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02/27/14 - Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller had minor outpatient surgery on his right shoulder on Friday morning. A release from Ohio State said the surgery on his throwing shoulder took place at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Miller, the Big Ten's offensive player of the year, will be limited in his activities throughout spring drills. The Buckeyes begin practices on March 4 and play their annual spring intrasquad scrimmage on April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Despite missing almost three complete games with a sprained knee, Miller ran for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for 2,094 yards and 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season as the Buckeyes went 12-2. - AP Sports
01/09/14 - QB Miller staying at Ohio State; Vrabel to Texans...Ohio State announced Thursday night that quarterback Braxton Miller will return for his senior season in 2014. Meanwhile, Buckeyes defensive line coach Mike Vrabel tweeted that he is leaving to become the linebackers coach with the Houston Texans on coach Bill O'Brien's new staff. Numerous outlets reported for the past week that Miller was leaning toward returning after the Buckeyes lost their final two games of the season to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship and to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. "I want to help this team win a Big Ten championship next year," Miller said in a statement. "Plus, I want to improve as a quarterback in all aspects of my game. I'm looking forward to working another year with Coach (Urban) Meyer and (offensive coordinator) Coach (Tom) Herman."
Miller, a two-time Big Ten Most Valuable Player, has accounted for 8,346 yards of total offense and 84 touchdowns in his three seasons. Miller finished eighth in the Big Ten in rushing this past season with 1,068 yards but was the conference's ninth-ranked passer with 2,094 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Considered a preseason Heisman candidate in 2013, he suffered an early season knee injury that derailed his chances. "We look forward to having Braxton Miller return to this team for his senior season," Meyer said. "He has been an extremely valuable member of our team and he is also a fine student. His desire to lead our team to a championship, to earn his degree from The Ohio State University next spring and to continue to improve as a quarterback are his motivation." - The Sports Xchange
01/04/14 - Report: Braxton Miller to return, Ryan Shazier to go pro...There's good news and bad news, Ohio State. The good news is that, according to a report from Sports Illustrated, Braxton Miller will be returning to Columbus for his senior season in 2014. Which means the Buckeyes will get the leader of their offense back, and we know at least one of the names that will be mentioned as a Heisman candidate next season. The bad news is that the leader of the Buckeyes defense won't be back, as the same Sports Illustrated report says Shazier will enter the NFL Draft. While not unexpected, the loss of Shazier will hurt an Ohio State defense that struggled through injuries and bad play to finish the season. Shazier led Ohio State with 144 tackles this season, which is 60 more than the next closest Buckeye, C.J. Barnett. Shazier also had 23.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four forced fumbles. He's expected to be a first-round pick.
Still, the loss of Shazier is softened by Miller's return - as well as tight end Jeff Heuerman who is also expected back in Columbus - because Miller is the face of this Ohio State team. Despite the fact he missed nearly three games Miller still finished the season with 3,162 total yards and 36 total touchdowns. Staying another year is probably the right decision for Miller as well. While he's an undeniable playmaker with the football in his hands, and is capable of making defenders look foolish with regularity, he still has a lot of improvement to make as a passer. Another season of tutelage on the college level could help his NFL Draft stock. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
01/03/14 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Braxton Miller is the catalyst in the Buckeyes' potent offensive attack, whether he's running or passing. Dual-threat quarterbacks have given Clemson's defense fits in the past, and most recently when South Carolina's Connor Shaw gouged the Tigers for 94 yards rushing just two weeks ago. Miller's strength is his efficiency; he doesn't beat himself with many mistakes, as evidenced by his 22-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio, but he may be most effective when he's giving the Buckeyes yet another threat in the running game. - The Sports Xchange
12/12/13 - Braxton Miller doesn't know if he'll return to Ohio State...Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller won the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football Award on Thursday, which the paper gives annually to the best player in the Big Ten, and during his interview with the paper he was asked about his future plans. More specifically, whether or not he plans to return to Ohio State for his senior season. Miller hasn't made a decision yet. "It's tough; I just don't know," Miller told the Tribune. "I've really got to sit down and go through the pros and cons. I'll talk to my parents, take it slow. Hopefully ball out on Jan. 3 and see what the scouts are looking at."
Miller has had a spectacular career at Ohio State and his team came up just short of a Big Ten crown and a national title shot this season. However, while Miller hasn't made up his mind just yet, the general consensus seems to be that he'll return for his senior season. While it's hard not to see how talented Miller is, the NFL is still a passing league. Athletic quarterbacks may be a bonus, but throwing the ball is still the name of the game. And Miller just hasn't been as polished passing as other quarterbacks that will be in the upcoming draft class. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com