When the news broke of the shoulder injury to Ohio State QB Braxton Miller that would leave him out for the entire 2014 college football season, everyone immediately counted out the Buckeyes’ chances of winning the national championship. However, head coach Urban Meyer tends to disagree with that sentiment.
“I think we’re going to be a very good team,” he said. “Has my thought changed? Not at all.”
Of course, you would expect to hear something like this out of the highly competitive Meyer, who tends never to let anything get him down, no matter how much adversity he is staring in the face at any given time.
He also talked a bit about the progression of Miller throughout this whole process.
“Our guys have responded,” he said. “The best thing is Braxton’s reaction. Braxton has a big smile on his face, is out at practice, is talking to our quarterbacks. I’m telling you, he’s a grown man. That’s credit to him, his family and his high-school coach, Jay Minton.”
While Miller can’t be on the field with the team when the time comes to march toward a title, just having him on the sidelines will be enough to get everyone amped up and ready to take on anything.