Saturday’s season finale for the Ohio State Buckeyes will not only be the first time Brady Hoke faces Urban Meyer, but it will also be the second and final time Braxton Miller faces Denard Robinson.
Robinson has had quite an interesting career, taking the college football world by storm as a sophomore and then winning the 2012 Sugar Bowl as a junior over Virginia Tech.
His senior year hasn’t gone so well due to tough losses to Alabama and Notre Dame, and then an injury that will leave him less than 100 percent before his final Big Ten game.
On the other side, Braxton Miller has had quite a sophomore season, leading the bowl-ineligible Buckeyes to an 11-0 season and possibly earning a trip to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist. He won’t win it this year, but he should at least be at the Downtown Athletic Club in a few weeks.
Miller has had some disappointing performances, including in Saturday’s OT win at Wisconsin, but he’s also had big games as well, such as the Week 6 blowout over Nebraska.
All in all, though, he’s been the quarterback of a team that’s one win away from a perfect season. Only Everett Golson and Notre Dame can say the same thing.
The amount of growth that Miller has made from his freshman year to where he is now is incredible, and he’s been looking better than Robinson has ever looked, particularly as a passer.
Miller has not been particularly deadly as a passer, but he has made great strides throughout the season and showed significant improvement. His passing repertoire has been more of a traditional spread involving all sorts of routes.
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