It's becoming pretty apparent that everyone at Ohio State believes Braxton Miller will be suiting up in scarlet and gray this season.
And it's becoming somewhat strange that fans and observers keep thinking there's a reason he won't.
As he's said time and time before, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer reiterated Friday that the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year will be a Buckeye when fall camp starts in August.
"He's playing for Ohio State (in the) fall," Meyer told reporters Friday, his quote published by Cleveland.com.
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Meyer has repeatedly stated that Miller has every intention of returning to Columbus for his final year of eligibility, and many have joined him in that assertion, most notably and most recently Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith.
The reason for the doubt, of course, is the upcoming behemoth of a quarterback competition between three extremely talented signal-callers, all of whom many believe could start at the majority of programs in the country.
There's Miller, who was honored as his conference's top offensive player in both 2012 and 2013. Then there's J.T. Barrett, who filled in terrifically for an injured Miller last season en route to being named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and finishing in the top five in voting for the Heisman Trophy. And there's Cardale Jones, who filled in for an injured Barrett and played marvelously in the Buckeyes' three biggest wins of the year en route to a national championship win.
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It's sure to be the focus of the college football world this summer, and the strength of the competition had many guessing that Miller — who's twice finished in the top 10 in Heisman voting — could bolt for a secure starting job somewhere else.
But Meyer keeps saying he won't.
The head coach also squashed Friday the idea that Miller could play another position, saying the objective is to get Miller back to full health.