Braxton Miller switched from quarterback to wide receiver, and the senior shined in his debut at the new position Monday, racking up 140 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
In the aftermath, per ESPN’s Austin Ward, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer doesn’t see a ceiling on Miller’s potential.
Urban Meyer on Braxton Miller's potential at WR/H-B: "I don't see the ceiling."
— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) September 8, 2015
Miller, who starred at quarterback for the Buckeyes in 2012 and 2013, switched positions when it was clear J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones were higher on the depth chart.
Last season, Miller sustained a season-ending shoulder injury mere weeks before the season started, which forced the freshman Barrett into action. All he did was set conference records, but a broken ankle halted Barrett’s season before the most important series of games.
Nevertheless, Jones stepped in and guided the Buckeyes through the Big Ten Championship Game, a College Football Playoff Semifinal matchup and finally the title game. He earned the starting nod Monday, too.
But, despite all the dramatics surrounding his potential transfer, Ohio State’s possible three-quarterback system and the eventual position switch, Miller made a smart decision.
Just look at this move.
If that doesn’t describe what a “filthy” juke is, well, nothing does. Because Miller sent eyes popping out of skulls and screams reverberating in living rooms across the country.
And that was in his first game occupying the H-back role for the Buckeyes.
What’s next for Miller? Well, if Meyer is correct, the sky isn’t even the limit.