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Just your opinion.
At this point it's a toss up, IMO.
He's definitely more elusive as a runner but Troy was very durable and a true leader on the field. He performed surgery passing the ball. I've never seen a more accurate buckeye QB like we saw in 2006. If I were a gambling man I'd say Miller will win the Heisman and a National Championship mainly because he has Meyer coaching him. Despite the accolades, I doubt I will ever consider him the BEAST Troy Smith was. Thoughts?
Comparing a true sophomore to a 5th yr Senior...
I think Brax will improve drastically over the next 2 years under UM and surpass Troy.
Troy was great, but he also had the following receivers: Ginn, Holmes, Robiskie, Gonzales, Hartline. I am sure I am forgetting someone.
Good point. But some would say that Troy made his receivers look good. Not the other way around. Smith definitely had more talent at receiver but I think his accuracy was unparalleled. If Braxton can become as accurate.....SCARY.
Do we believe that he received any coaching last year? I don't. This is really like his first year, brand new staff, new offense, and I think he's doing a fine job of running the offense. He has the running ability, he is improving as a passer (a little step backwards this week, but getting better overall). I think you'll see an infusion of talent over the next two years that might get us a Ted Ginn, a Santonio Holmes and/or a Anthony Gonzales. Think about those weapons. Brax also has a brand new OL this year - two returning starters, but they've moved positions.
Watching Braxton and then watching Kenny made me realize how bad Brax's throwing is(for the most part).
He's better than last year but man it's rough to watch. He needs to get A LOT better this offseason with his mechanics. They're just garbage. He does have a good arm. You can't be accurate with bad mechanics.
Loved #10, but he lost his wheels during his senior year. By the fiesta bowl, he was not even as fast as krenzel. Part of it was the improvement as a passer. The other part was sky-line chili. Do not think that happens with Mick!!
Not sure if that argument flies Troy is out of NFL and hartline, Holmes, ginn are there still and gonzo had injury issues. Braxton doesn't have the arm of Troy but if he continues to improve and stay healthy he can get there.
I think as a runner Braxton is already better...and it aint close. However it stops there.
IMO Braxton has a loooong way to go as a passer, a leader, a QB. I think he can be as great as Troy for sure. Especially under UFM, but he needs to stay healthy and learn to be a more accurate passer. He also needs to read the defense better to be on Troy's level.
One other thing, Troy did have way more talent around him then Brax does currently. Could you imagine Brax with Teddy and Gonzo??? My God we would be a fast team
Agreed and I sure don't think we are 103 ranked pass offense in the country with Kenny G. Our wides and tight ends are better then that.
Until Brax can pass, no way!
And In and Out Burgers prior to the NCG
Good days, bad days --- always a Buckeye. Time to begin the assault on the 2014 BCS National Championship
Kenny was terrible the first couple possessions but once he got into "game mode" and was lose, he threw a great ball. Not nfl or anything but he didn't miss much once he got going.
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