Alright, pop quiz time: At the start of the season, how many of you thought you'd see Braxton Miller, probable Heisman finalist, listed as a co-starter with a guy who's spent his 4-year college career holding a clipboard? All you you who raised your hands can put them down, and thank you for outing yourselves as filthy liars.
Evidently when Meyer said Kenny Guiton had "earned some time" after starts against Cal and Florida A&M, he had something a little more generous in mind than spelling Miller to ease the game 1 starter's return to action after an MCL sprain. ESPN is reporting (link to Mike and Mike video that is all I can find on my computer) that Guiton and Miller are listed as co-starters for this week's primetime tilt against Wisconsin, the Buckeye's first conference game of the season.
What this actually means in practice is most certainly up for debate, and I'm sure it will be debated ad naseum until kick-off, at which point the announcers will pick up the torch and speculate who will get what snaps on a series-by-series basis. Personally, I'd be highly surprised if this isn't anything more than a move by Meyer to both recognize the performance of a senior back-up thrown into the generally unenviable position of filling in for a fan and media darling while simultaneously throwing a wrench in Wisconsin's game preparations. I still think we see Miller take the first snap on Saturday night.*
*Disclaimer: Like many of the staff writers, I have not seen a single snap of B1G football this season. If you don't agree with my
highly informed unapologetic knee-jerk reaction after reading this news alert on my phone, that's what the comments are for.