Report: Braxton Miller Out For the Season

By Patrick Maks on August 19, 2014 at 10:20a
246 Comments

UPDATE, 4:17 p.m. Pete Thamel is reporting Braxton Miller has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder and will indeed miss the season. 


Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, according to ESPN.com reporter Brett McMurphy. 

Miller appeared to dislocate his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder during the team's afternoon practice Monday. He collapsed onto the field before medical personnel carted him off back to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center where family later met him there. He left in a sling. He had an MRI Tuesday morning, though the results of the examination remain unclear. An Ohio State spokesman said the school planned on releasing a statement this afternoon.

Miller, a Heisman hopeful and the crux of a new-look Buckeye offense, had "minor, outpatient" surgery in February to repair damage suffered against Clemson in the Orange Bowl. He missed spring ball to recover and was cleared to throw in early July.

Head coach Urban Meyer told hundreds of reporters Miller was "in the best shape of his life" at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago three weeks ago, but questions about his health mounted after he was curiously limited during the team's training camp.

Meyer and the coaching staff said it was part of a plan to ease Miller back into the swing of things after having not thrown the ball on such a consistent basis since the loss to the Tigers in January. It seemed bizarre, though, with the season opener against Navy just two weeks away.

"From what they tell me, he’s right on schedule, you’d like to have him to do a bit more but he did scrimmage today and attitude’s great. He’ll be ready,” Meyer said Saturday. “I’ve known Braxton for three years and it’s almost like looking at your son, you can see in his face if he’s concerned. And he’s not.”

In between Ohio State's two-a-day practices Monday, Miller said he was "100 percent" and reiterated "it's part of the plan, we talk about it every day.” 

Added offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman: "I'm not ready to say concerned is the right word. Not yet." 

Now? Ohio State must rapidly adjust to life without its most valuable player. 

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HattanBuck85's picture

Fuck. Me. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." - Woody Hayes

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BuckeyeinToledo's picture

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

-Woody Hayes

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martyisaacs's picture

It's not about you

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ponder10's picture

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~ Baba Dioum

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ToledoMan's picture

Let's keep in mind that unheralded, Connor Cook, took a bunch of  2 and 3 stars at Michigan State and went 12-1 with a Big Ten Championship and BCS Bowl Victory in his first year as a starter.  JT will be fine.  I wish Braxton a speedy, complete recovery.

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darbnurb's picture

DEFENSE!  It is also what I would say to those that point out that Krenzel lead them the title in '02.  Hope you're right, but it won't be because of the QB, but because of the defense.  

mbadan's picture

Very unfortunate for Miller but Life goes on. We all have a very short memory. Case in point last season. Although J.T. Barrett is not a Kenny Guiton as far as experience with the offense, they both have a shared commonality. They both distribute the ball.

The buckeye offense was a far better balanced offense when Guiton was at the helm with his skill set then Miller's. Miller is no question a super athlete but we will not win a National Title with the hopes centered around one individual. As compared to the media portraying that the loss of Miller is going to cost us one.

My concern is the offensive line and their progression. This will be key to JT's development. We have many play makers that will make up for the loss of Miller. The rock just needs to be distributed to them.

Daniel Smith

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OSUmuFAN's picture

All i keep thinking right now is how he must be one "hurtin buckaroo"  seriously, F*** You Matt Millen.

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Hrobbbs's picture

In Urban we trust

Holy Buckeye!

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THE's picture

Sucks. 

But one door closing is another opening. Barrett's time to shine. 

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

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BuckeyeNation's picture

"Barrett's Time To Shine".. maybe we could get the staff to do an article on this?
(Sorry, using phone doesn't allow me to use the sarcasm font)

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chrisgerard's picture

This is just a big old bucket of fuck.

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BuckeyeNation's picture
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Jdadams01's picture

You laughed out loud out loud? Did it hurt?

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AndyVance's picture

Unfortunately, yes.

Mr. Barrett, I believe that's your music they're playing...

And let's not forget the most important thing - here's hoping Braxton has a full recovery and that he enjoys great success in the future.

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mjfiore's picture

Too new to upvote, bravo.

We could see Urban's craziest game planning yet.  Week to week fight gentlemen, here's to an interesting season!

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Buckeye love in the Big Apple

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Barnsey69's picture

F***

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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VarsityClubMD's picture

Tough break.  If my friend of 41 years hadn't been killed in a horrific car accident on Sunday I would definitely be more upset about this.

Let's keep this all in perspective.

Dot this

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buckeyedude's picture

WTH dude? Sorry 4 your loss! It puts things in perspective, for sure.

 

 

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Very sorry for your loss, Varsity Club. Perspective is definitely important here.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

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Barnsey69's picture

My condolences. 

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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chad1244's picture

So sorry for your loss Varsity.    Cherish every day we are given....you just never know.

Ajake15's picture

Feck.

Buster Tillman was underrated

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klfeck's picture

Really.....

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

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LouGroza's picture

How the hell does ESPN get this info before our local guys do?

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OH1O State's picture

"sources"

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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BuckToAsT's picture
Because ESPN has a long-term deal with:
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Crimson's picture

It's Christmas time in hell (Ann Arbor/Tuscaloco)?

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buckeyepastor's picture

Our guys likely could have run with the same word, but chose to wait for something substantive from Meyer, which is coming this afternoon.   11W and BBC and the OSU sites approach this with more than just creating website traffic and ratings on their mind.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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spqr2008's picture

ESPN is quite simply evil incarnate.  Always bad news from them.  So glad I don't have cable so I don't have to pay them.

fear_the_nut70's picture

I have not been to their website or watched a non-live sporting event in 4 years and it's glorious.  Very, very low quality tv programming.

