Sources: Braxton Miller Re-Injures Shoulder in Practice

By Tim Shoemaker on August 18, 2014 at 9:19p
Braxton Miller re-injured his throwing shoulder at Monday's afternoon practice according to sources.
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According to sources close to the program, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right (throwing) shoulder in practice Monday afternoon and his season could be in jeopardy.

The injury, first reported by Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch, is to the same shoulder Miller had surgery on in February. Miller was limited in spring practice and held out of Ohio State's spring game. The coaching staff was working to ease Miller back into the flow of things during fall camp prior to him re-injuring the shoulder.

Miller will have the shoulder examined, but early reports indicate he may have to miss some or all of Ohio State's season. While Miller would have the option to redshirt should he have to miss the season, that's far from a given if he decides he'd rather test the NFL waters than spend another year in college.

Urban Meyer said Saturday J.T. Barrett had moved slightly ahead of Cardale Jones for Ohio State's backup quarterback position.

An Ohio State spokesman declined to comment.

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JozyMozy's picture

Oh, fate. Why you so terrible?

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TatumRuled's picture

I remember one year ago (almost to the day), this site announced that Carlos was kicked off the team.

So let's not jump to conclusions........yet.

"Hell, Woody didn't recruit me; he recruited my mother!" -Jack Tatum                       

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TNBuckeye1421's picture

Double up vote if I could

whiskeyjuice's picture

So much for bringing him back slowly

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

CCatanzaro's picture

Man, this day just sucks.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

God I wish, I'm not a happy fella this morning.

If this for some reason is a joke, then FUCK YOU TIM MAY!

UFM_Renewal

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Abe Froman's picture

Cue the GIFs please.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

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Adambob's picture

Come on man. This is pretty devastating news. Eff the cheapening gifs for upvotes. 

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Abe Froman's picture

Just noting what I expected to see on the site.  Today, many people seem to be unable to communicate their thoughts so they post a Dumb and Dumber GIF or Anchorman one to emulate their emotions.  I am not wrong. Don't shoot the messenger!

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

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THE's picture

Drivin > Disco > Drivin.
To the people in the bathroom, how's it going in there?

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Tim's picture

Fuck fuck fuck if true but the reports of soreness recently have been worrisome so can't say this is surprising...

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BuckeyeGrownFloridaLiving's picture

Yea my day has been ruined.

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The Urban Legend's picture

And boom goes the dynamite season. 

The Legend continues

M Man's picture

You've got about 120 football players, a full coaching staff, two eager young quarterbacks and a sold-out stadium that say otherwise.

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

I know that it's a true, non-combative comment, but reading this, and then seeing a *ichigan fan trying to reason, and console in the comment section...just isn't doin it for me. 

The Urban Legend's picture

Well put M Man. It was just a horrible knee jerk reaction on my part. 

The Legend continues

Bloombergl's picture

I seem to recall a couple redshirt freshmen QBs that came on the college football scene in recent years and did just fine.  Won a little hardware along the way, too.  Let's go, JT.

that said, get well Brax.  We love ya.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

It's a very ESPN-like headline.

Read my entire screen name....

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bigDbuck's picture

 Hopefully not season ending! Could manage 1st 6 games. 

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GoBucks10's picture

Just....just....nothing to be said...

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Is anyone reporting how he injured?  Just throwing?

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Does it matter?  Hurt is hurt.  Gotta assume this puts a minor obstacle in front of making the playoffs.

Read my entire screen name....

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Not really, sorry for asking.  I was just curious more than anything.  It seems you see non contact injuries being worse, because they usually involve soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons) versus structural.  

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UrbanPirate's picture

Hurt is hurt?? Huh? Of coarse it matters.

Just... Go Bucks.

    

Dmac3212's picture

8 yard out...heard something (I'm assuming pop), thats why I am not very optimistic. 

JohnnyKozmo's picture

yeah that's not good if true.

SpielmanForPres's picture

Sad if true. To come back for your senior season only to have something like this happen, stinks. Keeping my fingers crossed, but if he's still having issues 6 months post surgery then it's not good at all. 

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mr.green's picture

Yes. Get well Braxton. That's what matters most.

