Even the most diehard Buckeye fans must admit that they don't expect as much from this season as they normally do.
With an interim head coach, an inexperienced quarterback and countless veteran stars suspended for the first half of the season, a solid 9-3 record would be a pleasant surprise, and any share of the Big Ten title would be a dream.
If there was ever a season at Ohio State to plan for the future, it would easily be this one. The best way to plan for this future is to start Braxton Miller from the get-go.
No matter who the Buckeyes start at quarterback, this season lacks great promise. However, with Miller under center the future in Columbus is certainly bright. Why not immediately allow the Freshman to gain game experience and learn the offense in and out?
Also with the pending suspensions of several polished veterans, starting Miller from Week 1 will allow him to grow with his future running mates. Miller will be able to build a strong foundation of trust and familiarity with other future Buckeye stars while they are filling in for their suspended teammates.