By Larry GLicken

By now everyone has to be wondering if Ohio State Buckeyes QB, Braxton Miller doesn’t play against Cal, if it would influence the voting in the Heisman race. Miller sustained an injury to his knee last week, and it is apparent the Buckeyes can beat Cal with out their starting quarterback.

The Buckeyes have one heck of a good back up that can step in and start. We saw how effective Kenny Guiton was last week when he had to answer the call when Miller left the game. Head coach Urban Meyer said Miller would be a game time decision.

Is Meyer using some gamesmanship to keep Cal off guard or is he really considering starting Miller on Saturday? Miller could sit this one out and get the rest his knee may need to get back to 100%. If he isn’t ready to play and Meyer plays him anyway, he could be risking his health because he is concerned with how sitting Miller would affect his Heisman chances.

Players suffer injury all the time, sure is is bad to miss a game, but I don’t think Miller missing one game is going to influence the voting in the Heisman race. People would consider his injury and they would look at the games he did play in before casting their vote.

If Miller plays and he suffers further injury to the knee, Meyer could be throwing out the Buckeyes chances of a National Championship. The Buckeyes can win without Miller and Meyer knows this. The game time decision should be based on the rest of the season and not just one game.

If Miller isn’t 100%, the thing to do is sit him.

 

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