Though all signs have pointed to him staying for the better part of the offseason, the most cynical amongst us still insisted on hearing it word-of-mouth before considering it official.
On Thursday, Braxton Miller did just that.
In an interview with Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch, Miller confirmed he'll be in scarlet and gray for his final year of eligibility. "I’m from Ohio, this is my home state," Miller told May. "This is where I started and this is where I’m going to finish it."
Miller confirmed that schools reached out to take his temperature, but that he always intended on finishing what he started in Columbus.
With Miller widely expected to be healthy going into fall camp, the battle for the defending national champions' starting quarterback position should be one of the most ballyhooed, fascinating ones in recent sports (much less college) history. College Football Playoff (and Big Ten title game) starter Cardale Jones and regular season starter J.T. Barrett will be neck and neck with Miller for the honor.