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Urban: Braxton will play if he’s healthy

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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.

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6 Responses to “Urban: Braxton will play if he’s healthy”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    To be honest…. Guiton may be better than Miller. I feel he is a better passer and almost as good of a runner.

    Guiton would start on almost every other Big 10 team….

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    Hey Urban! Start Kenny! Maybe you could put Braxton in for a few plays to keep him sharp. Why risk further injury to Braxton for what should be an easy win?

  3. crazycane says: Sep 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    8to80texansblog says: Sep 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    To be honest…. Guiton may be better than Miller. I feel he is a better passer and almost as good of a runner.

    Guiton would start on almost every other Big 10 team….
    —-

    Big 10 stinks, dude.

  4. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 16, 2013 2:21 PM

    @ crazycane:
    With a name like crazycane I assume that you are a Miami Hurricane fan. The ACC isn’t exactly a powerhouse football conference. The ACC has 3 ranked teams (the least of the 5 power conferences). The B1G has 4.
    The ACC is a basketball conference. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The 2013 NCAA basketball polls had 2 ranked ACC teams and 5 B1G teams.

  5. dkhhuey says: Sep 16, 2013 3:25 PM

    If Braxton is healthy, he needs to start! I love Kenny G and he is absolutely a great QB to have on the field but Braxton is just an amazing athlete who brings a great deal to the table!

  6. michiganstillsucks says: Sep 16, 2013 3:56 PM

    Michigan has that idiot wearing 98 at qb and that guys is TRASH and the Buckeye’s have two QB’s who are 10 times better on their roster.

    And Michigan STILL sucks…

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