OSU Quarterback Day-to-Day 9/9/13
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Braxton Miller's status as No. 4 Ohio State's starting quarterback for Saturday's game at California is still up in the air. Miller sustained a sprained ligament in his left knee in last weekend's 42-7 victory over San Diego State.
Coach Urban Meyer says "Braxton Miller will be a day-to-day decision." Miller was hurt on Ohio State's first offensive possession when he kept the ball on a passing play and was pinned between two defenders, twisted and fell backward to the turf. He did not return to the game.
In other college football news:
-No. 14 Oklahoma has a new starting quarterback. Coach Bob Stoops says junior Blake Bell will start on Saturday against Tulsa. He adds Trevor Knight suffered a bruised knee late in the first half of Oklahoma's 16-7 win over West Virginia and will miss one to two weeks.
- Southern California coach Lane Kiffin has picked quarterback Cody Kessler to start Saturday against Boston College. Kessler and Max Wittek have been competing for the starting job since the spring, but neither has been able to take hold of it.
- Texas running back Daje Johnson will miss Saturday's game against No. 25 Mississippi with a sprained left ankle. Johnson scored two touchdowns in Texas' season-opening win over New Mexico State but was injured on the third play of last weekend's 40-21 loss at BYU.
-Also from Texas - defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has been replaced by former Longhorns defensive coordinator and Syracuse coach Greg Robinson. In Saturday's loss, BYU ran for 550 yards, the most ever allowed by Texas.