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Braxton Miller To Return To OSU For Final Season

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Miller is one of the top running QBs in college football.

The three-way battle for the starting quarterback position at Ohio State will continue through training camp, after two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Braxton Miller said Thursday that he will return to the team instead of transferring.

Miller dominated the conference for Urban Meyer's first two years at the helm of OSU, but sat out all of the 2014 season after re-injuring his surgically-repaired shoulder last summer.

Miller's injury opened the door for redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to start, and he blossomed there. After losing his second game as starter, he didn't lose again, leading the Buckeyes to nine straight wins and a regular season conference title.

Barrett broke his ankle during the regular season finale against Michigan, allowing third-string QB Cardale Jones to take the field. Jones performed even better than Barrett and led the Buckeyes to wins in the Big Ten title game, the Sugar Bowl, and the national title game against Oregon.

Head coach Meyer has not said who will start in 2015.

Miller has already obtained his degree from OSU, meaning he could have transferred to another top school and played right away. NCAA rules typically require such transferees to sit out one season.

Miller says he still wants to play quarterback, but many experts say his elite athleticism would make him a better wide receiver or running back at the professional level.