Ohio State quarterback J.T., Barrett thinks all this chatter about Braxton Miller transferring is crazy talk.
"Some of the things talking about Braxton leaving Ohio State, I think that's really silly," Barrett said after Thursday’s practice.
Miller had been the subject of transfer rumors for months after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last fall camp. Barrett came in and led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten East title and, after he suffered a season-ending ankle injury, Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title and a national championship.
But Barrett doesn’t think Miller, who has been limited during the Buckeyes first two spring practices, is going to shy away from the increased competition.
"I'm not Braxton, but being that I do talk to him every day, I think that would be something me and you both be shocked if he was to leave,” Barrett said.
At this point for the Buckeyes, the focus might be less on Miller transferring and more on whether he’ll be ready for the fall. Miller is coming off a second surgery on his throwing shoulder, and doctors and coaches are being very cautious about rushing him back too soon. Miller threw some short passes during the Buckeyes opening practice this week, but spent the bulk of the session working with other injured players. Jones and Stephen Collier took the bulk of the quarterbacking reps while Barrett worked on throwing with limited mobility.
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