Ohio State Football: Why Braxton Miller Has the Most to Prove in Spring Practice

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Believe it or not, quarterback Braxton Miller is now entering his third season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. I know—time flies when you aren’t paying attention. He has shown he is without question the most talented player on the entire Ohio State roster, but he still has the most to prove once the team enters spring practice beginning on March 5.

Why does a quarterback that led his team in passing and rushing last year have to continue to prove himself?

It’s simple. He is the guy that is going to lead the Buckeyes to a possible national championship next season. One of the main reasons the team finished last year with an undefeated record, Miller is the leader of the team and will need to once again play well if Ohio State stands a shot.

We could talk about the young defense, or maybe another offensive player that needs to step his game up, but don’t kid yourself—this team runs through Miller and will continue to sink or float with him under center.

Truthfully, Miller can continue to improve his game and seems to be holding back on his overall talent level. He has the college football world at his feet, but has not taken advantage of it quite yet. He continues to leave you wanting more, and what’s fascinating about the whole experience is that he has the upside to provide that something extra.

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