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Braxton Miller's Limitations in Fall Camp All Part of the Plan
By Eric Seger

Braxton Miller was always going to be brought back slowly from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Orange Bowl against Clemson, but his progression to get back in the saddle might be even more drawn out than first indicated.

Miller, who coach Urban Meyer said is “100 percent” Monday after undergoing minor surgery on his throwing shoulder, barely participated in his team’s afternoon practice Wednesday.

The two-time Big Ten player of the year hardly threw at practice, only taking part in quarterback drills before observing behind the line of scrimmage during the live scrimmage part of practice.

But, according to co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner, that’s exactly what he was supposed to do.

“We haven’t done much with him yet, but we’re kind of bringing him along slowly. I think we have a really good plan to get him where he needs to be Aug. 30 and we don’t need to rush it,” Warinner said following practice.

Miller’s limited snaps allowed backups Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett chances to get work with the first team offense, and Warinner made sure to note that keeping the starter out of harms way was what was required of him.

“It’s part of the plan,” Warinner said. “There was no like, ‘he got the hook in the middle of the day.’ It was all planned out. We're doing that with some other guys who have started a lot who are coming off injuries. Just watching their volume until they build into it.”

The senior from Huber Heights, Ohio, accounted for 36 touchdowns in 2013 after finishing fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting the year prior, spent spring practice with his arm in a sling and a camera on his head as he worked on the mental part of his game.

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