Data Scout Notes: **2014: (+) 08-18-14 Shoulder INJ, Out for 2014/DS #3 Sr QB, #8 Draft Eligible-#113/1000 Overall, Projected Rounds 3-4..PWCamp/PMaxwell/POBrien/PUnitas/PPTW/DS#3PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...(+) Coming off Spring 2014 Throwing Shoulder Surgery...2013: OPOYC/QBOYC/1stC/1stM...Coming off 09-07-13 Knee INJ...PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/DS#4PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/TSX-PMVP&PTW/PManning...2012: QBOYC/2ndC/1stM/ManningFinalist/O'BrienFinalist...POBrien/Pmaxwell
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01/22/15 - Braxton Miller enrolled at Ohio State for spring semester...Maybe it matters. Maybe it doesn't. As of yet, Braxton Miller hasn't said. But for whatever it's worth, Miller doesn't appear to have any immediate plans to leave Columbus, judging by the report from the Columbus Dispatch's Tim May. Enrolling at Ohio State would hardly preclude Miller from transferring over the summer or even beforehand, but it's worth noting it doesn't appear to be a necessary step towards a potential out of the Buckeyes' uber-crowded depth chart at quarterback.
Miller received his degree in communications from the school in December and would have been eligible to become a graduate school transfer at the beginning of this semester. Miller's future has been one of the hottest topics of speculation in college football since J.T. Barrett emerged as a potential Heisman candidate midway through what would become the Buckeyes' national championship season -- speculation that only increased when Cardale Jones took over for Barrett, led the Buckeyes to victory in the Big Ten title game and two College Football Playoff games ... and then elected to return to school. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
12/31/14 - Urban Meyer expects Braxton Miller back at Ohio State for 2015...Cardale Jones, Ohio State's third-string quarterback at the beginning of the season and starter for Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal against Alabama, has been the focus of many Sugar Bowl-related stories this week, but recent reports of a potential Braxton Miller transfer have Urban Meyer discussing the Buckeyes' quarterback situation for 2015. During media availability on Wednesday, Meyer was asked about Miller's status with the team for next season. Meyer acknowledged that while there have been "conversations" about the future, Miller is expected back in Columbus for his final year of eligibility.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Miller has "shown interest in transferring to Florida State." If the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year does plan on leaving Ohio State, FSU will likely have to compete with any team looking for a quarterback this offseason as Miller would eligible to play immediately. J.T. Barrett's sensational regular season started these discussions earlier in the year, but no credible reports had surfaced linking Miller to a particular transfer destination until this week. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
08/22/14 - Surgery scheduled for Buckeyes' Miller...Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn labrum on Tuesday. The Columbus Dispatch reported that noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation in Pensacola, Fla. The injury is a partial tear. Recovery time is estimated between nine and 12 months. That would mean Miller would miss all of spring practice next year. Miller has indicated that he will forgo the NFL Draft and return as a fifth-year senior nest season. Miller had surgery in February for a partial labrum tear suffered in an Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. He was being eased back into action after sitting out spring practice, but on Monday he reinjured the shoulder while making a routine 7-yard pass. - The Sports Xchange
08/19/14 - Report: Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder, season in jeopardy...Here's a bombshell that could change the landscape of college football in 2014. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller reinjured his right shoulder during practice Monday, and that the injury puts Miller's entire 2014 season "in jeopardy." Ohio State has not confirmed the report, but a source tells CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler that Miller will undergo an MRI on the shoulder Tuesday morning. Miller was throwing an out-route in practice during non-contact drills and grabbed his throwing arm/shoulder and told coaches he felt something. Miller then spent the rest of the practice with ice on his shoulder, and was in good spirits.
Fowler was also told that Ohio State isn't sure how long Miller will be out, and won't be until it gets the results of the MRI. Whatever the results, losing Miller for any length of time would be a huge blow to the Buckeyes. Ohio State would go from a preseason favorite in the Big Ten to, well, nobody really knows. That's just the kind of impact player Braxton Miller is, as he's considered by just about anyone you ask a candidate for the Heisman Trophy this season. Miller had surgery on a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder in February after hurting it in Ohio State's Orange Bowl loss to Clemson. If Miller misses time -- for whatever length of time -- he'd likely be replaced by redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who is second on the Ohio State depth chart. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
08/19/14 - Report: Ohio State loses QB Miller for season...Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, considered a preseason contender for the Heisman Trophy, sustained a dislocated right shoulder in practice on Monday and ESPN reported that he will miss the 2015 season. Ohio State is expected to update his condition later Tuesday. Miller was to undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage to the shoulder, which was surgically repaired in February after he was injured in the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson in January. The Canton Repository reported that Miller experienced instability in the shoulder while throwing a routine pass during Monday's practice. The Buckeyes returned to practice Tuesday morning without Miller.
Miller had been nursing the shoulder along during preseason camp. He did not participate in contact drills during the spring after the surgery. If Miller is unable to play this season, he would be eligible for a redshirt in 2015. Ohio State is ranked No. 5 in the preseason Associated Press poll and considered a contender to land one of the berths in the four-team playoff to determine a national champion this season. If Miller is indeed sidelined, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett likely will be the starting quarterback for the season opener on Aug. 30 against Navy. Last season, Miller completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions and also ran for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange