One key quarterback transfer is already taken care of. Everett Golson will be transferring from Notre Dame to Florida State and begin to compete for the starting job in Tallahassee right away with Sean Maguire. The other big name quarterback many have suspected will transfer is still not showing any signs of moving. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will remain a Buckeye. At least that is the belief of Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith.
Smith commented about the future of Miller as the Big Ten spring meetings got underway. Per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com, the Ohio State athletics director spoke with Miller recently and got the sense Miller intends to return to Ohio State in 2015 rather than transfer to a program with a far less crowded and complicated quarterback situation.
Smith reiterated belief that @BraxtonMiller5 will stay at Ohio St. Talked w/ Miller before spring. “He was committed to coming back.”
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) May 19, 2015
Miller is a two-time Silver Football winner in the Big Ten but he missed the entire 2014 season due to a shoulder surgery that cost him the season. In his absence, Ohio State discovered the depth of the position in Columbus with J.T. Barrett guiding the Buckeyes to a 11-1 record in the regular season. Cardale Jones replaced an injured Barrett for a memorable postseason run culminating in a national championship.
With all three eligible to return in 2015, the consensus from the public has seemed to suggest at least one of the three quarterbacks will pursue a transfer to a program with less competition for the starting job. Miller’s seniority and ability to play right away in 2015 made him the most popular option to find a new football home, but he has yet to announce anything other than his intention to return to Ohio State for the 2015 season.