Ohio State bowl players to watch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A closer look at the key players for No. 7 Ohio State and what’s on the line for them as the Buckeyes prepare for a marquee matchup in the Discover Orange Bowl against No. 12 Clemson. + EnlargeJamie Sabau/Getty ImagesBraxton Miller completed only 46 percent of his passes in Ohio State’s last four games this season.QB Braxton Miller: The spotlight is always on the junior quarterback, but he appears to be welcoming even more attention on his game heading into the postseason and what might be an audition for NFL scouts and general managers as he weighs his options for next season. Miller struggled throwing the ball down the stretch, and the Buckeyes clearly were limited offensively in the Big Ten title game against Michigan State. Unable to throw downfield, they had no way to unpack the crowded box aimed at slowing him and Carlos Hyde down as rushing threats. The biggest question about Miller’s professional future always has been about unlocking his potential as a passer, because the rest of his talents aren’t up for debate. He might benefit from another season with the program, but if Miller is able to carve up a Clemson defense that ranks No. 16 in the nation in pass defense, that might tip the scales for him to skip his senior season.

DT Michael Bennett: The junior already is committed to returning for another season with the Buckeyes after his breakout campaign up front. That will give the program a complete unit returning just a year after having to replace all four starters. …

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  1. April 23, 2014 at 6:23 am

    have wanted to shoot the high level bgdire for years! I recently did Gary & Kara’s engagement session here at sunset. The bug had bit me… I needed to come back for some morning light! Bill + Maris