Ohio State Football: Kirk Herbstreit on Impact of Braxton Miller’s Injury

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit has teamed up with Allstate to give fans nationwide the chance to attend two of the biggest games of the college football season. As part of a season-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of its “Good Hands” field-goal nets, Allstate is launching the It’s Good Sweepstakes, featuring an ultimate prize package of $100,000 and a trip with three friends to the 2015 Allstate® Sugar Bowl.®

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On the morning of Aug. 18, ESPN college football analysts were required to provide their national champion and Heisman Trophy predictions for the upcoming season. Kirk Herbstreit—perhaps the sport’s most prominent pundit—opted to stay close to home with his picks, choosing Ohio State and Braxton Miller to sweep college football’s two most prestigious trophies.

A homer pick? Perhaps. But the former Buckeyes quarterback had his reasons.

Playing in a still-rebuilding Big Ten, Ohio State had arguably the easiest path to the first-ever College Football Playoff. And with a quarterback as experienced and talented as Miller, it was not far-fetched to think that the Buckeyes could win it all.

“The light had finally gone off for him as far as really understanding defenses and his offense and how to attack,” Herbstreit told B/R. “I…

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