Found September 21, 2012 on The Other Paper:
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has some pretty big shoes to fill — and they're not even from his own school.

Miller is only a sophomore, but he is already being compared to head coach Urban Meyer's best collegiate player from Florida — Tim Tebow.

 Meyer compared Miller,  his current quarterback, favorably to Tebow — the three-time Heisman finalist — from his days coaching the Florida Gators.

Meyer said Miller actually has "more talent" than the New York Jets backup who won two national championships under Meyer at Florida.

"Very similar guys," Meyer said on his 97.1 The Fan call-in radio show.

"They're both competitive human beings.  They're both very talented people.  Braxton has more talent.  Tim is probably more of a grinder."



Miller is keeping pace with Tebow's sophomore campaign.  The Ohio State QB has 988 combined rushing and passing yards with 12 touchdowns through three games this season and has put himself right in the thick of the Heisman race.  Tebow compiled 1,037 all-around yards with 13 TDs during the same span of his sophomore year.  Ohio State is 3-0 after a win over Cal.

Tebow's winning ways carried over to the NFL where he led the Denver Broncos into the playoffs in his second season.  He was traded  to the Jets in the offseason in a backup role for Mark Sanchez when he's not running the Wildcat offense.

Maybe it's about time Miller started working on his own Tebowing pose.

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