There’s no doubt that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is one of the most disliked players in the entire Big Ten. Now that has nothing to do with his personality, because we know that Braxton is one of the nicest representatives of college football, but he’s vilified because of the way that he dashes opposing teams’ hopes while on the field.
As he gets set to enter his senior season here in 2014, opposing players will be hating on him more than ever, and that’s why it’s no surprise that Adam Rittenberg of the ESPN Big Ten blog named Miller one of the biggest potential villains in the Big Ten for 2014.
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State: He is about as subdued a superstar as we have seen in the Big Ten and a welcome departure from his predecessor, Pryor. But the introverted Miller has inflicted quite a bit of damage on Big Ten fan bases, leading Ohio State to a 16-0 mark in regular-season league games the past two seasons as the starter. Miller has been the king of comebacks during his Buckeyes career, leading six game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most among any FBS player. Knock him if you’d like for lack of a Big Ten title, but his best could be still to come.
The best could very well indeed be yet to come, meaning that the hate will only grow. But if it brings a national title back to Columbus, then will it really matter?