.
Monday, the head coach stated very plainly that, if Miller is healthy, he will start and play against the Rattlers. Miller suffered a sprained MCL early on in the Week 2 win over San Diego State and did not play at all this past Saturday.
Whether he’ll be healthy remains to be seen, though, as Meyer stated that the player has “a lot of work to do” in the rehab process. That said, Meyer labeled Miller as “probable” for this weekend’s game.
Playing in place of the injured Miller, Guiton, in his first career start, passed for 276 yards and ran for another 92. He tossed four touchdown passes in the 52-34 rout of Cal.