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Jack Fu's picture
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Bolt's picture

I Wrote a Hit Play and Directed It, So I’m Not Sweating It Either.

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Bailey458's picture

Illegitimi non carborundum

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741's picture

Sic Transit Gloria

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TennBuck16's picture

Regardless, I'm still excited for the season. The team is still good enough to have a great season and JT has had enough experience this spring to start off well. Hate this for Braxton and feel for him. Prayers for him for sure. This just makes the season a lot more interesting. 

Ohioian by birth. Tennesseean by force.

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Frostybuck88's picture

If true, best wishes on a speedy recovery Braxton... Next man up J.T. Barrett, your time is now!

The Dude abides...

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TheAFBuckeye's picture

The Bucks will be ok.  I feel terrible for Braxton though.  Such a great opportunity this year.  He could have broken every Ohio State QB record that there was.  I know that wasn't his goal at all but is still crazy to think about.  I'm sure Coach Meyer will have JT ready to go.  

Let's Go BUCKEYES!!!!!

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Estrada's picture

These are my thoughts as well.

The Buckeyes will be alright, and this season will still be fun to watch as we still have shitpiles of talent at every position (including QB).

That said, this is not the way Braxton deserved to end his OSU career.  He's a great kid and I hope he is able to heal up and get a real shot at making bank in the NFL (and tearing it up at that level).

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BuckeyeTerry's picture

I feel very bad for Braxton. He has been a class act since Day 1. His health is of the utmost importance now. He will provide JT great leadership and guidance all season. I know for a fact that JT has had a great summer of practice. He has a ton of weapons to help him get adjusted to live action. As I have stated before, this season will hinge on how well and far the Defense takes this team. It is time for the Silver Bullets to pull their weight in a big way! End of Story!!!

BuckeyeTJ

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BuckeyeTerry's picture

I feel very bad for Braxton. He has been a class act since Day 1. His health is of the utmost importance now. He will provide JT great leadership and guidance all season. I know for a fact that JT has had a great summer of practice. He has a ton of weapons to help him get adjusted to live action. As I have stated before, this season will hinge on how well and far the Defense takes this team. It is time for the Silver Bullets to pull their weight in a big way! End of Story!!!

BuckeyeTJ

D-Day0043's picture

His career isn't over. Braxton can redshirt and play next year.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

livinthedream's picture

You're correct, he played as a true freshman so a medical redshirt should be available if they want it.

IMO the year away to heal and strengthen could be good for his career.

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Vinsaniti's picture

JT for Heisman campaign begins. Hurts to see a great playmaker go down like this.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

Time to reload

"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

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Mikefletcher24's picture

That's terrible news. I hope he will fully recover and get a shot at the NFL. I've been watching since 68 and he was the best ever. IMO

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apack614's picture

Its all Fickell's fault (sarcasm font I'm on a cell phone) but its time to strap in 2014 should be one hell of a ride!

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

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jkrk's picture

For real though, I'm hoping that Meyer doesn't go with the Men of Action speech or I know the season is gone.

Buckeye Knight's picture

Best of luck Braxton.  Heal up for the rest of your bright future.

JT Barrett will bring the juice!

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osubuck57's picture

Crazy times!! Best of luck to Brax on his recovery. J.T. will be alright!!

SCOTTC.

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Killer nuts's picture

Next man up. In the meantime best wishes to Braxton geting healthy

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osu07asu10's picture

(To the Braxton news...)

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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mr.green's picture

get well Braxton. 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I just hope he's able to heal up enough to work out at the Combine. I hate seeing it happen his Senior year especially. Now, time for the rest of the team to go out and get him a B1G Title! He has carried them consistently for three years...time for them to carry him. We're with you Brax, and hope everything works out so that you can fulfill your dream of playing on Sundays!

Let's go Bucks! 11 Days!

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

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BTBuckeye's picture

Get well soon Brax! Next man up! Stay Calm and Trust in Urbz.

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deddy214's picture

Damn. I feel terrible for the guy. He deserved a good senior campaign. I really wanted to see him go out on top

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CALPOPPY's picture

Hodge, if that's you...will you hug me?

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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daveyt11's picture

Dang...me too. LOL

Fowle13's picture

Time to put in work J.T. 

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BuckGuy003's picture

I'm more blown for Braxton then for our team. We will be fine but that kids future just took a serious turn. Really hope he can recover and figure something out.

Guys been nothing but clutch since he got thrown into the fire in 2011.

I am very interested and dare I say excited to see how we fair with Barrett at the helm.

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DudeNick4's picture

Agreed, Braxton Miller has been nothing but a team player since he arrived.  I really do feel so sad for him, just such a disappointing ending for a kid who's been a fantastic representative of this great university.

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o_to_da_h's picture

The team will be fine!!! It hurts but I just pray for this awesome, young man.*ichigan still sucks!!

From here, went here, love here!

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TheBadOwl's picture

I don't think he was lying when he said that he was 100% earlier in the summer or going into camp. I think that he maybe pushed a bit too hard this summer which led to the fatigue.

You can't predict a dislocation and there aren't any precursors to it. It's kind of a freak thing. So there wasn't anything "suspicious" about the days leading up to this.

Anyways, I feel for Braxton. I'm a senior this year too, and I'm pretty crushed. I lost my sophomore year of high school to that injury, it's awful. But what Braxton's going through has gotta be worse.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Frimmel's picture

Okay, the sky has now fallen. We can start picking up the pieces. Go BUCKS!

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Bloombergl's picture

The best Buckeye teams have been those that have played with the edge of an underdog.  Let's go bucks!

Best get well wishes, Brax.  We'll be glad to have you leading, even if only from the sideline.

