Braxton Miller to Ohio State fans: 'We've got another year'

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Jan 24, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) at the national championship celebration at Ohio Stadium. (Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 24, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) at the national championship celebration at Ohio Stadium. (Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

One of the most intriguing stories this offseason will be how Ohio State sorts out its quarterbacking situation and whether Braxton Miller sticks around to see how it plays out.

Miller hasn’t definitively declared his intentions on whether he'll stay with the Buckeyes for the 2015 season or whether he'll try to start elsewhere, but during the Buckeyes national championship celebration at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Miller gave the crowd of about 45,000 fans a small glimmer of hope.

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"Privilege and honor to be part of this team," Miller said. "Guess what, we've got another year to do it. So go Bucks."

Wait, that was a glimmer of hope, right? Because he did used the word “we.” But wait, that first part sounded a little bit like a goodbye.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN???

Coach Urban Meyer has said for the past month or so that he thought Miller was going to stay with the program, but there's no denying the quarterbacking situation has become far more complex than it was when Miller injured last fall camp. Since then, J.T. Barrett, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury, lost just one game in Miller's stead, broke all sorts of records and finished fifth in Heisman voting. Third-stringer Cardale Jones went on to lead the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title, a win against Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal and ultimately a national championship victory against Oregon.

So becoming the starter is going to be increasingly difficult for Miller, who was a two-time Big Ten MVP and a Heisman hopeful before his injury.

Miller is enrolled in spring classes, but that doesn’t mean much. Russell Wilson, another once-coveted transfer, didn’t make his decision to attend Wisconsin until June.

For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.

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