Having a dual-threat quarterback is becoming a more valuable commodity at all levels of football, but Ohio State University must keep sophomore stud Braxton Miller in the pocket a lot more to keep him on the field. Otherwise, Miller may not last the entire season.
Through two games, Miller has carried the ball 44 times, which includes 27 carries against the University of Central Florida last week.
Some of those carries are a result of sacks and, as head coach Urban Meyer noted in an AP report, blown assignments. Meyer has indicated that he doesn’t want Miller to run the ball as much and that his supporting cast must step up to allow that to happen.
Despite the sack yardage counted against him, Miller has managed to scamper for 302 yards through the first two weeks of the season. That makes him the fourth best in the nation in rushing.
That’s almost as many yards as he’s thrown for (362), but a 2:1 ratio between passing and rushing yardage would be ideal. Maybe Miller can get by with…
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