All eyes were on Braxton Miller throughout the offseason as the “will he? won’t he?” question of a transfer for the Ohio State quarterback went officially unanswered, even as it was unofficially answered on multiple occasions. Those questions ceased when Miller revealed that he would be stepping down from the under-center competition and moving to wide receiver, where he obviously has the hands for the position.
That doesn’t mean that the on-the-ground fascination with Miller’s situation has abated. Or the overhead fascination, for that matter.
Sunday was reporting day for the defending national champions, and Miller was one of the scores of Buckeyes moving into their temporary hotel residences ahead of the start of summer camp. Miller, though, was likely the only Buckeye who had a drone equipped with a camera covering his movements.
That hovering aircraft is not yet another example of the media being invasive; rather, it was all part of a plan to document Miller’s final season. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
With friend Regis Williams driving, Korey Faulks was wedged in the backseat, piloting the drone as it filmed the drive from Miller’s apartment to a hotel on the southwest side of Columbus.
Miller didn’t speak with reporters as he rolled his bag into the hotel lobby, but Williams and Faulks explained the footage could be part of a plan to capture on video Miller’s final season in scarlet and gray.
And, before you start, I have no clue whether videotaping something like this as part of what sounds like a potential documentary violates NCAA bylaws, even as I’ve reached out to interested parties seeking an answer. Based on the player’s previous brush with The Association, though, I would assume this flyover was something he ran by OSU’s compliance department. Or flew by, as the case may be.