Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller made it official Thursday night, announcing that he will return for his senior season. Miller's return had been widely reported last week. Colleague Austin Ward weighed in here.
"I want to help this team win a Big Ten championship next year," Miller said in a prepared statement. "Plus, I want to improve as a quarterback in all aspects of my game. I’m looking forward to working for another year with Coach [Urban] Meyer and Coach [Tom] Herman. And I want to graduate, so this will help get me closer to my academic goal."
Miller, who has won Big Ten offensive player of the year the past two seasons, always had been expected to stay but did consider a jump to the NFL, in part because of his young son. Miller has a record seven individual Big Ten awards, including back-to-back Silver Football league MVPs. No Big Ten player has won three Silver Footballs or offensive player of the year awards.
Miller needs 2,256 passing yards and six more passing touchdown to become Ohio State's all-time career leader in both categories.
So no surprise here, but good news for Ohio State entering the long offseason.