Flu-Gate Comes to an End

By Kyle Rowland on December 31, 2013 at 1:17p
Braxton Miller, Philly Brown and Rod Smith talking shop.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Flu-gate lasted all of four hours.

At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Braxton Miller did not show up for his media session due to flu-like symptoms, according to offensive coordinator Tom Herman. But at noon, there was Miller on the practice fields at Nova Southeastern University.

The flu has taken center stage since Ohio State arrived in South Florida. Several players and staff members have gone down with a 24-hour bug. Some players have been quarantined from the rest of the team until they feel better.

Also of note, Noah Spence is still not with the team and there is no update to his status. Bradley Roby and Curtis Grant were in full pads at practice, but did not partake in any strenuous activities.

The calendar might say Tuesday; however, on a game-week schedule it is Wednesday. Thus the reason defensive line coach Mike Vrabel shouted to the Buckeyes that it’s a “working to whip somebody’s ass Wednesday.”



Crimson's picture

working to whip somebody’s ass Wednesday

This one's a keeper.

rkylet83's picture

Depending on how severe the guys are sick, it might be good that they are getting so much rest.  Getting sleep and relaxing will certainly bode better results than playing around in Miami.  

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

How can anybody not love Vrabel

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Matt M.'s picture

Damn bug. I've had it, too. It's been more like 72 hours, though. Just now starting to feel a little better. Hope these guys are ready to go, but I don't doubt that it will linger for a while.

Oh well, all the more reason to BRING THE JUICE!

WOLFofOHIO's picture

dodging bad news like a boss..good.

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

MackRM408's picture

Maybe they're hungover

HandsOfSweed's picture

Huh. Perhaps the most intriguing point was that, apparently, Nova SE University is actually a real place. I just thought it was an online grad-credit mill for teachers to use in the recertification process.
Glad everyone is ok now. Is it Friday yet?

BKshepherd's picture

Hey, NSU worked for me.  Masters in Teaching and Learning.  It was a fair bit of work, not a gimme.  Glad the campus is available for our boys.

Hovenaut's picture

Officially retiring "Hump Day" (shut up and sit down, camel).

Going to go with Coach Vrabel's Wednesday mantra in 2014 and beyond*.

*(unless I'm not working, of course)


We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Seattle Linga's picture

HOV - you always find a way to make me chuckle - especially at work.

Misplaced Buckeye's picture

Vrabel is the man!