If Braxton Miller isn't transferring from Ohio State, he should pick his words a little more carefully.
That or he's just messing with everyone.
The Buckeyes quarterback — one of three expected to be competing for the starting job starting next month — tweeted about his successful visit with a doctor Wednesday. When the Columbus Dispatch asked him what that meant for his future, he told them he will announce his plans for the future next week.
Cue the hysteria.
For months, talk of a Miller transfer from Ohio State has been commonplace. Observers have assumed that because of the incredibly difficult position battle that awaits Miller in fall camp that he might bolt to another program, easily earn the starting job and be immediately eligible to play considering he's already graduated. Rumors have linked him to Florida State, Alabama and Oregon.
That talk has been commonplace everywhere but from the Buckeyes themselves. Urban Meyer has said what seems like a thousand times that Miller will be back at Ohio State next season. Athletics director Gene Smith has said it. Miller's dad has said it.
There's little reason to expect Miller won't be wearing scarlet and gray when the season begins, mostly because if he really wanted to transfer he would've done it a long time ago and not in July, when there's so little time to learn everything there is to learn about a new team.
But, there's also no doubt that Miller's comment to the Dispatch was weird. There's no reason to announce that nothing is changing.
So I guess wait until next week for Miller's big announcement. Whatever it might be.