Urban Meyer says Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State

Published May. 29, 2015 12:35 p.m. ET

By Steven Lassan

Braxton Miller’s future at Ohio State has been a hot topic since the end of the 2014 season. But according to coach Urban Meyer, Miller will be playing for the Buckeyes in 2015. 

Meyer told reporters on Friday that Miller is “playing for Ohio State this fall.”

Ohio State has three proven quarterbacks entering fall practice and plenty of uncertainty about which passer takes the first snap. 

Here’s a quick take on each quarterback:

Cardale Jones

Jones entered the year as the third-string quarterback but finished as the team’s No. 1 after injuries to Miller and J.T. Barrett. Jones guided Ohio State to the national championship and was the only healthy quarterback out of this trio in the spring. He should be the favorite to take the first snap.


Braxton Miller

With Meyer’s comments on Friday, it’s safe to assume Miller will be back at Ohio State for 2015. Returning from a shoulder injury is no easy task for a quarterback. Could he play another position in 2015?

J.T. Barrett

Before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Michigan, Barrett threw for 34 touchdowns and 2,834 yards. There’s a lot of upside with Barrett, and he could work as the team’s No. 2 quarterback if Miller shifts to a different position. Assuming Barrett is at full strength, he should see playing time in 2015.

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