Nov 16, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) walks off the field after being attended to during the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Former Ohio State QB Craig Krenzel thinks Braxton Miller should return in 2014

Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller hasn’t had the 2013 that he nor everyone else thought he would have. Now, that’s not entirely a product of lackluster play on the field as he’s had to deal with some injury issues, but his play isn’t at the level it was in 2012.

Coming into the year, Miller was an overwhelming Heisman candidate and some expected him to lead the Buckeyes to a national championship.

Now, the Heisman campaign is all but done, but Ohio State still has an outside shot to contend for the national championship if some pieces fall in front of them.

If they don’t get that shot, though, the last Ohio State QB to win a national championship in 2002, Craig Krenzel, thinks he should come back in 2014 and give it all another whirl:

“Where he’s at right now is a long cry from where he was even last season,” Krenzel told the Toledo (Ohio) Blade. “When you watch him this year, he is throwing the ball with confidence, he’s making good decisions in the pocket and it’s been a blast to watch.

 

“The biggest thing that would benefit Braxton coming back would be 12 more games proving that this isn’t just, ‘Hey, the Big Ten is bad and I played well for the last five or six games.’ Scouts, (general managers), coaches — they would all have a chance to see a season and a half of Braxton’s work at the level he is at now.”

The prospects of Miller returning would be intriguing. He consistently does the one thing we ask of all signal callers–he wins. With the potential for Ohio State to go unbeaten for the second year in a row in 2013, another undefeated campaign in 2014, regardless of what conference he plays in, would raise some interesting questions about Miller’s legacy.

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