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JOhio1560's picture

Rotten end to a rotten day.

"You Win With People" - Woody Hayes

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D-Day0043's picture

Yep. I've had a crapper of a day myself and this just caps it off....

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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SilverState's picture
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BroJim's picture

I feel as if I have been kicked in the balls. 

I season my simple food with hunger

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LouGroza's picture

Braxton needs to take care of himself for his future and do whatever necessary to get healthy. The weapons are there. J.T. is a cerebral guy and can lead the team. Not in the same way that Braxton would, but successfully none the less.

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Poison nuts's picture
Annnnnd...shit.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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GoBucks713's picture
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SilverState's picture
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dubjayfootball90's picture

In such a terrible moment, it is great to see the ex-buckeyes stay in touch. At least a small ray of hope in a dark time

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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Buckinthemiddle's picture

Better than a Ray Small hope. I'm sorry that was terrible, but I had to do it.

"I'm in favor of it" - John McKay, on the execution of his team.

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BassDropper's picture

Awful timing, but at least JT has gotten a fair amount of reps with the 1's this summer. Im sad, but as a fan I still think we can compete for a playoff spot. Im delusional, I know. 

Question for the staff: From what you guys have seen at practice, does the play calling and game plan change when JT is in at QB? Should we expect more throws or QB runs?

DIRECTIONER

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urbz4prez's picture

Maybe this is all part of "the plan" that the coaches have been talking about.....

"And Urban Meyer said "Let there be light, and it was so."

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LouBuck35's picture

Unproven, but JT was Herman's hand picked QB. With the insane stable of playmakers, he doesn't have to do it all. 

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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D-Day0043's picture

You have got to be freaking kidding me........

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

brandonbauer87's picture

I want details. How was the shoulder injured?  My curiosity is killing me. 

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LouBuck35's picture

I'm not a reporter and I don't have sources, but I know someone who was at practice...total non contact, just a throw and down he went. Shoulder obviously was not 100%.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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WOLFofOHIO's picture

im 100%....sigh

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

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FitzBuck's picture

Well JT get ready we need you.

get well xbrax

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

CC's picture

Get a grip, this is The Ohio State University football team, it is bigger than one man.  There are plenty of super talented players who will suit up in scarlet and grey this year.

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Baroclinicity's picture

This is so amazingly bad.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

No words can express..

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Vberger's picture

Well goodbye 2014 season, we hardly new ya!

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German Buckeye's picture

People, we have talent, coaching and drive.  It's ok to have a "game manager" to distribute the ball. We'll be fine and in the big championship.  Sparty's QB wasn't a heisman hopeful last year, they turned out good with a league championship and strong D.  No worries.  

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Phillips.449's picture

Well the back-ups certainly got a lot of reps this offseason, from what I have read. 

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Let us hope they are putting in mad physical and mental reps, which I believe they are, given what we have read this off season.

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

CPDenn's picture

Well, Cardale and JT have been getting the snaps all spring. Time to step up. There were a few people bitching about Braxton after the Orange Bowl and talking about how they wanted to see him leave and JT be the starter. Y'all got your wish. 

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Im so glad someone said this....

UFM_Renewal

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Bags5150's picture

I just threw up in my mouth a little...

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth~Mike Tyson

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AngryWoody's picture
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Hockey Buck's picture

From 100% to possibly 0% in 8 hours. That sucks. Happy thoughts and wishes.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Hey that's it Braxton is out. We pay a coaching staff big bucks they will figure it out. I still believe we can win the BIG. If not its on the coaching staff. Everyone gives Meyer a pass on the demise of our defense the last couple years. There's too much talent on the roster to have a bad defense. Even last year. Either he had to much confidence in the coaches or he just plain forgot.  about the defense. Does that sound like Urban Meyer? This is actually a golden opportunity for this staff. Show us what you got Coach!!! O H.....

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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Crumb's picture

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Really want to know how this happened

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

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chitown buckeye's picture

Stay calm and give the ball to Dontre.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

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FloridaBuck's picture

Man. The entire college football season is now fucked before it even got started.  