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BUCKfutter's picture

well, we just found what they're going to rally around this year. entitlement problems of last year will be gone. defense knows they have to be the stalwarts, no more security blanket on the other side of the ball.

if we can get by VT and cincy, JT will have a while to develop before the b1g gets real.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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HYDEYOKIDS's picture

I am scared for Brax. What does this mean for his future?

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CCatanzaro's picture

He's been a man of exceptional work ethic, sound judgment, and proven character since he arrived, and I'm sure long before as well.  My guess is that success will follow in some form for Mr. Miller, no matter where he ends up or what he's doing.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

BuckeyeMark's picture

In my neck of the woods there was this little short guy who Sumlin didn't even think would be his starter ... Johnny Football worked out pretty well for them (on the field - I get the off the field issues).

My point is we don't know what we've got in JT ... but we will now.  Maybe something incredible!  Get well Braxton and let's go JT!

MattyBeingMatty's picture

“Not everybody’s the perfect person in the world, I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever. I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick." -TP

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chemicalwaste's picture

Good Lord! He didn't die!

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BigZ's picture

Sad day in Buckeye country that is for sure! I feel so bad for him because I truly believe this was his year to go 

and accomplish his goals and cement his place in OSU lore. Now I feel that his days in the Scarlett and Gray are done, and he will just be remembered as another great player who never won a B1G championship, a bowl game, or a NC.

Nutbuck1959's picture

Let's hope the defense is MUCH improved, assuming  the offense won't be as productive.

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raki's picture

Keep Calm And Win with JT Barret

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SafetyGuy's picture

My theory: losing Braxton (even though he is Heisman-worthy) will benefit all of the surrounding offensive tools that this team has available, and therefore make this team better because we aren't relying on one man to make all of the plays.  Braxton could have set all sorts of records this year, but now JT & Co. will spread the wealth; and we might see a whole bunch of studs emerge from this injury.  Here's to a speedy recovery for Braxton.  

O-H-

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buckeyepastor's picture

Excellent point.  A while back, it was implied that with Shazier at LB, that those around him used him as a "crutch."  I'm skeptical about that being the case, because the defense was far from stellar and as great as Shazier was there was still a lot of help needed on that side of the ball.   But Braxton was the type of guy that could leave an offense thinking that if they didn't do their job, if they didn't block their man, if they didn't run a great route, if they didn't fulfill their assignment, they could relax a little bit knowing Miller was around to make something out of nothing.  I can't say that there were occasions where it was clearly happening, but if anyone on last year's team possessed the sort of skills that moved other players to treat him as a "crutch" to fall back on, it was #5.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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DRAKE008's picture

Agree, if the OL comes together and is solid.

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CPDenn's picture

If this is the end for him as a Buckeye player, thanks for everything Braxton. Got thrown into the fire as a freshman with a team that had no leaders. Led us to an undefeated season the next and took a beating and never quit last year. There's so much more to say, but the dude is an Ohio State legend. Don't care about not winning a MNC or a Heisman; he's one of the greats. Get well soon buddy.

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FROMTHE18's picture

As much as it sucks for fans, I feel so bad for Braxton. Had a chance to set individual records. Many people seem to think he takes a medical redshirt or just a redshirt. I don't see that happening, if he continues with football it'll be in the NFL. Lets go JT. 

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TheNorthernBuckeye's picture

Hoping for no redshirt, let's build the future and move on. Living in TSUN radio is bashing OSU HARD. Already throwing us out the window with little to zero chance to win the east. It won't be easy but one game at a time and let's go to work. 

"You're an angry football team, and I'm proud to be your coach." - UFM

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chemicalwaste's picture

Yeah, I mean who would want the 2 league offensive player of the year, Heisman candidate, former freshman of the year, fifth year senior quarterback who went 24-2 in his last 2 seasons back? GO TRY TO BE A RUNNING BACK IN THE NFL, LOSER!

(sarcasm not available on mobile)

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OH1O State's picture

A Freshman QB won the Heisman and the National Championship last year. 

Hopefully our defense will be our rock this year. Keep the faith. 

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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Earle's picture

Italics are for emphasis.

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gosolow2000's picture

Go see HODGE above, he's offering them.

AltaBuck's picture

I really feel bad for Braxton. You're talking about a huge impact on a man's livelihood. I hope he recovers fully and has the opportunity for a successful NFL career.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

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droessl's picture

I have trust in Urban and the crew, and the season still can't get here soon enough. But for this moment, rage feels most appropriate. 

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20sider's picture

this one made me laugh just a little

GO BUCKS!

klfeck's picture

Seems like this yet unverified story should be hosted in the check out lane at the super market near you.

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

Get Bucked's picture

Let us not forget that a freshman quarterback won the Heisman AND a National Championship last year. Pretty unlikely, but I like to dream.

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FormerBuck's picture

I hate to be "that guy" but this may be good for Braxton's future.  The nfl has already said he is a RB in their league,    but Braxton wanted to play QB (much like Tebow).  Maybe this injury will force the position change, and more importantly, Braxton's mind set about the position change.  

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southbuc's picture

He's too fragile for RB. An h back maybe. Maybe he plays next year at OSU as an h?

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d5k's picture

He's basically built exactly the same as Reggie Bush coming out of college.

bafiesta's picture

I agree his best NFL position is other than QB.  If he can catch well I'd make him a slot WR, but he'd also be a great scat back.  The NFL is moving more and more toward quick RBs rather than the big bruisers.  

northwest_buckeye's picture

It's JT time now. No looking back or what could've been. We've got a guy under center that's been taking first team reps all year long. Time to step it up.

Best wishes to Braxton. Get well, man. And if not, cash in on that insurance policy.

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

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Spivan's picture

Is this a medical redshirt instance? 

