Ohio State’s desirable and yet undesirable stockpile of quarterbacks has been one of college football’s biggest storylines this offseason, and once again it has spilled over into SEC country.

According to popular Alabama-turned-national radio host Paul Finebaum, citing a source, there is “a chance” Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller transfers to Alabama for the 2015 season.


Miller had thrown for 2,000 yards and rushed for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons in 2012-13, Urban Meyer’s first two years on the job, but then missed all of last season after suffering an injury in his throwing shoulder before Week 1 arrived. He was considered a preseason Heisman favorite before sustaining the injury.

The Buckeyes were forced to turn to turn to freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett as their new starter, and he overcame early growing pains to lead Ohio State to an 11-1 regular season including an 8-0 record in Big Ten play.

Then it was Barrett who went down with an injury, requiring sophomore Cardale Jones to lead OSU to victory in the Big Ten title game, the Sugar Bowl and then the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game in the first three starts of his career.

It was a season so unexpected you’d think a Hollywood filmmaker had scripted it, but, of course, Meyer and Ohio State now face the challenge of finding a way to use all three proven quarterbacks, with all three slated to return to the Buckeyes this fall.

Rumors swirled earlier this offseason connecting Miller, who has only one year of eligibility remaining and must make the 2015 season count for something, to potential transfer destinations like LSU. As of April 21, he is still an Ohio State Buckeye, but per Finebaum’s source it appears there is yet another traditional SEC power in the running for his services.

Miller has given no indication he’ll leave Ohio State, and Meyer has given no indication as to how he’ll use his quarterbacks this fall.