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Calm down, heaven forbid we, as spoiled as we are, have to endure a season where we aren't in the top 10.  Tons of young talent on this team.  Making playoffs is now a lot tougher, but I've seen young teams put it together before.

Read my entire screen name....

buckeyeT24's picture

To the people saying that the season is over, hold your horses. I hope nothing but the best for Braxton and this team! Go BUCKS!!

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Could we PLEASE keep this God-awful story in just ONE crappy thread?  Who needs "it sucks" to the 5th power?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

gumtape's picture

Makes me wonder if he should have been kept out of the orange bowl after he got hurt like rg3 in the playoff game.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Doesn't matter how good our backup is... he's no Braxton. Braxton's ability to make a play out of nothing by running is what wins us tight games. 

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CC's picture

get a grip, for perspective Braxton is the 3rd best starting qb of the last 4 (bauserbomb doesn't count).  The 4th best still took us to a national championship game (Boeckman).  While I would rather have Braxton, OSU football is much bigger than Braxton.

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Dmac3212's picture

Completely disagree with that comment and I'm not even a big Braxton guy. 

CC's picture

So Braxton was better than Troy and TP?  I disagree.

The Urban Legend's picture

I am devastated for the guy. I can only imagine how he is feeling right now. Get well Braxton. You have all of buckeye nation in your corner rooting for you. 

The Legend continues

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Harold's picture

It sucks a big can of punch myself in the junk but it is what it is. Let's see how good we recruited and how good Urban really is.

Ahhh, the smell of Chris Spielman's Dirty Socks...

cbusbuckeye's picture

If true this is a real shame, kind of like Kobe going out with a torn Achilles. Braxton is a hell of a competitor and if we don't get to see the final act all of college football will be out a damn good show. 

Chaseko24's picture

1. Lay down. 

2. Try not to cry. 

3. Cry a lot. 

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CuseGirl's picture

Well I've been looking forward to Barrett getting his shot so here it is

And you know THIS....man!

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DWright's picture

Time to step up JT. We have no choice but to be positive.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Time to dig a little deeper.  

Hope Braxton recovers.

New QB, new RB, new center....... Let's see what happens.   

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CCatanzaro's picture

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

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GoBucks10's picture

In JT we trust...

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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droessl's picture

I, for one, welcome our backup QB overlord. 

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faux_maestro's picture

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

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bukyze's picture

I don't think many people got that one!

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Beautiful. I for one . . . . . 

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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northwest_buckeye's picture

I'm really beginning to hate the month of August. What a kick in the nuts.

I've never said I 'hate' anyone because that would imply I had any emotion for them whatsoever.

Myc24's picture

God. Damn. It. 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

highwire's picture

Hopefully this is a case of looks being worse than reality. Either way, the season is not over. Stay hungry, get healthy.

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tOSUperiour's picture

Regardless of the severity of the injury, this WILL play a huge role in the minds of the voters, both pro and con, should Ohio State be in contention for a playoff spot at season's end. Hope Braxton makes a full recovery, even if its not quick. He's a father first, football player is probably somewhere 3rd or lower. At any rate, I'll still be disappointed if we aren't 13-0 into January of next year. Michigan still sucks. Go Bucks.

We don't give a Da*n for the whole state of *ichigan cause we're from OHIO!

smiesguy's picture

On my way to a tall bridge...

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smiesguy's picture

On my way to a tall bridge...

smiesguy's picture

On my way to a tall bridge...

DJ Byrnes's picture

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

mmounts's picture

1. 11W crashed

2. I will never read a SI magazine for as long as I live. I hate them. 

3. STOP PUTTING YOUR STUD ON THE DAMN MAGAZINE

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Timmy_'s picture

I sat here and refreshed at least a hundred times in the last 20 minutes waiting for 11W to come back up.

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Literally crashed because of this Brax news. Crazy. 

Hovenaut's picture

I'll continue to patiently wait for further details. But this I know...I'm still in for this season.

I would want Braxton there for all of it, but I'll cope if it isn't to be. I've let past disappointments (90's flashbacks running rampant) get the better of me. Not this time.

I wish him well, a speedy recovery. I wish sincere good luck to JT and Cardale, and the rest of the team.

This hurts, but we get through it...we're Buckeyes.

