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Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett completed 12 of 15 attempts for 225 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the school's 34-14 win over Navy.

It was Barrett's first career start, and the most obvious mistake was throwing an interception on 1st and goal in the second quarter. Barrett actually ended the game as the school's leading rusher, adding 50 yards on nine carries. Buckeyes coaches will build on this effort.
Aug 30 - 4:12 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller's torn labrum surgery was successful.

Buckeyes' HC Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten's Tuesday conference call that the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went according to plan. Miller wrecked his throwing shoulder in practice on Aug. 18. He was named team captain anyway and says he will return to school in 2015. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has assumed the starting job.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 6:53 PM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman was ranked by ESPN's Todd McShay as the No. 2 overall tight end prospect.

McShay's colleague Mel Kiper called Heuerman a "sleeper" prospect earlier this summer. "Heuerman has an excellent blend of height, weight and top-end speed, although his separation skills are below average, as he struggles to accelerate and set up defenders," McShay wrote. "He is fast enough to get behind most linebackers, however, and big and strong enough to win 50-50 balls, so he is a weapon down the seam. Heuerman displays good ball skills overall, including the ability to take a big hit and hang onto the ball. He's an average blocker with room to improve as he gets stronger and masters his technique." The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Heuerman had 26 receptions and 466 receiving yards last year.
Aug 26 - 5:10 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller is scheduled to undergo season-ending labrum surgery on Tuesday.

Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer confirmed the news to the media, and added that Miller has been named a 2014 team captain. "We voted captains, and Braxton Miller was the high vote-getter," Meyer said. "Jeff Heurman, Michael Bennett, Doran Grant -- which is a great success story, his turnaround -- and Curtis Grant, which here is a guy that, once again, that's one of the great things about what we do for a living is to see young people grow up, and boy, has Curtis Grant done a nice job." Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season. He was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft, so we won't be certain of that statement until the deadline in January.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 6:50 PM

As a reminder, Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence will miss the school's first two games against Navy and Virginia Tech due to a suspension.

Eleven Warriors reminded us of the news, and after the Braxton Miller/J.T. Barrett announcements it was necessary. Spence missed last winter's Orange Bowl due to a positive drug test. Steve Miller and Rashad Frazier are the likeliest replacements, but head coach Urban Meyer also mentioned Jalyn Holmes as a possibility.
Aug 25 - 10:18 AM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season.

"I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season," Miller said in a statement. The quarterback will undergo another surgery to his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Depending on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett's success this season, we are not sure if Miller's word on returning will stand. According to reports, Miller was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft. More evaluators will likely look at Miller as a running back after a second surgery to his throwing arm.
Source: USA Today
Aug 20 - 9:31 AM

Ohio State announced senior QB Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season.

The Buckeyes are confirming Miller re-injured his right (throwing) shoulder during practice Monday, but they have thus far refused to disclose the specific nature of the injury. Previous media reports indicate that Miller dislocated the shoulder on a throw in which he wasn't hit. "My thoughts and prayers are with Braxton and his family," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. "This is an unfortunate injury to a young man who means so much to this program and to Buckeye nation." Miller is saying he intends to return to Ohio State in 2015. "I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season," he said. All eyes are now on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who assumes the starting job.
Aug 19 - 6:35 PM

Ohio State sophomore RB Ezekiel Elliott has been cleared to play following wrist surgery.

Elliott underwent surgery on his left wrist just over a week ago. Elliott had 262 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 8.7 yards per carry as a true freshman last year. Expect the 6-foot, 225-pound four-star recruit in the 2013 class to help pick up a bulk of the rushing attempts left by Carlos Hyde's departure.
Aug 19 - 4:50 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

It was the news we all expect. Miller underwent an MRI on Tuesday after re-injuring his right throwing shoulder during practice on Monday. J.T. Barrett will almost certainly be named Ohio State's starting quarterback shortly. We are not sure if Miller will take a redshirt season, as he was very close to entering last spring's NFL draft.
Aug 19 - 1:03 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett is expect to start if senior QB Braxton Miller misses time after re-injuring his throwing shoulder.

The news out of Columbus has not been positive as Miller is undergoing an MRI on Tuesday. The longtime starting quarterback had been recovering from shoulder surgery which took place in February. Barrett enrolled at Ohio State in January of 2013 and was recovering from his own injury (knee). The redshirt freshman was a hand-picked recruit by Urban Meyer, and some scouting services even rated Barrett as a four-star cornerback.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 19 - 10:02 AM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller reportedly re-injured his right shoulder during practice on Monday and his 2014 season is in doubt, according to beat writer Tim May.

Ohio State has not confirmed the news at this time. Miller was returning from shoulder surgery that took place in February. His practice time had been limited as his recovery had been slow. Miller just recently told reporters he was near 100 percent and was ready to start the season. Miller seemed to really struggle with his NFL decision last year, with many believing he wanted to enter the draft while he was getting advice to stay. Redshirt freshman JT Barrett will likely draw the starting nod now. The Buckeyes open against Navy.
Aug 18 - 10:03 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett has taken a "slight lead" in the backup quarterback competition, reports The Columbus Dispatch‘s Tim May.

Barrett is on pace to replace Kenny Guiton as Braxton Miller's caddy. "And that’s because of his (taking advantage of his) opportunities," Buckeyes' coach Urban Meyer said. Barrett, a former four-star recruit, beat out sophomore Cardale Jones. "He was always kind of a quiet guy," Meyer said of Barrett. "He’s starting to act like a quarterback." Because Miller is still recovering from shoulder surgery, it's possible Barrett will be needed against Navy or Virginia Tech.
Aug 17 - 11:48 PM

Ohio State sophomore OW Dontre Wilson made Travis Haney's Top 50 breakout list for the second consecutive season.

"He's an impact guy for us," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. Haney's last prediction didn't work out so well -- as Wilson finished with just 53 touches, accounting for 250 rushing yards and 210 receiving yards in 2013 -- but he isn't fazed. You'll recall that Wilson has been compared to Percy Harvin since before he even stepped foot onto campus. One reason Wilson didn't get onto the field more last year was his lithe 5-foot-10, 185-pound frame. He's bulked up since then. "He's much stronger," Meyer said. "He's much more prepared for this level."
Aug 13 - 4:59 PM

Ohio State freshman LB Kyle Berger re-tore his ACL and will miss the 2014 season.

Berger missed last season, his final high school year, and was likely being brought along slowly. We expect him to take a redshirt season. Many scouting services rated Berger as a four-star recruit.
Aug 12 - 10:30 AM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said senior QB Braxton Miller is "right on schedule" in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Miller is almost six months removed from the surgery. His throwing during practice sessions has been decreased as a result, but Meyer stressed that he's happy with Miller's progression. "If the game was tomorrow, we'd be very cautious with Braxton," Meyer said. "But we have three weeks." Ohio State opens against Navy later this month.
Aug 10 - 7:49 PM


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