COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year ago it appeared Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller had all 100 or so of his teammates perched on his shoulder pads at times.
That’s what it was like to be a marked (fresh)man on a team with few weapons and saddled with problems off the field.
Now Miller has new coaches, a new offense and a brighter outlook — even though he carries almost as many responsibilities into the 18th-ranked Buckeyes’ opener on Saturday against Miami (Ohio).
Miller — referred to as a “caged tiger” by coach Urban Meyer — will run the new hurry-up offense. And he’s expected to be a grizzled leader far beyond his 20 years as the Buckeyes embark on what they hope will be a turnaround season.