"You know how Kyle Flood still has a job? Yeah, all Jourdan."
Hope for a recovery so we can see what he an do in the pros. Go Blue!
I'm not sure this is the best time to go pro, coming off of a year off with an injury and with questions about his passing ability. Better for him if he comes back to school next year.
Yeah, he could redshirt. It would likely qualify as a medial redshirt. However, despite the injury I don't foresee him saying. He will not go in the first two rounds but someone would take a chance on him. Not very often you see a big ohio star staying another season after a significant injury. He will want to be paid, an frankly I can't blame him.
I'm sure this Barrett guy will be just fine and urbz will want to continue to roll with him. It's not like they don't have talent.... But like Michigan a ton of the talent is young. Thanks to the schedule ohio will escape the season with no more than four losses. Not a good year, but also not a tire fire.
11w in full meltdown mode!
Amen a million times. This fan base is long overdue for some pain.
A lot of hurting buckaroos over there.
Their dreams are shattered right now and they're trying to justify what the hell just happened and why. I lol seeing their fan base like this.
I dunno about that. Kenny Guiton (a 2-3* out of high school) came in and looked like a Heisman contender last year. Urban has a good system. They might still be fine with Barrett
He got used to filling in over the years for a hurting Braxton Miller. One thing about Urbs spread is an elite qb can take it to the next level but it doesn't take an elite guy to run it. As long as JT doesn't turn the ball over, he can rely on playmakers around him to get it done.
11W is down. Meltdown in full swing.
He'll get a medical redshirt, right?
He might. But does he want to? He's draftable. Wouldn't be a high pick, but just based on history (and a hypothetically good workout) someone would take a chance in the third or fourth round.
He has not used his regular redshirt yet, so no need to worry about a medical one.
I was thinking along the same lines. He would be a 3rd-4th round QB selection at best. He could probably obtain the same mid-round status as an athlete assuming he heals well. Why would he come back for another year and risk being injured again?
... in hell Braxton Miller is a third or fourth round pro QB after missing his entire senior year with a serious injury on his throwing arm. No way. Zero.
EDIT: Who knows, maybe I'm overestimating the GM community intelligence. Cleveland may draft him.
I agree no way he'd be a pro QB, but someone would draft him as a RB, kick returner, slot guy.
Just a heck of an athlete that in a college spread can put up ridiculous numbers but that won't work in the league. I've said it the past few years he'd make a great rb, but he's so damn fragile, I don't know if that would work. Maybe slot receiver or return man, but regardless it's going to be a rough transition to the NFL.
I'm sure he'd be eligible, but if I were him I'd bolt for the draft (assuming he is fully recovered by the time of the Combine and he gets a decent - 5th round or higher - draft grade). No need to jeopardize his future earnings any further.
Braxton never took a redshirt so he doesnt need a medical redshirt...very different, if he chooses to return he will
He never redshirted, so he can just take his normal redshirt and won't need to deal with the NCAA approval process.
This still isn't official.
How is that tweet time stamped 4:16pm? Is Gil Brandt a time lord?
It says 2:16pm on my screen. Fucking wizards.
Was told Ohio State expecting Braxton Miller to miss entire season. Release expected later today. Big blow for that team.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 19, 2014
Why is it different on my computer? Is my computer a time lord?
Each time I click on the link I get a different time - I've seen 11:16, 4:16, and 6:16 thus far. Just a "feature" I guess.
Haha, I like the idea that there is a "feature" that is just that the time stamp is meaningless and changes arbitrarily.
Just to verify that I am not in fact crazy, and that this is some crazy Whovian nonsense.
On 11 Warriors, they are reporting that Miller dislocated his shoulder yesterday...just popped out. Coming on top of his labrum surgery in February, it's not a good sign.
Really feel sorry for the guy...he played his heart out for OSU and he is one of the better players in the B1G. Here's hoping he recovers and is back to his old form next year, except when he plays us, of course.
he would choose to go Pro. He'll be 22 in November, 23 already in someone's Fall NFL camp. I would go pro if I were him - but I'm not. :P
If I were him, I would have gone pro after last season. I don't know if his stock could have improved much this season, and in a sport where your maximum career is 10-12 years - and more likely 3-5 years - every year of earning power matters.
Feel bad for the kid, he seems like a decent guy, for a Buckeye.
Hoping he has a speedy recovery.
That said, the B1G East just got a lot more interesting.
So an NFL.com guy got this out before all the other people who cover college football. He must have some contacts within OSU.
he's been around forever.
I find it rather amusing that these guys always feel the need to add their own little bit in there "big blow for that team"
That really is a shame. He's a great athlete and seems like a very good guy.
I really hate to see news like that for any young man.
Sucks for him. Again, I don't wish injuries.
They're definitely going to lose some games due to this.
I was optimistic about The Game this year based off of what Michigan has done the last 3 years against them. Now, I'm really optimistic.
No Hyde or Braxton. Those two guys are the reason Michigan hasn't won 2 of the last 3 and possibly 3 in a row against them.
Feel bad for Braxton Miller who seems reasonable (for an Ohio State player)
Feel good to watch Ohio fans twist in the wind of their own speculation on 11W
a rare OSU QB who is very good and personality wise doesn't piss me off, I respect the kid, something that has to be earned for OSU players from me. Suck and feel bad for him. I hope now that Urban has to use his QBs(not tressels) he's exposed, he rode Miller to prestige, now he had to coach....or quit again.
I agree ... I never felt dislike for Miller personally. I always thought he seemed a good young man and a very good football player.
What I liked was the way he seemed to mature and improve as a QB year to year. He was getting scary-good at resisting the urge to run, and to become more of a finesse passer. Lots of really athletic QBs never make the transition, but Miller was one who seemed to be making great strides in that direction.
I feel bad for the man - but not the coach/team/fans/university/coolers.
there is an official press release or press conference from ohio state. Dude goes into an ambulance one week, plays the next.
If we have another post about Braxton later today can you say it again? I don't think we heard you.
That's his comfort food, apparently.
Urbs drowning all his sorrow into a Papa John's slice.
good for your acid reflux, Urb.
said that Miller rolled out threw a 5-yard out and then dropped to the ground. As he stayed there through 1 or 2 more practice plays (?!) guys on the team got progressively more worried.
As for how big of a blow this is to OSU, you gotta be kidding me. New RB, new o-line, new back 7 on defense and now a red-shirt freshman QB who last played as a junior in HS?