Go Bucks.

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faux_maestro's picture

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

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buckguyfan1's picture

Prayers to you Braxton.  

There's still fight in this pack of dogs. 

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BeijingBucks's picture

Poor poor kid. My heart completely goes out to him right now.  I had a lump in my throat when the site went down... That is never a good thing. 

Well, football will still be played and expectations appropriately tempered. 

 

 

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

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Young_Turk's picture

Keith Byar's foot.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Its JT time in Columbus. His development needs to be on overdrive and the focus needs to be on him making simple reads and getting the ball to playmakers. One position that becomes infinitely more important is RB, where we have a bunch of depth. Wouldn't be shocked if we run the hell out of the ball. 

raiderbuckeye's picture

Prayers and well wishes to Braxton! This is definitely a potential blow to this year's aspirations. Being said, if the defense comes back to "Silver Bullet" style all may not be lost. If we have a heady quarterback to get the ball in the playmakers hands, and defense is reliable this could still be a very goodyear

darbnurb's picture

For some reason, I am more interested in finding out whether our defense has progressed.  

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BuckeyeTerry's picture

I was thinking the same thing. JT will be fine, but the defense needs to step it up big time!

BuckeyeTJ

whiskeyjuice's picture

It's not like redshirt freshman QB's have never stepped up............Manziel and Winston. Whether it's J.T. or Cardale, they just need to get the ball to the playmakers and not try to do it all by themselves. Anybody trust the coaches have a gameplan for the back up QB's?

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

BucksHave7's picture

If this turns out to be false, Im literally done with the Dispatch. 

BucksHave7

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

This is a huge punch in the gut. I like Braxton a lot; not just as a player, but outside of football he's a good guy. I hope he heals up and can play the game at full speed once again. Here's to hoping we see him in scarlet and gray and some point in 2014! Time for J.T. and Cardale to step it the fuck up!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

WezBuck28's picture

For some reason I just can't read into this100% ...let's wait until august 30th, and then we can "panic" if you will, then..if indeed this is true, I want JT..I have never felt comfortable with cardale driving the cart..

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flohio's picture

It must be mentioned that Johnny Football won the Heisman as a Redshirt Freshman, just like JT Barrett. Keep hope alive. 

BeatTTUN's picture

So Braxton gets to Redshirt then play in 2015 with an even more loaded roster and an O-Line that only replaces 1 guy

sweet

Get well soon Braxton

as for this season I am not worried at all the Buckeyes are STILL going to be very very good. By November JT will have a bunch of games under his belt so the trip to Sparty land will not be overwhelming, also have all you Debbie Downers forgotten about the PLETHORA of talent surrounding the QB?

"Would you say the Buckeyes have a Plethora of talent?'

"Si El Guapo, the Buckeyes have a Plethora of talent"

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

BeatTTUN's picture

I was right twelve hours ago and I am right now.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

TURD_BUCKET's picture

"Right on schedule" takes on a whole new meaning.

Whatever this is, best of long to # 5 long term and future prognosis.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”

BucksHave7's picture

How can 'a source close to the program' claim Braxton's season is over before the MRI (scheduled this morning)?   I hope heads roll at tOSU and at the Dispatch if this is false.

BucksHave7

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The Rill Dill's picture

No credible source said that.

jamesrbrown322's picture

 Okay, I have been calm and relatively confident about the situation up until now, but -

Well, I hate to see this happen. I wonder if he'll just sit out and try to redshirt. I know that he has a kid, so he may try and come back for the latter part of the season to help his draft stock, or simply rehab and stay in shape for the combine. This was honestly the one player that OSU could not afford to lose. I wouldn't say that the season is toast, but probably no way they win at East Lansing without Brax. I'm calling 9-3 if he's out all year.

One thing that is not being asked, that will not be popular, is this - how does everyone feel about the decision to allow him to keep playing in the Orange Bowl despite the obvious pain? I know he told the coaches he was fine, but had they been worried about another type of injury, such as a concussion, would they have taken his word for it?

I hope for a speedy, and most importantly, full physical recovery for Brax, and hope that he does still plan to at least finish his degree before moving on. So...can we blame Herbie for jinxing him now?

