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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."

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