12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Quarterback...For the second consecutive year, Miller was named the Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year. He was a first-team all-conference choice by both the coaches and the media. Miller is the Big Ten leader in passer efficiency with a 164.3 rating and leads the Big Ten with 295.0 yards of total offense per game in conference play. The junior has passed for 1,759 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 891 yards and eight scores despite missing nearly three games early in the season. - Ohio State football
Miller returned from a left knee sprain against Wisconsin last week and erased all doubts of who the starting quarterback should be. But against Northwestern on the road, Miller struggled mightily as a passer and was tentative as a runner, giving the ball to the Wildcats three times with a pair of fumbles and an interception.
He finished Saturday night 15-for-26 (57.7%) for 203 yards, adding 68 yards on the ground, but didn't find the end zone with his arm or his legs. (10/11/13)
Miller has improved mightily as a passer, but he is still very much a work-in-progress. He has all the arm strength needed, but his ball placement and touch are extremely inconsistent, which are a direct result of inconsistent mechanics. Miller is comfortable in the pocket, but he tends to rush his process and escape before necessary, looking tentative as a runner as if he's protecting himself from injury.