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College football roundup: OSU expects Miller to play vs. Badgers

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to play Saturday against Wisconsin after missing the past two games with a knee injury, according to ESPN.com.

"I know Braxton, if he has a good week of practice, will start," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Monday. "I saw him (Sunday), and I'm much more confident. I mean, he had a very good day yesterday, and we practiced pretty hard.

"I'm saying he's around 90 (percent) right now, and he could be 100 by next week, I'm hoping."

Kenny Guiton started in place of Braxton the past two games, leading the Buckeyes (4-0) to a 76-0 shutout over Florida A&M.

Braxton sprained his left knee in the Buckeyes' second game of the season. Guiton has a school-record 12 touchdown passes in the three games he has played.

However, Miller will return to his starting spot if he is deemed healthy.

"I am very comfortable with both quarterbacks, and Braxton, I imagine there might be a little bit of rust, which I was hoping to get out of him last week, so I'm going to practice him real hard this week," Meyer said. "But Braxton is 13-0 as a starter and has done very well with his improvements.

"Someone has to come off the field."

--Tennessee coach Butch Jones said quarterback Nate Peterman is out at least four weeks after having surgery on his right hand.

Peterman was injured during Saturday's 31-17 loss to Florida.

Making his first collegiate start, Peterman was replaced late in the second quarter after he was 4-of-11 passing for 5 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

--Michigan State not only lost to Notre Dame on Saturday, but the nation's No. 1 defense lost part-time starter Jairus Jones to a knee injury.

Jones, a linebacker, sprained an MCL early in the first quarter of Saturday's 17-13 loss to the Fighting Irish. He is expected to miss the next six weeks.

Jones, a senior, is a converted safety who switched to linebacker in the spring. He has two interceptions this year.

--NCAA president Mark Emmert took the podium in Grapevine, Texas, and told more than 100 Division 1 faculty representatives that in a year, the NCAA could look much different than it does now.

With October and January meetings on the horizon, Emmert told the assembled representatives to expect a lot of changes of how the organization is run..

"(The board is) going into their October and January meetings expecting to look at a whole different governance model for Division I. I think it will be significantly different. That's certainly the board's intention," Emmert said via the Dallas Morning News.
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