Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 4/20/12

Spring football is a time for optimism everywhere in college football, but nowhere is the optimism higher than in Columbus, OH, where fans are eager to see what Urban Meyer cooked up in his first spring on the job. Excitement is so high, that there have already been 54,000 tickets sold (yes, sold) for Saturday’s Scarlet and Gray game, meaning Meyer and company won’t play to an empty house.

So what should you watch out for Saturday when the Buckeyes take the field? Let’s investigate

1. Will we learn anything about Braxton Miller we didn’t already know?

From the beginning, it was obvious that there wasn’t a single player that would benefit more from the transition from the Jim Tressel/Luke Fickell pro-style offense to Meyer’s spread scheme than Miller. And so far, the reports on the sophomore from Huber Heights, OH are through the roof. He’s throwing the ball well, he’s running the ball well, and basically doing everything Ohio State fans hoped for when it was announced that Meyer was coming to town.

As for Saturday, whether anyone actually gets to see those skills on full display will be another story all together. Meyer has already said that the scrimmage will be non-contact for his quarterbacks, and with the two teams divided up (the coaches held a draft, as opposed to putting the first team offense against the first team defense), many of the skill position players and offensive linemen that Miller will count on in the fall, will actually be playing for the other team Saturday.

Expect Miller to have a huge sophomore year. Just don’t expect to see much on Saturday.

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