Late Monday night the fear of God was put into Ohio State Buckeyes fans all over the world, and on Tuesday, those worst fears were realized as quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entirety of the 2014 college football season after suffering another shoulder injury in practice.
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is out for the season, a source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 19, 2014
Word began to spread late Monday afternoon that Miller had left the practice field following a hit and was taken back to the trainer’s room. Then from there, the reports got worse as it was noted by many outlets that the injury could leave him out for this season.
Well as we have recently found out here, that will indeed be the case and this is the worst possible news the program could have received regarding the upcoming season.
Now, the reins of the offense will presumably be handed over to redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who was named the front runner for the backup job just this past weekend by head coach Urban Meyer. The youngster has a tall order in front of him, but this is what the game of football is all about: Next man up.
As for Braxton, he could either apply for a medical redshirt and return in 2015, or decide to try his hand at the NFL.