The Ohio State Buckeyes’ Braxton Miller grabs all the headlines in Columbus these days, and rightfully so. He’s a legit Heisman Trophy-type player, and right now, questions abound about his status for the game this week thanks to an MCL sprain.
For most teams, that would spell dire circumstances. If we were sitting here at this point in the season just 365 days ago, Ohio State would’ve been in dire circumstances themselves. Braxton Miller was Ohio State football in 2012.
He put this team squarely on his back and arguably won five or six games on his own. Not because he wanted to, but because the Buckeyes had no one else on offense capable of completely taking over a game when the team needed it the most.
However, thanks to what we’ve all witnessed over the last two weeks and the offseason, this isn’t last year and Ohio State is far more than Braxton Miller this time around.
The team is far more balanced and Miller isn’t expected to be the main rushing and passing threat on his own anymore. He can concentrate on being a quarterback and a leader, not just an athlete with skills as a quarterback; that could be scary news if Miller stays healthy this year.
The first bit of evidence of this increased offensive firepower comes from the running game: the emergence of Jordan Hall as the player whom the media and Urban Meyer expected to see all along. He leads the team with 234 yards and three touchdowns on the ground through two games.
Hall brings a…
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