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Stage Set For A Buckeyes-Badgers ‘Classic'

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Braxton Miller (center) will start for the Buckeyes against Wisconsin after being sidelined with a knee injury in the second game. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.
Braxton Miller (center) will start for the Buckeyes against Wisconsin after being sidelined with a knee injury in the second game. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.

For the third straight week, the buzz around the Buckeyes is — again — around the quarterback position.

Guiton has exceeded all expectations filling in for injured junior and 2012 Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller after he suffered a sprained knee against San Diego State in the second week.

Although Miller is expected to start against Wisconsin, the Buckeyes and the Badgers are preparing for both signal callers to play.

The notion of playing both at the same time has also been brought to the forefront.

“We don’t have a package where they will both be on the field but we would like to get them both in the game,” Meyer said. “It is a blessing to have two quarterbacks that you are very confident in. I don’t know how many schools have that luxury and it is a blessing to have it and we have to manage it the right way.”

Anderson, who was an assistant under Meyer in 2004 at Utah, respects both in their own right.

“They’re both are great quarterbacks without question,” he said. “(Guiton) has done a tremendous job controlling the offense, throwing the ball, running the ball, and he is very poised. It is amazing (Ohio State) has two quarterbacks of the quality that they have.

“Braxton is who Braxton is and I have gained tremendous respect as we’ve prepared for him, too.

“They both have the ability to run the offense effectively. Whether it’s (Miller) or (Guiton), both are going to fit within the offense and they have done that for a number of years. It doesn’t matter which quarterback it is, both are very talented.”