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OSUBias's picture

Yes but he doesn't need it, he never used an actual redshirt. 

Shitter's full

GoBucks713's picture

He's still eligible for a normal redshirt. 

-The Aristocrats!

Spivan's picture

Ahh...  Never knew all the ins and outs of the red shirt program.  Thanks!

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D56GoBucks's picture

Believe in Ed Warriner. And believe that the silver bullets are back and ready to dominate football games. We will still be favored in every game we play until November. An Ohio State offense has never seen this much speed, and Tom Herman and JT will still be able to utilize it with quick throws and long handoffs. The Big Ten title is still the goal, and it is still manageable. Go Bucks!

"Anything easy ain't worth a damn"

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RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

I feel terrible for Braxton. This has to be absolutely devastating for him, but there is a game to be played in 11 days.

Next man up! You never know, maybe J.T. Barrett can be the third straight redshirt freshman to win the Heisman.

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Groveport Heisman's picture

People writing him off for next season are  absolutely nuts. The NFL wanted  to see improvements in a couple of major throwing areas and now that will be impossible this season. He is a strong competitor and I could see him coming back next season to finish his legacy. If nobody leaves early our team will be much much stronger next season.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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osu07asu10's picture

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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andretolstoy's picture

How do we go from "Braxton is not throwing a lot in practice, nursing a sore shoulder." to "Braxton ripped his arm out of socket and is out for the season" ????

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toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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camcop71's picture

In the immortal words of Buford T. Justice...
"SUM BITCH!" :-#

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gosolow2000's picture

A SMOKY AND THE BEAR reference will always get an upvote from me.

camcop71's picture

Yep. Sometimes the simple classic sum it up best.

HolyBuckeye1093's picture

And this is why I voted "I'm freaking out" in the vote a few days ago. I just felt there was no way he was gonna make it thru the whole season healthy but this is devastating. And the reason was because now we have lost over 85% of our total offense and 4/5 OL members.

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buckeyedude's picture

What if he had injured his shoulder in the 2nd qtr against Rutgers? In the middle of the season? Right before the MSU game? It's devastating for Braxton, but the Buckeyes will march on.

 

 

Murph32's picture

While everyone is excited for JT, me included. I really want to know what is next for Brax.

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AngryWoody's picture

If Braxton decides to come back, how will this alter our QB recruiting? Also if JT goes out and plays well who would be out QB if Miller returns? This doesn't only change this year but it could have lasting effects for seasons to come.

Our Honor Defend!

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OSUBias's picture

Feel horrible for Braxton. He gave everything he had for us, possibly (worst case) sacrificing the rest of his career to try to win us an Orange Bowl. He's done everything, EVERYTHING, he's ever been asked. Knowing him, he probably becomes the mentor JT will need to lead us to another successful season. 

Nothing but love and prayers for B. Miller. He deserves better than this, but he will come back and do great things somewhere. 

Shitter's full

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TheToledoBuckeye's picture

Well said. Braxton was a class act on and off the field. He stayed out of trouble, worked very hard at his craft, and made me (and I'm sure many, many others) proud to be a Buckeye! Best of luck to Braxton in whatever comes next for him. We will all be rooting for him!

"Buckeye, born and bred" - Cris Carter

TheKid94's picture

Get well soon Braxton!

I won't throw in the towel for this season; while we've been spoiled with Braxton's talent level, JT and the rest of the crew are more than capable to make this team a force to be reckoned with.  And even if they collapse this season, I'm extremely excited for 2015 with Braxton back and the young talent from this year getting experience they might be unstoppable.  A national championship in my senior year at OSU would be absolutely crazy!

Leonarjl's picture

Braxton out...sucks for this season. On the bright side, we have tons of young talent on offense.  Giving JT an extra year with gametime experience to build chemistry with the offense may pay dividends.

JL

Nappy's picture

Those B1G tears will be so delicious when we're hoisting that trophy in Indy.

The future starts now.

Fan of bacon since 1981

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NW Buckeye's picture

11W.need.more.bandwidth.

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Drewbuckeye's picture

The last two Heisman winners were redshirt freshman quarterbacks.... cough cough

F--- Michigan!

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Earle's picture

JT Barrett is no Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston.  And I mean that in the best possible way.

Italics are for emphasis.

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droessl's picture

JT Barrett pays for his crab legs. 

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Earle's picture

And not with money from autographing sessions either.

Italics are for emphasis.

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Barnsey69's picture

You forgot yet.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

Rob Reese's picture

First and foremost, get well, Brax.  Buckeye Nation is with you.

World, meet J.T. Barrett. 

"All I have known at Michigan is failure.  That's all I know." - Taylor Lewan

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Ajake15's picture

Defense wins championships. Krenzel wasn't a all-star and still got the job accomplished. 

Buster Tillman was underrated

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Denster's picture

MEME!!!!!!!

"It's a double-barreled pistol that fires hard work and victory..."

Buckeyeneer's picture

Very eloquent, Hove.

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

THE Ohio State University

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buckeyedude's picture

We're not supposed to look directly into the Sun, Hov. We could go blind! C'mon, man! Everybody knows that!

 

 

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Vberger's picture

Get well soon Braxton.  Now is your time to shine JT.  Buckeye Nation is here to support you!

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SilverState's picture

fwiw.

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WezBuck28's picture

_ichigan still sux!!!

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Stinson's picture
Guys, relax. JT is bringing Sexy Back to Buckeye Nation. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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Buckeye Knight's picture

Hopefully not Grown and Sexy.

