Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller should be a Heisman contender this year, but first he must make a full recovery from off-season shoulder surgery. Luckily, Miller has already started some light throwing, and head coach Urban Meyer seems optimistic about his star's recovery time. He discussed Miller's status with The Columbus Dispatch:
Coach Urban Meyer and his staff probably feel the same way about Miller’s progress, with the start of preseason camp about six weeks away. Asked at which point in the process he felt most confident that Miller would be back at full strength for the season, Meyer said, “We’re at that point right now.”
“He’s on schedule, I think, a little ahead of schedule,” Meyer said. “His demeanor is fantastic. His attitude is great.”
Miller missed the off-season and spring ball, so his ability to get into the swing of things as earlier as possible is very important. The Buckeyes open the year with Navy in Baltimore on August 30, and host Virginia Tech in week two.