SI - The idea of switching to wide receiver first came to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in April, when he discussed it with strength coach Mickey Marotti. In May, he brought up the possibility to coach Urban Meyer and the two began watching film of star wide receivers together. Later that month, Miller began sneaking on the practice field at night to catch balls from quarterback J.T. Barrett. Miller kept the potential switch from quarterback to receiver secret, a fallback plan in case he couldn’t return fully healthy to playing quarterback after two shoulder surgeries, the latter which caused him to miss all of last season.
Miller’s fallback plan has become a reality, as he told SI.com on Thursday night that he plans to start the 2015 season playing H-Back—a hybrid receiver position—for the Buckeyes. Miller hasn’t completely closed the door on playing quarterback, as he estimates that he’ll spend 80% of the time during training camp at receiver and 20% with the quarterbacks. But Miller said with more than two months until he’ll be completely healthy at quarterback, he’s approaching this season as primarily a wide receiver.
Welp...I did NOT see that coming.
Before Cardale Jones had wiped the last piece of confetti off his shoulder pads in Dallas we were speculating about where Braxton Miller would end up this fall. You could have given me 150 guesses and I wouldn't have come up with "Ohio State wide receiver." Sure, Braxton Miller is made out of weaker glass than a 1930s windshield and is going to take approximately three hits over the middle before disintegrating, but let's temporarily forget about that and give the kid some credit for sticking it out in Columbus and being the anti-Everett Golson.
Good for you, man. Good for you.