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

The Rill Dill's picture

Give me a break.  If he would've been pulled from the Orange Bowl game, people would've bitched and moaned on a whole new level.  People were saying ------he's been a piece of glass throughout his career, leave his ass in there.  You can't have it both ways.  JT MAY be BETTER than Braxton.  I'd be willing to bet that he's a better PASSER----now.  

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Jason Gruber's picture

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

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BucksHave7's picture

CBSportsline's Tom Fornelli's article last night 9:18pm......

'Ohio State has not confirmed the report, but a source tells CBSSportline's Tom Fowler that Miller will undergo an MRI on the shoulder Tuesday morning.'

Hence how can someone make the decision that the season is over for Miller when the MRI hasn't even happened yet on his arm?

BucksHave7

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PaBuckeyeFan's picture

Anyone seen Hit the Couch or Nutty Buckeye?

Bearded Bucknut's picture

I was skeptical of this when I first saw the news. As we've seen in the past, Braxton has a tendency to overreact to even the smallest of dings. So I'll wait for official news before I go into full-blown freak out mode. If it is serious, I wish him the best and hope for a speedy recovery. But, I am just hoping it's more of the typical Braxton not handling pain well as opposed to a season-ending injury.

West 'til you smell it, North 'til you step in it. Muck Fichigan!

OrangeDot3083's picture

Below is secne is what came to mind at the gym this moring when ESPN ran the story.  I kept telling myself just wait until your home an get to elevenwarriors to confirm... you just saw them post a video about Braxton being a 100% all is fine... all is fine...

Abu goes crazy and leaps onto Aladdin's head as they escape from the destructing Cave of Wonders]

Aladdin: Abu! Abu, this is no time to panic!

and the scene contines to play out now that I'm here...

[sees that they're about to hit a wall]

Aladdin: Start panicking!

I have a two year old at home that loves Aladdin... aaaahhhhh parenthood.

HoopHal's picture

What did I tell you!!!!!!!!The combination of the cover of Sports Illustrated and Kirk Herbstreit pimping him for Heisman is too much for anyone to ovecome.

Dmac3212's picture

All that Urban talk real pisses me off now.

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BrutusBuckey3's picture

Barrett will NOT be the first JT to take us to the Natty. 

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The Rill Dill's picture

Guys....we are LOADED.  Hell, look what Conner (Montana) Cook, and Hackenburg did in their first seasons------with only a FRACTION of the surrounding talent.  We're big, bad, loaded, and gonna prove it.  Kick ass, take names, and shut all of the loudmouths up.  We are Ohio State, and they hate us. Soak it all in.  We're gonna do this, in a BIG way.  

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tjbucvik23's picture

I don't want to say I told you so...but I did. I recently posted to get the back ups as many reps as possible because the fact that Braxton couldn't effectively pass spelled TROUBLE. Let's prepare, work hard and hope for the very best. Maybe one of these two young QB's might perform better than expected. Hopefully Braxton's injury is not serious and perhaps he'll miss 3 or 4 games. I especially hope that he's back for MSU. I'm wondering if he really reinjured the shoulder or if he got a bad surgeon in February.

G O   B U C K S  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NeilAve's picture

where is smooth jazz kenny when we need him?

hit_the_couch's picture

Personally I expect Miller to get hurt every year, but I just didn't think it would be this soon. Miller can be compared to my love of action sports (skydiving, mountain biking, surfing and kayaking): it's not if I get hurt, it's when I get hurt and how bad is it gonna be.

I hope that he will be OK, and whoever is behind him is ready to step up and be productive. We've seen good things from first year starters before, so if it happens this year, then it should be no different.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Fowle13's picture

When will you have the next update for Braxton's shoulder/ arm?

northbaybuck's picture

I think things will be fine.  Why do you think that when Kenny G. came in, the offense ran smoothly?  Was it because he was a better quarterback than Braxton?  No.  It was because the team rallied behind him, and the offense was more balanced (didn't rely on Braxton to make every play).  The offense spread the ball around, making it harder for the defense to key on any one person.  All is not lost!  Have faith in the team and Go Bucks!

There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
- Woody Hayes

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