Ohio State Football: Braxton Miller Will Be Heisman Candidate Under Urban Meyer

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 26, 2011

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 15: Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes moves to hand-off against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Ohio State defeated Illinois 17-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Michigan and Ohio State game is over, and now we all anxiously await to see if the rumors of Urban Meyer to the Buckeyes are actually true.

There are rumors that Meyer will be heading to Columbus to take over his dream job as the head coach of Ohio State.

Many believe the only reason it hasn't been announced is because Meyer wanted to wait out of respect for the team and current staff.

Now, we'll see if they were just rumors or if they were true.

The one person who should be glued to the television in anticipation of the news is Ohio State freshman quarterback Braxton Miller.

Just think about it for a minute.

The matchup of Miller and Meyer would make for one of the best coach-player combinations in all of college football.

If you need proof, I urge you to just turn on the tape of Tim Tebow when he was at Florida.

Meyer is a genius when it comes to running the spread formation. He took the Gators to two National Championships running one of the best spread offenses the country has ever seen.

He throws off opposing defenses with the misdirection and trick plays, attacking both through the air and on the ground.

Think about Tebow as a quarterback. He was an amazing runner, an average thrower, had a big heart and won a bunch of games.

Although it's difficult to judge heart, similarities are there with Miller in all of the other categories.

As a freshman, Miller has quickly become noticed as one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks in the country.

In the last five weeks he has rushed for 100 yards three times. He ran for 99 yards in one of the games he failed to reach the mark. He has also rushed for seven touchdowns.

He hasn't put up gaudy numbers through the air, but he has been efficient. In fact, he has thrown for 11 touchdowns to just four interceptions this year.

Each week Miller has continued to show improvement.

Despite throwing an interception in the final drive against Michigan today, he still put together the best game of his career.

He threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards and another touchdown.

Obviously, there is still room for improvement. Who better to teach him than Meyer?

Cross your fingers Miller. For your sake, hopefully the rumors are true.