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Urban Meyer: Braxton Miller will play against Florida A&M, if healthy

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) lays on the field after injuring his knee during a game against San Diego State Sept. 7, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) lays on the field after injuring his knee during a game against San Diego State Sept. 7, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.
Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said that if junior quarterback Braxton Miller is healthy enough to play Saturday against Florida A&M, he will.

“Braxton – we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Meyer said.

Miller is “probable” to play against FAMU, Meyer said, who also said that backup Kenny Guiton could see the field.

“Kenny Guiton’s earned some time,” Meyer said. “He’s done a nice job. If he’s one of the best 11 (players), then the obligation is to get him on the field.”

Guiton’s success early in the season during the time that Miller has been a big confidence boost for Meyer in his backup quarterback.

“If you’re going to buy stock in anybody, buy stock in Kenny Guiton,” Meyer said.

Meyer also addressed the return of senior Carlos Hyde, who is finally eligible after being suspended for his involvement in an incident at a Columbus bar this summer.

“As of right now, he’s back. He’s done a really good job, running the scout team,” Meyer said. “We’re anxious to get him back.”

Meyer said that he was not sure how Hyde would fit into the offensive game plan.

“I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about that,” Meyer said. “It’s a good issue to have. Jordan Hall has certainly earned the right to touch the ball. In a big way.”

Meyer cited how it was “every coach’s dream” to have depth at every position and that competition helps develop players.

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