The Buckeyes played a game in January less than four months ago (yes, it happened .. quit trying to block it from memory). At that time, Braxton Miller was running an offense geared to protect him, to bring him along slowly. The goal was to keep him under 10-15 passes, control the ball and limit exposure to mistakes. Sicliano was grooming Braxton for their future together. Well, you know what happened to truncate that.
Ahh yes, the future is bright with Braxton at the helm.
So Tom Herman arrives on the scene and works with Miller for spring ball and opens up the offense. Then we see Miller throw the ball just about every play of the Spring Game and complete just about anything he wanted. To our eyes – and that of several more expert onlookers we consulted with postgame - Miller looks like a totally different quarterback than he did just four months ago against the Gators.
If you talk to people close to the program, Urban Meyer says there is no ceiling for Miller. He is better than Tim Tebow mechanically along with better overall quickness, foot speed, a smoother release and probably a stronger arm. The new, post-Spring Game comparison? Soon-to-be No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.
Said one scout: “You just saw a Heisman finalist and first round draft pick have his coming out party.”
**Does It Matta? … A who’s-who of college basketball’s iconic coaches were on hand in Minneapolis this past weekend for the Nike EYBL Tourney. Among those in attendance: Thad Matta, Good Guys; Tom Izzo, Michigan State; Mike Krzyzewski, Duke; Tom Crean, Indiana; Bill Self, Kansas; Rick Barnes, Texas; Scott Drew, Baylor; John Thompson III, Georgetown; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; and the cuddly Bo Ryan, Wisconsin.
*Who was Thad after?
*Adams was warned?
*Brother Act or Irish Eyes?
*No PT, no patience?