Saturday, August 30, 2014

GAME PREVIEW: NOT SURE WHAT TO EXPECT FROM MILLER-LESS OSU

How huge of an impact will the loss of senior quarterback Braxton Miller have on the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes' 2014 campaign?

Well, just about a month prior to Miller being sidelined for the season after re-injuring his right shoulder in practice — originally sustained in last January's Orange Bowl loss to Clemson — the Buckeyes were tabbed as preseason favorites in the conference, taking a league-best 19 first place votes by the Big Ten football media.

After a re-vote on Monday, the Buckeyes claimed just one first-place vote, while the defending Big Ten champions, Michigan State, took 22 this time around. 

I don't know which tells more of the story of Miller's impact to the Buckeyes' chances ... the fact that they lost 18 votes, or that they conducted a re-do poll in the first place.