Urban Meyer Wants Braxton Miller To 'Take Shots' In Passing Game

After three games, Ohio St. coach Urban Meyer feels quarterback Braxton Miller is running too much. Instead, he would prefer for Miller to take more shots in the passing game. Said Meyer:

"I came out and said it's too much (running), it's too much.

He added,

"I think we have to take shots. Defenses are forcing us to do that. That's bad coaching [by us]. We've got to do more of that because they're defending the run."

Through three contests, Miller has managed 377 rushing yards on 56 carries, including five touchdowns. He averages 6.7 yards per carry, which is better than any of the team's running backs.

But Meyer is leery of becoming too dependent on Miller's legs, saying,

"You go into the game saying he can really help you win the game with his feet, but you have to then be cautious of how often you ask him to do that, too."

For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Land-Grant Holy Land. You can learn more about college football around the country over at SB Nation's College Football hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.