On Monday night, a report leaked that Ohio State Buckeyes’ quarterback Braxton Miller suffered another shoulder injury that could put his senior season in jeopardy. On Tuesday, Miller and the Buckeyes’ worst fears were realized when it was reported Miller will indeed miss the entire 2014 season because he needs right shoulder surgery.
Miller has fought injuries throughout his career with the Buckeyes, which started almost as soon as he arrived on campus in 2011 because of the suspension of Terrelle Pryor. When Miller missed time last year, the Buckeyes didn’t see much of a drop-off with Kenny Guiton, but they won’t have that luxury this season.
That’s why the folks over at Bovada have dropped the Buckeyes from 10-1 odds to win the National Championship to 40-1 odds.
“Ohio State was a major contender at 10-1 to win the National Championship and considering Braxton Miller was a frontrunner for the Heisman at 15-2, this injury has impacted their odds drastically going from 10-1 to 18-1 amidst the rumors of the injury and now are confirmed at 40-1,” Kevin Bradley, Bovada’s Sports Book Manager explained. “Michigan State and Wisconsin will now surpass them as favorites for the Big Ten and only time will tell if we are over-adjusting on the Buckeyes, even though they still have a fairly easy schedule.”
Stay tuned to FanSided as we get you ready for the start of the 2014 football season over the next few weeks. College Football will kickoff on August 28, headlined by games between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies and the Boise State Broncos and Ole Miss Rebels while the pros will start their regular season a week later when the world champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.