Braxton Miller 'Accidentally' Picks Oregon To Win National Championship On Twitter
Can we really blame Braxton at this point? Has anyone been dealt a rawer deal then preseason Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller? I mean student athlete wise. I think he's doing fairly well in comparison to your average schmuck. However, he's basically one more successful Ohio State quarterback away from being a complete afterthought due to no fault of his own. I have been in a situation like this. Dealing with an injury and having to watch your team from the sidelines. I'm not saying you should be rooting against them, but I'll be damned if the thought doesn't cross our mind. Something about not being part of the whole experience is somewhat depressing, regardless of how happy you are for your teammates. Plus, there is always the distinct possibility that Miller will never be an active participant on the Ohio State football team ever again. Coming off a serious injury, and headed into an all important final collegiate year, Braxton may be far better served to transfer to a place where he has a chance to start. Especially when the alternative is to compete with two quarterbacks who have proved equally impressive on the field. There's not many backup quarterbacks who have a sky high draft status, despite what they have proved throughout their career. While it's not so much a fall from grace within the program, I would imagine seeing not one, but two players, that were once your inferior on the depth chart gain so much recognition would be enough to make you question the university's loyalty towards you going forward.
Even still, probably not the best look to pick against your very own university on social media. For someone posting cryptic essays about loyalty on Instagram, he's surely not showing much himself. Miller may be the most resentful person in the world at this point, and while it's semi-understandable, it's far better for his future to play the roll of a genuinely great teammate than it is to play the disgruntled quarterback. Adding another character flaw to the injury concerns he already undoubtedly raises is certainly not something that will serve him well in scouting circles. No one would blame Braxton for bolting the crowded and competitive backfield of Ohio State for a much more concrete starting gig, but he also shouldn't be burning bridges or stepping on any toes on his way out of the door. If Miller isn't feeling the love it's best to suppress those feelings until he is grazing the greener pastures. Pun intended, seeing as the team he picked to beat his current team is a very possible destination for him next year.
Of course, this 'favorite' was most likely a wayward click of the mouse, and we are simply making a mountain out of a mole hill. Given Ohio State quarterbacks thoughts on class it's safe to say they aren't the biggest fans of reading comprehension.
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