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Braxton Miller's Father Refutes SI Report, Calls It A "Backup Plan"

Braxton Miller talking to Urban Meyer after an Ohio State football game.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 12: Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks with Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes after their game against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors at Ohio Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Hawaii 38-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Last night, Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel broke the news that Ohio State's Braxton Miller would be switching positions to wide receiver/h-back for the upcoming season. That report has since been walked back by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer, who said he "hasn't made those decisions" at this point. Kevin Miller, the father of the two-time Big Ten player of the year, agrees with Meyer's take. He spoke with The Columbus Dispatchabout his son's potential position switch.

“That’s what he wants to do,” the older Miller said of Braxton playing quarterback. “But being a competitor and a team player, if he doesn’t feel that he’s ready for quarterback because of the shoulder, he’s open to doing whatever it takes to get on the field and help the team.”

As for playing receiver, Kevin Miller said, “That’s not his plan, but if it comes down to that, he’s already been putting in work. You don’t want to wait until the last minute.”

Right now, we know that Miller is discussing the possibility of playing at another position, and is putting in some work at the wide receiver/h-back role. It is still up in the air as to whether or not that becomes a permanent change, but it doesn't sound like Miller is going to spend his final college season on the sideline, one way or another,

[Columbus Dispatch]