Buckeyes might have to face Cal without star QB Miller
SEP 09, 2013 12:03p ET
Speaking at his usual Monday news conference, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Miller will be evaluated on a "day-to-day" basis and that Miller is feeling "much better" after suffering a sprained MCL in last weekend's 42-7 win over San Diego State.
Miller was injured on the Buckeyes' first drive in that game and on his first carry, a fourth-down conversion on the Buckeyes' seventh play from scrimmage. Kenny Guiton came in at quarterback, and Ohio State freshman Dontre Wilson scored on an option on the next play.
Meyer said last weekend that the Ohio State coaching staff "had a long discussion" about putting Miller back in the San Diego State game but decided against it. His Monday comments weren't much different from 40 or so hours earlier when he said there was a chance Miller would be OK for the Cal game.
"(Miller) wanted back in the game; he feels very strongly that he wants to play this weekend," Meyer said Monday.
With Guiton, a senior captain who's light on extensive game experience, the Buckeyes are in good hands at quarterback if Miller can't go. Guiton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another against San Diego State.
Ohio State returns to the practice field Tuesday.
Starting defensive end Adolphus Washington is also listed day-to-day with a groin injury. He was replaced last week by five-star freshman Joey Bosa.