What does Braxton Miller see when he drops back from center? Obviously, he sees the defense eying him and all of the talented playmakers at his disposal. But, are his eyes surveying the right part of the field/defense? Ohio State recently attached a camera to the top of Miller’s helmet at a practice to give coaches an idea of what he’s seeing and where he’s looking.
Like most technology of this kind, the camera can do nothing but help. As prolific as Miller is on the ground, he can stand to improve through the air (58.3 completion percentage last year ranked 7th in Big Ten).
We’ll have to wait and see how much this experiment helps the preseason Heisman Trophy candidate. Regardless, it’s a practice that will only become more popular around the nation.
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