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Faded Trey's picture

Anti-Christ stat of the day. Braxton has exactly 666 career pass attempts

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Imagine you are JT Barrett. Three days ago you found out you are now the backup QB. You are super pumped, proud, got a little swag, called mom and dad, friends and family to share the news. (Well maybe, unless Urban is playing motivational games with Barrett and Cardale.) Today, you are sitting in the coach's office being handed the keys to the corvette. Gulp! You are now the most talked about kid on the team, all the microphones will be in his face and media scrutinizing his every throw. On the sideline, his mentor and good friend just received heartbreaking news. Tough situation for any 19 year old.

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cronimi's picture

Just like Matty Saracen when Jason Street went down! Except Matty was a couple years younger and still had to work at the Alamo Freeze, so he couldn't watch as much game film as JT. Hopefully JT's best friend isn't a serial killer.....

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Lets hope JT doesnt start dating Urban's daughter. Landry's cross country killing spree was a drag #TexasForever.

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thatlillefty's picture

What in the world are yall talking about?

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

Friday Night Lights - the TV show not the movie. As a football fan (and possibly a fan of good televsion) you should check it out. Skip the second season highlighting the murderous back-up place kicker / wanna be rock god.

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cronimi's picture

But if you skip Season 2, you'll never understand how Landry became a serial killer, or got with Tyra (which is probably less believable than the former plot point). Seriously though, there are some good moments/aspects to S2 of FNL, but on the whole it's bad ... which is why everyone in Dillon got zapped with the Men in Black mind-eraser before S3. "Santiago? Who's Santiago??" If you're a fan of the show, Alan Sepinwall and Dan Feinberg of the Firewall & Iceberg podcast are doing a Summer rewatch of FNL S2. It's an amusing listen.

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Love Sepinwall. He has turned me on to some great shows.....most recently Orphan Black. 

cw823's picture

IF the oline performs well, and IF the receivers are better, I'm not concerned.

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Zallton's picture

I gotta be optimistic or I might cry… But this does change my mentality for the season, it will be fun to win instead of a relief to not lose if that makes sense. But more importantly...

This could set up for a killer next year. Going into this year, I thought we were still a year away from truly having a great team across the board. We had too much that we lost with the O-Line, Hyde, and others to replace quickly. Couple that with a young defense and a new scheme and you have to have a lot fall into place to win it all. Even with Braxton we might have swept the Big Ten (still might), but IMO we weren’t going to be able to take it to the next level to compete with the elites like FSU, Alabama, etc.

Now looking to 2015… We will be better at every position going into the season compared to this year (except maybe D-Line if Spence leaves, but with Bosa will there ever truly be a dropoff?). The secondary will have a season to develop and learn the new schemes brought in by Ash while only losing Grant but we have the talent to replace him. The Linebackers will be solid as Raekwon goes HAM with Perry and Lee. The young Wide Receivers (Wilson, Dixon, Thomas, Marshall)  will be much better off after another year of experience. Ezekiel will be running wild, and I think that he is capable of having a near Hyde-like season in production. And now to top it off, we have either XBrax or an experienced, instead of unproven JT Barrett.

Next year could be the year, boys, but that's still a year away and I'll still be watching every second of every game I can until thn. 

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buckeyedude's picture

I'm not even ready to talk about 2015. This is going to be an exciting year, regardless.

 

 

DJ Byrnes's picture

THE GAME IS STILL THE GAME

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

ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Agreed

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.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

And it's at home :)

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Barnsey69's picture

And they will win.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

Jbucks's picture

Does Miller possibly take a med redshirt?

Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it-John 1:5 SEC meet Ohio State, Ohio State meet SEC

IBleedSandG's picture

To say this sucks would be an major understatement. My heart is broken for Braxton. The kid is such a humble, likeable young man. I hope he can get fully healed and continue to chase his dream.

Like most other Buckeye fans, I am still very excited about the '14 season regardless of who is under center. Time for a new star to shine. Let's get it, J.T.!

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

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toad1204's picture

Can you change your icon?  Please?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

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BuckeyeNation's picture

I see what you did there Toad.

buckeyecountry's picture

Cash in $1 million injury insurance policy.....get your degree. No redshirt.

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cal3713's picture

Sounds like he also has to forgo the NFL to get that money... I doubt he's willing to do that.

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Yeah, he has surgery and successfully rehabs it he'd still have a good shot at being drafted or making an NFL roster. I think the insurance policy is his last resort (financially).

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

Maestro's picture
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Fatpants's picture

2011 shouldn't be too far in the rear-view mirror to give us some perspective here. We're talking about one (albeit valuable) player. This isn't multiple suspensions/ineligibles and an interim coach.

Defense needs to step up, Barrett needs to distribute the ball. This ain't Walrus Ball where one stud carries your offense in spite of itself!!!!

Cheer up people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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osu407's picture

I realize its crazy, but if he doesn't redshirt, I hope it heals well enough that he can at least get on the field but just not throw. We could do a special package or two with him at the h back or wide receiver. Not a lot, but enough to see him on the field his senior year and maybe see a stutter step or two. 

motobuckeye's picture

Ahhhhhh...what a bummer.  Feel like I was punched in the gut.  Get well soon Braxton!!!!  Let's all rally behind J.T. And give him 100% support.  It's almost go time, Buckeyes!!!!!

CPDenn's picture

This team has too many playmakers to just give up on the season. And until Warinner proves otherwise, I'm assuming the OL will at least be good despite being green. If he was able to piece together what we had in 2012 and turn it into the 6th rated rushing attack in the country (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ncaaoff2012), then he deserves the benefit of the doubt with a group that's come up with the system in place. Given his track record, along with the way they've recruited, it won't be surprising if the line is great. Same goes for how Herman calls the games. There was some consternation about the play calling in the MSU and Clemson games, but we've had two of the greatest offenses in school history under this dude. And they really have no option but to trust the skill players to make plays at this point. 

