"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Braxton Miller Reportedly Out For 2014. (multiple outlets confirm)
All of Ohio right now...
Braxton: "Coach.. I'm not feeling great, think I need to sit out."
Urbz: "Wait... I have an idea. I saw it in a movie.. errr a dream I had once."
I had this same thought in my head last night lol
As the first thread was based on a tweet, but now there is confirmation literally everywhere (except perhaps among those among the OSU faithful who may not yet know, so the one dude), we'll let this thread serve as the primary outlet for news on Braxton Miller's injury. It's a fuzzy line on the blog really, but it is big news and probably wasn't going to ever be contained in a single thread. This thread, however, shall stand as the last one for now to ensure there is room for other news.
Gil Brandt had and was posted in another thread. It's no more official than the Gil Brandt tweet.
Probably, but I figured, like the OP, that now that journalists are citing sources saying he's out for the season as opposed to "out indefinitely" or "out for an extended period of time" I figured it was probably relevant to link.
He seems awfully proud of a loaner car.
Officially? The first word of the link is "Report:"
As ESPN and Eleven Warriors have cred, it still should say "Reportedly" and not officially.
On a serious note...I feel terrible for the kid.
Feel bad for Braxton, but karma can be a bitch, Urbs.
The SI Jinx - it really works
Yeah, he was on the cover the week before they lost the B10 title game, too.
Can we get Dantonio and Narduzzi on that cover asap?
I'm encouraged for Michigan's chances this season. And I'm pleased that OSU may have a down year.
But I feel really bad for Braxton. That truly sucks. Hope he makes a full recovery.
They should stop worrying about B1G play and....
As someone who lives near Annapolis (and thus root for the Middies every chance I can get), the Goat should indeed be feared. Coach Niumatalolo has been on a tear since he took over; 4 Commander-In-Chief trophies, 5 bowls (two wins), 2 leprechaun scalps (Haha!), including at ND for the first time in a billion years.
And oh yes, extending the Navy winning streak against Army to 12 games.
Sadly, they are probably still overmatched at 20 or so of the 22 positions.
I realize this is probably happening, but it isn't "official" until OSU releases a statement. People keep saying "official", when it really isn't. I know I'm splitting hairs here, but still. You may want to edit the title.
...do you mean that literally?
Can LeBron play QB???
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yes, he prefers to distribute the ball or so they say.
and the Browns will send Johnny Football to the "minors" for some seasoning
Spoken in the words of the great Matt Millen.
Family time excuse
It took 14 posts on 11W before a non mod wished Braxton well and a speedy recovery.
site - ever - what is the general douchebaggery going on over there?
I was only on there for about 30 seconds. A lot of next man up type stuff. That was the first and probably last time I'll venture on over there.
Did you hear that Braxton Miller, the starting quarterback for Ohio State University's football team, hurt his shoulder and might be out for the season? This seems like it could have an effect on our football team here at the University of Michigan. Does anyone want to speculate about it on this site with me?
This actually maybe puts more pressure on UM to win this season because what would it be like if we didn't........?
4 OL, Hyde, Miller...RS FR QB will be relying on a lot of unproven dudes...GMatt will need to unleash the hounds.
Ohio could really struggle this year. Teams that play them early may get more advantage.
Quote of the day from r/cfb:
(OSU fan) Still nothing from Eleven Warriors...
(Michigan fan) They are busy renaming it Ten Warriors.
Given the state of the Fort and the number of times Hoke says someone has a boo-boo, can we really criticize Meyer for being less than forthcoming on the injury status of his starting QB during the offseason?
I probably haven't read every comment, but I haven't seen any.
But I agree with you, he doesn't have to say anything. Maybe they're getting second opinions or Miller's family asked him not to or any number of things.
It seemed to me that the op was criticizing Meyer with his comment about Meyer lying for months. Maybe I'm overanalyzing that sentence, though.
it's only requiring final certification from that official source. Look, if there was better news, it would have been made public this morning. When that didn't happen, you knew it was season-ending and who knows, potentially worse. The fan base was already bracing for the worse. But even the blog knew that the staff was hiding the real deal information on Miller's status and actual condition.
I mean this was insinuated in every account about Miller's health in that blog. So Meyer is going to have to fess up for that at some point because questions are going to be raised about it.
...says he's back for The Game.
Braxton and Urb just trollin us.
If he is back for The Game, hopefully he experiences the same level of success that Henne did against OSU when his arm was barely attached. I don't recall a lot of sympathy from OSU fans about his injury.
I do feel bad for Braxton, as he is a talented player and this seems like it could affect his pro career. Wit that being said, immediately before I saw the first report on this story, I had just finished reading the comments to the 11W preview of Michigan. After reading those comments, I was thinking to myself that the OSU faithful were pretty cocky considering that they are one hit away from having to start a freshman or having Cardale "play school" Jones be their starter (not to mention their own issues with inexperience at OL, RB, LB, CB, etc.). I guess Urban will have to earn his money this year (albeit against a pretty terrible schedule).
Have you read the crap they say about us on 11 W's? O HOW I HATE OHIO!
I don't think anyone genuinely wishes anything bad on Braxton, but those Buckeyes can go to hell. If this were one of our important players, 11 warriors would be sipping bubbly and cheesing.
You're right. I live in Ohio, and usually have to just roll my eyes at some of the comments I hear. One of my facebook friends actually said OSU just got an upgrade at the QB position with Miller being out.
An upgrade? Lol wut