A lot of Ohio State fans spent Tuesday afternoon clicking or tapping refresh, looking for any updates on star quarterback Braxton Miller.

Miller suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Monday, which then led to a lot of Google searching on backup quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.

Step away from the keyboard. Put the phone down. Ohio State weathered this scenario before. This is the fifth time in 30 years the Buckeyes lost a Heisman hopeful before the season started. For a school with national-title-or-nothing expectations, Miller's injury rekindles memories of what could have been.

It starts with Keith Byars, a tree stump with legs who launched his career with a 99-yard kickoff return in the 1984 Fiesta Bowl.

Byars rushed for 1,764 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 1984 and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting to Doug Flutie.

Byars' senior season, however, didn't go as planned. He fractured his right foot in spring practice. Byars tried to come back twice that year, but reinjured the foot both times. Ohio State matched its 9-3 record from the previous season and beat No. 1 Iowa without Byars.