JT has a wealth of options to work with. Having such depth at RB and WR only helps, even if some if it is pretty young. I like how we stack up overall. If they can put JT in good positions, he shouldn't have a problem distributing to our playmakers. 

Above all, trust Urb, Texas Tom and Warinner to take care of the offense.

blu.fan's picture

The Buckeyes will be fine. You have a great coach, and have done an incredible job recruiting year in and year out. I feel bad for Braxton, who is a class act and an incredible QB. It is extremely hard to lose a senior QB, even more so when the QB is as gifted as Miller. I suppose this will make your season more interesting, but maybe it will bring the whole team much closer together. I do think your games against Michigan State and Minnesota just got a lot harder. It gives me more hope as a Michigan fan, but we have so many problems on the OL, I don't know that your losing Braxton makes a difference. But again, condolences, as you deal with this bad news.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

There were a lot of comments in here following January 3 to the effect of "I sort of hope Miller does declare for the draft. He can't pass, and I'm ready for the Barrett era to begin."

You guys have your wish now. Hopefully, you were right.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

3GB's picture

BAH GAWD THAT'S JT BARRETT'S MUSIC!!

AND OH MY LOOK WHO HE'S BROUGHT WITH EM! 

IT'S Zeke Elliot Dontre Wilson Curtis Samuel Corey & Devin Smith Jeff Heuerman and GOOD GAWD ROD F. SMITH! THEY MIGHT DAMN NEAR KILL A MAN!

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IBleedSandG's picture

"That's my Quarterback, man." [ sniffle] [sniffle]

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

Pa_snoborder's picture

^^vote.  HAHAHA

"No one puts baby in a corner!" - P.Swayze.

SpielmanForPres's picture

Silver lining is *ichigan still won't beat us in November. 

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Myc24's picture

In all seriousness - good luck Braxton. Take care of your body, heal up, and get ready for whatever come next in life be it the NFL or (less likely) a final year in scarlet and gray. You are a great ball player, and more importantly a great man. Be a leader in the locker room and continue The Chase in a new capacity.
 

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

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southbuc's picture

We won a natty with a cerebral quarterback who made good decisions and distributed the ball well. It's all about the defense.  

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ChimdiCheckyaselfbeforeyawreckyaself's picture

right on - he isn't going to have to do it all himself...as long as the O line is solid, he has enough help around that he should be able to distribute the ball and gain confidence early in games with quick passes/screens.  

Also - Krenzel is the man!!!

A little is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada

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Ahh Saturday's picture

As far as football goes, Saturday will still be Saturday. The Buckeyes will take the field in less than two weeks and it will be glorious. The season might not reach the level many of us had hoped, or it might surprise us, but for us fans it will be football either way, a game we enjoy watching once a week. For Braxton Miller things have changed in a far more significant way. I hope he can recover from this, and I hope to see him get a chance again in '15, but really I'm just thankful for all he's already contributed to Buckeye football, and I wish him well in whatever comes next for him. 

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

Get well Brax and I hope you get drafted and given a shot in the NFL.  In the meantime, the spotlight is now on you, JT Barrett.  Let your light shine!

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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buckeyecountry's picture

Urban' s next press conference will be interesting. Hope he gives a positive on tOSU going forward with JT

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Myc24's picture

Remember when Braxton was a true freshman? He was just bananas. Barrett is a RS Freshman. He could be pretty good too. 

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

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cronimi's picture

Buckeye Nation has put its collective faith in a JT before, and that resulted in a National Championship. And this year, Buckeye Nation will once again put its collective faith in a JT, with hopes of the same result. Get well, Brax! Good luck, JT! 

thatlillefty's picture

Damn... I was holding out hope. What a bummer.

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AkronBuckeye13's picture
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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Brax - total class, great kid, amazing work ethic, leader. None of us know if he'll redshirt or head to the NFL. I'm glad we had the opportunity to watch a truly amazing athlete grace the hallowed grounds on the Olentangy where so many legends were made. 

I have a gut feeling Brax may want to finish what he began... But whatever road he chooses, he can be assured he's already carved a place for himself in Buckeye lore. 

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NStahl94's picture

Ugh I feel sick for Braxton, his family, and the rest of Buckeye Nation. That being said I still feel good about this team and am excited for the future. Go Bucks!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

After kicking the dog, flushing the fish, shooting the bird, and punching a little old lady walking by my office - I still feel like a used box of <fill in a gross item here>.
 

Having said that - nobody had a clue what Kenny Guiton would do when Braxton went down last year - so I will be the glass overflowing guy here and say that this team is loaded with studs and we have one of the best coaching staffs on the sidelines.  JT has had a year in the system and took a ton of snaps all spring long.  There is no way we can replace Braxton but that is not to say that JT doesn't excel in other parts of his game that we cannot take advantage of.  The main part is to have a great offensive strategy to take advantage of the team we are facing.  Since we have Tom H and Urban Meyer in charge of that, I feel very confident that will not be the issue.  JT will just need to play smart and get the ball in the hands of his pethora of stars he has lining up with him.

I think we will be just fine!

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

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e135800's picture

You guys are missing a huge point. How sweet it will be to smoke ttun with our "backup".. SCHWING

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JarheadBuck's picture

Somebody needs to comb the records again...are we ABSOLUTELY SURE there's no way Kenny G can get another year of eligibility???  lol

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GordonGee4Ever's picture

Could be worse guys...We could have a healthy Devin Gardner on our team....Go Bucks #screwblue #BarrettTime

All roads lead back to Columbus

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Buck_YES's picture

Wishing Braxton a speedy recovery, 

But hey guys, it could be worse, this guy could be the coach of our team...

