Miller not 100 percent but feeling good
Braxton Miller told reporters Wednesday night that although he feels good about it, his left knee is not 100 percent recovered from an MCL sprain that caused him to miss all of two games and most of another last month.
"Sometimes it aches a little bit in the back, but other than that it's pretty good," he said. "It's good."
Miller returned to the starting lineup Sept. 29 against Wisconsin and threw for 198 yards and four touchdowns. A week later, he completed 15 of 26 pass for 203 yards with an interception.
Ohio State's all-time leading rusher from the quarterback position picked up 83 yards on the ground against the Badgers before adding 68 more against the Wildcats, but he admitted not everything was right in Evanston.
"I'd say I wasn't fully myself throughout the whole (Northwestern) game," he said, also mentioning the tall, wet grass at Ryan Field might have been a factor.
"I've just got to keep getting healthy, keep getting treatment on it and get back to my old ways."
Miller also said the staff has him working to eliminate a fumbling problem that saw him lose two his last time out. The work includes holding a ball in his right hand throughout warmup stretches.
"I've been watching film on it and I really wasn't holding the ball correctly throughout the cuts and throughout the holes," he said. "It's an easy fix. It's part of football."
For more videos from interviews Wednesday night – including head coach Urban Meyer and running back Carlos Hyde – head to BuckeyeSports.com.