With Jones out, Miller deserves free pass

The season-ending injury to Roosevelt Jones leaves Butler in a tough spot. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Brandon Miller walked into a no-win situation. John Wooden would have had a difficult time following in Brad Stevens’ footsteps.

But now, with Friday’s news that the Butler Bulldogs' leading returning scorer Roosevelt Jones is done for the season with torn ligaments in his wrist, Miller’s job just got easier.

The pressure is off. Given the state of Butler's roster, there are no expectations for the Bulldogs in Miller's rookie campaign. None.