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buckeyedude's picture

^^^^^^^^never gets old^^^^^^^^^^

 

 

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

First of all, Braxton, get well soon.  I feel bad for the guy.  Senior year and this happens.  I hope this doesn't spell the end of his playing career, but if it does, well, that's where the "student" part of "student-athlete" comes in (as much of a sham as "student-athlete" seems to be sometimes).  Best of luck in whatever happens from here out.

That said, I'm excited to see what J.T. Barrett brings to the table.  I don't think the season is totally fucked.  Maybe playoff hopes could be shot.  Then again, and I hope this is the case - J.T. can be our own version of BAD NEWS BARRETT.  Hey TTUN (and Sparty and everyone else on the schedule), I'm afraid I've got some bad news!

Class of 2010.

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." This year is going to get gritty. This is defcon1, but Urban couldn't have put together a better supporting cast for JT if he had bags full of money to hand out. I'll say something that might not be super popular, but I believe 98% of the throws Braxton made... any scholarship QB on an OSU team should be able to make. Now, we sure as shit are going to miss his playmaking abilities, but I believe this offense will be more balanced and we are going to see these weapons shine. I'm holding off on the white flag bc if there is anyone that can turn nothing into a Leak/Tebow national championship... it's YABOI UFM.

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

THE_BRAX5's picture

At least we still have Lebron :)

-1 HS
Buck Commander's picture

Man....This sucks fuckin cock n balls

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Damn, son. Talk about a football primer buzzkill

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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MikeTheBuckeye's picture

If Braxton uses his medical redshirt for this season, does anyone foresee him returning next year? Or do you think he learned a painful message as to why people skip their senior year to land in the NFL? Unfortunately I think we've seen the last of Miller's heroics in a buckeye uniform.

Northbrook's picture

If this is true either there was some horrendous medical screwup back in February or something else happened since then. I'd guess the latter. Might be something that Brax did not notify the Staff about. If this is false, the reporter, source, or both need their ass kicked.

elitesmithie's picture

Possible Silver Linings:

1. Forces all players to step up.

2. Lowered external expectations and pressure. We no longer "need" to beat Navy by 30. We can be judged on W-L.

3. While I doubt JT is a better playmaker/runner rumor has it he is an excellent decision maker in the passing game. Maybe we can let our QB pass and our stable of RB's run?

4. Defense wins 'ships anyways.

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buckeye4life050233's picture

would be nice if that were the case about number 2 but it is a race to blowouts this year.  but yea it definitely lowers the bar for ohio state's chances if we go undefeated

elitesmithie's picture

True but unlike last year we don't need to be in the top 2. Top 4 is easier to get into. All we have to do is win. Last year we had to win AND win "better" than other teams to jump them.

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whalewars's picture

Barrett in to manage the game and play it safe. Cardayle in to snowplow on short yardage. Sound familiar? Chris Leak and Tim Tebow.

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Catfish Biff's picture

I think Luke Skywalker needs to comment on this.... 

..Til' we wobble in our shoes!

IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

MordenofSith needs to comment then

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

TUNBUCK89's picture

I'm starting to lean more and more to the dislike side of the new president Drake hire. Two of Ohio State football faces gone before the season even starts. Let's get the Bow-Tie back!!!

+2 HS
GOOMBAY's picture

Predictions on the "Taylor bunts!" equivalent for the Buckeyes?

THE_BRAX5's picture

Does Lebron have football eligibility ??

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

He technically does, but he's takin' his talents to Cleveland......

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Woody16111's picture

If Braxton doesn't play another down at Ohio State this has to be the most hard luck situation of any Buckeye of all time.

Freshman year thrust into the Starting role after Tatgate - Head Coach gone, team a mess. Following year, sets the world on fire but can't go bowling. Then in 2013 lights it up again but the defense takes a crap. No Big Ten titles, no national title shot, no Heisman and this guy was a beast.

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MrBobDobalina's picture

yeah. this is what i just said before seeing your post.  you put it much more precisely.

in my memory, i would put braxton second only to greg oden on the all-bad-luck team. 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

I know this will shock nobody but I floated over to both MGoBlog and Blackshoediaries to see what was being said... the PSU fans are complete fucktards and by far win the award for being complete dicks.  MGoBlog site was actually quite surprising!  I expected a close race to the bottom between the two fanbases but I have to hand it to TTUN fans on that site - they completely caught me off guard with their comments!

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

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Based on my most recent experiences, as well as hearing things like this, I'm really thinking the PSU fan base has the most arse-holes in the B1G, much more that TTUN's.

albinomosquito's picture

the trolls are almost as hard to deal with as the news.. if Barrett struggles it will only get worse..  then again, if he lights it up, it would just be that much sweeter..  :)

i'm ready for some football.

Catfish Biff's picture

I don't know what's worse, national championship implications or possibly preventing Winston from winning another Heisman.

Archie MUST be the only two-time winner.

..Til' we wobble in our shoes!

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toad1204's picture

Word on the street is there's a surgery room for Maxton Biller which will likely be in use tomorrow.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

MrBobDobalina's picture

braxton has had a terrible draw since he has been at osu. first pryor and the sanctions and now this.  i feel bad for the kid. he seemed to do and say everything right and things never seemed to line up for him.

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Nairion's picture

Lets not forget JT was the #3 duel thret just a couple years ago. He already knows the offense, the reads, and has built credibility with the team.

