Here's a little juice to soften the gut punch of losing Mike Vrabel to the Texans. The national title hopes of the 2014 Ohio State football team received a major jolt tonight: Ohio State confirmed that quarterback Braxton Miller will return for his senior season.
Miller produced over 3,000 yards of offense this past season, so the dynamo's return is a key piece moving into the 2014 season. He needs 2,256 passing yards to top Art Schlichter’s school-record of 7,547 and six touchdown passes to top Bobby Hoying’s record (57). Miller reportedly received a mid-to-late round draft grade from the advisory board.
Statement from Braxton Miller:
“I want to help this team win a Big Ten championship next year. Plus, I want to improve as a quarterback in all aspects of my game. I’m looking forward to working for another year with Coach Meyer and Coach Herman. And I want to graduate, so this will help get me closer to my academic goal.”
Statement from Urban Meyer:
“We look forward to having Braxton Miller return to this team for his senior season. He has been an extremely valuable member of our team and he is also a fine student. His desire to lead our team to a championship, to earn his degree from The Ohio State University next spring and to continue to improve as a quarterback are his motivation.”