Ohio State Football: Can Freshman QB Braxton Miller Raise the Buckeyes Up?

Brad WashingtonCorrespondent IIJune 23, 2011

Can Braxton Miller fill the shoes of former Quarterback Terrelle Pryor?
Can Braxton Miller fill the shoes of former Quarterback Terrelle Pryor?

2010 ended on a sour note for the Ohio State Buckeyes, as five players were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 college football season.

2011 hasn't gone as planned either, as we've watched Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel depart the university. 

As the Ohio State football community endures one of their worst times since the removal of Woody Hayes, the Buckeye faithful are hoping for this upcoming season to remove the black eye they have been served the last few months.

With the arrival of Braxton Miller this past January, many have already named him the successor of now former three-year starter, Pryor.

Miller is the favorite to take the wings, with optimism filling the air of the battered Columbus sky.

Some have gone as far as to say Miller's arm is a lot better than Pryor's coming out of high school. He should be able to easily showcase his electrifying talent this upcoming season with a great supporting cast returning.

Buckeyes fans will be clamoring to have Miller on the field instead of long-time back-up Joe Bauserman, hoping Miller can take the Buckeyes back to the top of the Big Ten where they have reigned supreme the past six years.

While the entire nation is focusing on their troubles, Miller looks to show and prove a lot of doubters wrong, and move Ohio State forward in the now Post-Pryor/Tressel era.