Braxton, I will sincerely regret not getting to see you play in person for my 1 buckeye pilgramage this decade (Cincinnati game). I wish you the best recovery, and a great spirit of encouragement for your little brother.

rihmds80's picture

2012- A relative unknown redshirt freshman stepped into the starting role at Texas A&M and won the Heisman Trophy. (Johnny Manziel)
2013- A highly touted redshirt freshman stepped into the starting role at Florida St and won the Heisman Trophy and National Championship (Jameis Winston)
2014- A former 4-Star recruit and current redshirt freshman gets the starting role at Ohio State as a result of an injury to the starting QB. 
THERES ALOT OF FOOTBALL TO BE PLAYED!!! BUCKEYES DONT REBUILD, THEY RELOAD!!! There's a ton of talent on this team and the Buckeyes are still in a spot to compete for a National Championship!!! Let the Haters Hate, us TRUE BUCKEYES will be the last ones laughing!!! GO BUCKS!!!

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buck__luv's picture

Braxton, thank you for all the great memories you have given to The Buckeye Nation.  I wish for you a full recovery and a wonderful career at the next level.  J.T., Cardale and to all the Mighty Bucks, I am looking forward to all the great memories you will be creating this season.  Our 2014 season may be starting with a few change-ups, but the end result will still be the same----We Will Be A Final Four Team.  GO BUCKS!

SilverState's picture

D*mn. 

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Pa_snoborder's picture

"No one puts baby in a corner!" - P.Swayze.

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TUNBUCK89's picture

You know what?........A new training camp video featuring JT hitting receivers in stride & making the right reads while moving the offense would be most welcome right now! 

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tcm1968's picture

If Braxton happens to read this I can hope he does two things. 1) Reach out to Drew Brees. EXACT same injury Drew had and he's a great guy who's become a hall of fame NFL player after the injury. And 2) Grab a headset and pass on everything you know to the young QBs. Be a leader from the sideline.

Go Bucks!

Phillips.449's picture

I take back any comments I made about boring topics of conversation during the offseason.  F$#K excitement. When is Bucksfan changing his Icon?

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hetuck's picture

1. Wish Braxton the best.

2. Reminds me of Keith Byars and his fifth metatarsal injury. Similar angst and timing among Buckeye Nation.

3. Who would you rather have as your QB? 1. J.T. Barrett, a QB you recruited and is now in his second year in the program to include spring ball and extensive fall snaps due to Braxton's limitations. 2. FSU's back up who shows up for fall camp. I vote for #1. My point is Alabama isn't acting like the sky is falling and fully expect to win the SEC. 

4. J.T. and Herman have nearly two weeks to get ready. The offense was different when Guiton was at QB and I expect similar adjustments to emphasize what Barret does best. Use the talent around him. Yes, that may mean diamond. At the same time, prepare Cardale for what he does best. Meyer had a Tebow package in 2006. Take advantage of Cardale's talents as a change up. 

5. If you went to Vegas and bet the money line for every OSU game, how often would you bet against them today? Maybe MSU and that is a long way away. Look how Cook developed as the season progressed. Hopefully Barret does the same. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

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Buckeyejohn's picture

#3 on your list is probably the best reason I have heard all day on why Ohio State fans shouldn't give up. Barrett has just about as much experience as Coker from FSU and I don't see Saban crying his eyes out. We won a lot of games with Todd Boeckman, a developing Troy Smith, and an average arm in Krenzel. I'm not saying Barret is Troy Smith, but I think Barret can easily exceed Boeckman and maybe even Krenzel (junior year). Krenzel had an average arm, decent mobility, and excellent decision making. Barrett sounds to be very similar to this description. He just needs to make sound decisions and the duo of Eze/Rod Smith/Curtis Samuel will do the rest on the ground.

Poison nuts's picture

Another day & another crash at 11W...which can only mean that 2 five star kids committed - or, well, really bad news.

This really sucks for Braxton. A died in the wool Buckeye who seemed to be on a mission to accomplish his goals. Now his whole life is permanently changed in one way or another. As a fan - I'm bummed, but I'll be just fine. If my team doesn't do all the things they wanted to because of this, it's not that big a deal for me. I'll live. Braxton though, may be looking at a totally different life than if this hadn't happened. That's got to be incredibly hard. My thoughts are with him...

Now on the bright side - who knows...maybe JT will step up in a monster way. It's certainly not unheard of for an untested RS freshman to pull out a killer season. I think it may have even happened recently. It will put OSU in a situation where they will now be underdogs on a number of occasions & I think that the underdog role is a good one in CFB. It's not as though there are no other good players at OSU. The cupboards are full. My expectations remain unchanged. It's going to be an interesting year & the only thing anyone can do is hope for the best...GO BUCKS!

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

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mtgerken's picture

Ive been giving way to many upvotes for such a tragedy!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

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lamplighter's picture

If we have any doctors out there - is this a SLAP tear from what you can see?

You can&#039;t spell chump without UM's picture

Well I hear Tebow's available, maybe Meyer can call him up.

Brady Hoke ate my comment

FrontOfficeJT's picture

Brax get well, use that Medical Redshirt. JT time in the CO...

http://thefrontofficenews.com/v2/2014/08/19/its-j-t-barrett-time-in-colu...

TFON JT

allbucksallthetime's picture

Like many, I was not expecting the end of Braxton's year and, most likely career, to be this week.  I am grateful that we were able to watch Braxton grow as a young man and QB.these last 3 years and will always have fond memories of #5.  Braxton will always be a great Buckeye and tremendous ambassador for OSU going forward.  

My best wishes for a full recovery go out to Braxton.  Go Bucks!

My buck's picture

I truly hope this has a "Fairy Tale" ending for Braxton and Buckeye Nation. With a lot of hard work, the support of his teammates, coaches, family, and fans, hopefully he can come back and win one next year! What an incredible accomplishment that would be!!!

in the meantime, this years team is still going to be tough as hell! I have a really good feeling about our defense, and you know what they say...?  Just sayin'. 

Jabba1977's picture

Good luck with surgery and rehab Braxton,hope to see you back next year!!

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