One of college football’s developing dramas this offseason is Ohio State’s quarterback battle and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says that despite some rumors circulating, Braxton Miller will stay with the Buckeyes for his senior season.
With Cardale Jones having had a terrific run in the College Football Playoff and spearheading last season’s championship, as well as having another fine quarterback on the roster in J.T. Barrett, there was concern that Miller would transfer.
However, Smith has steadfastly denied any such rumors, even though Miller hasn’t publicly stated his intentions.
ElevenWarriors.com reported Smith was stern with his message:
For Gene Smith, when it comes to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller’s status as a college athlete, it’s pretty simple.
“He’s not going anywhere,” Smith told Eleven Warriors Thursday.
Really? You don’t think so? Not even with the constant rumors that he would leave his home state and school to go elsewhere where he’d be assured a starting spot?
“No. He’s not going anywhere,” Smith said. “Where’s the rumors? He’s never said that.”
Miller is currently on the mend as he recovers from a torn labrum he suffered on August 18. It has been a hectic offseason for Miller, as he also committed a minor violation in April.
He is coming off a season in which he recorded 2.094 passing yards and 24 touchdowns (to just seven interceptions) in 12 games played.