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Boston College Football: Could Braxton Miller Transfer To The Eagles?

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With J.T. Barrett ready to take the reigns for the Buckeyes, could Miller be heading somewhere else

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Ohio State has an interesting conundrum heading into next season at the quarterback. At the beginning of the season, Braxton Miller was expected to be the senior signal caller for the Buckeyes, but a shoulder injury derailed his 2014 season. Urban Meyer went to J.T. Barrett, and has found magic with his freshman, who has thrown for 2400 yards along with 29 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

Miller's career at Ohio State may be over, so could he transfer? And if he does, what about heading over to the Heights?

Tyler Murphy only has two more games left with the Eagles. It will then be up to Ryan Day and Steve Addazio to assess the readiness of Darius Wade and/or Troy Flutie. Or BC could possibly look in another direction. NFL.com columnist Mike Huguenin links the Eagles as a possible option for Miller.

The reasoning: The Eagles have a fifth-year transfer at quarterback this season in Tyler Murphy, who arrived from Florida. (He signed with UF when Urban Meyer was coach.) BC uses a run-heavy offense and has been successful this season despite Murphy being no passing threat. Miller is a better passer than Murphy -- and a better runner, too. Plus, in going to college in the Boston area, perhaps Miller soaks up some of the Tom Brady "vibe" via osmosis. In addition, BC coach Steve Addazio is a former Meyer assistant.

Of course this is only a rumor, but it would make a lot of sense. As much as I would like to have the Darius Wade era start, if Miller is an option you have to take it. He can throw, he can run, he would probably give BC one of the best QB's in the ACC (especially if Jameis Winston graduates). Plus he would be a perfect fit for the option system that Ryan Day is running this year.

Maybe this is all just talk at this point, because Miller in other reports has stated he is staying at Ohio State. But when Meyer has to have that talk with his two QB's about playing time next season, there may be one unhappy camper in Columbus. Stay tuned.