There’s no doubt that quarterback Braxton Miller is the leader of this Ohio State Buckeyes football team this season. Heading into his fourth year on campus, it would be hard to believe otherwise. But could all of that experience actually grant Miller the ability to call one of his own games this season, most likely against a “cupcake” opponent?
Well Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network was recently asked about that, and while it’s an intriguing thought, he does not see Urban Meyer giving Miller the go ahead to make the calls in a contest.
I doubt it. Yes, Miller has extensive experience and has gone through training off the field with QB guru George Whitfield and Jon Gruden. But I still don’t see the Buckeye coaches letting Miller call an entire game. Change some plays at the line from time to time? Yes. Call an entire game? No.
Of course Miller will be allowed to change plays at the line, this is something that he has done before, and with great success.
But yes, Dienhart is right, for as much experience as Miller does have, the coaches get paid to coach week in and week out, no matter who the opponent is.