College football trades we wish could happen in 2015

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Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during their game in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Braxton Miller is the player every quarterback-needy team is after at this mythical college football trade deadline. The Ohio State Buckeyes fifth-year senior recently announced he will be playing h-back and returning punts as he recovers from his second shoulder surgery on his labrum.

The position switch was done in part because he’s not 100 percent recovered from the surgery that kept him out of the 2014 national championship season but also because he did what’s best for his team’s present and his NFL future.

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Miller could have transferred to LSU or any other program he wanted in the offseason and been eligible to play as a graduate transfer this season, but instead of picking him up for free, the LSU Tigers have to part ways with cornerback Ed Paris and a four-star recruit to be named later.

Paris was a former four-star recruit and No. 3 safety who has found a home at corner where Ohio State could pair him opposite Eli Apple and give the Buckeyes the makings of the best secondary in college football. The move would mean true freshman and former No. 8 overall recruit Kevin Toliver II gets pressed into early duty instead of easing his way into the lineup.

The move gives LSU a quarterback they can win with now instead of the suspended Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris who both struggled mightily last year. Tigers head coach Les Miles said he would have loved to have Miller earlier this month if he decided to make a move and now he gets his man and LSU has a chance to compete for the SEC west.

To stay consistent with the approaches MLB front offices have when they’re trying to win they flip players who are about to hit free agency and try to get something before they leave and get nothing in return, so flipping a short-term asset at a position of strength for a long-term asset at a position you can upgrade, is a win-win.

Granted, if this was real, Miller would be asked to waive his no-trade clause and he likely wouldn’t do that, but that would ruin the spirit of the article.

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