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OL Harry Miller (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Krenzelicious, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    And most impressive to me is the amount of time and consideration he’s shown to serve others which is becoming increasingly rare. It shows the guy thinks beyond his own little world.

    And here’s the thing....we haven’t seen it yet on the field but I fully expect the guy to dominate too. And that’s nice as well.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Jonah Jackson was one of Ohio State's most underrated players last year and replacing not only his skill but also his nastiness will be a tall task.

    Sophomore Harry Miller will get first crack at filling Jackson's shoes despite arriving in Columbus as a primarily a center.

    Miller logged 181 snaps last year with, like Petit-Frere, the bulk coming in mop up duty at the center position against awful teams. Now, Miller will get to show he belongs on the starting unit one slot to the left.

    A cerebral player, Miller's acumen will help him acclimate to the new position and it won't hurt that he'll be book-ended by Munford at left tackle and Josh Myers at center.

    Miller is a star in the making, the only question is if it'll be right out of the gate this year or a slower burn as the Buckeyes progress through the regular season slate.

    Entire article:
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Did you get all that?

    Miller – also an accomplished musician, former high school valedictorian, and a regular missionary to a village in Nicaragua – will now return to competing for a spot on a national title contender's offensive line in his second year on campus.

    What a guy.
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  4. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck SoCal, Baby!

    I like this guy.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State has officially named Nicholas Petit-Frere and Harry Miller starters on the offensive line, with Petit-Frere stepping into the right tackle spot and Miller at left guard.

    Miller was a five-star prospect and the No. 2 center in the 2019 recruiting class. He's essentially occupied the starting left guard spot since spring, but now steps into the role officially ahead of Ohio State's season-opening matchup with Nebraska.

    “His development during this time was just critical,” Studrawa said of Miller.

    Studrawa said Miller's numbers in the weight room after Buckeyes came back from their time away from campus “blew the numbers away” from before the pandemic started.

    Last season, Miller played 181 snaps, the second-most of any non-starter on the offensive line, behind only Petit-Frere.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “That’s the first thing: [Getting it] mentally — and that’s why you tend to have those guys in that position of center because they learn everything” Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa said of Miller. “And then you can move them out and expand them out, and then at the same time, you’ve already developed a young player at center to possibly go there later on. That’s No. 1. The mental aspect of it. No. 2 was much like Nick [Petit-Frere], during this pandemic when [Miller] was home, he had a place to workout, he had someone to train with and he is so much, the numbers in his lifts when he got back blew the numbers when he left away.

    “That was the second thing: He’s powerful now. He’s about 315 pounds now, he’s really strong, his lower body got extremely strong and gave him the ability to play that guard position and handle three-techniques. His development during this time was just critical.”
  7. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Any of you guys who dig into the minutia of OL play, want to give some insight on how he played?
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The only bad play by an offensive lineman that I specifically noticed was on Antonio Shelton's bull rush sack of Fields in the 1st half. The right guard (#52) was beaten badly on that play, I even looked up to verify who #52 was.....Wyatt Davis.

    Just sayin': Even the best ones don't always grade out 100%.
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  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I noticed him big time on the first TD.

    Herbie of course gave the credit to Munford but Munford was just finishing off the double team that Miller had started. He scraped at just the right time and plowed another defender that had the effect of collapsing the entire left side.

    Go watch the replay of it and you'll see.
  10. jakenick06

    jakenick06 Senior

    I’m pretty sure Miller misread the blindside blitz that planted Fields, but I’m not an O-line expert. Munford picked up the wide side rush and Miller engaged with the rush inside.
  11. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Yes, this. After last week and the running game being a bit flat I spent a lot of the night watching OL. Davis got beat bad on that rush. The only glaring mistake beyond that was the exchange from center that went over Justin’s head. Overall, I’d be surprised if the entire starting OL didn’t grade out as champions. They largely had their way in the trenches all night.

    One thing, since we’re talking about OL that I found interesting is that Fields went under center a couple of times for handoffs that I think went to Sermon. They didn’t net much. Not sure that I’m a fan of Fields under center.
  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Yeah, Wyatt got beat initially, but he recovered and actually made decent effort trying to push Shelton wider but Fields never moved in the pocket and eventually got sacked.
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    • Miller said he learned about how to play the left guard position from watching Jonah Jackson last year. “There's no better guy to learn from.”
    • He says learning behind last year's line and with his fellow linemen this year gave him the understanding of how to work himself into his first year as a starter.
    • Miller says center was especially appetizing to him when he picked Ohio State, but he also knew how "It's just an opportunity to play football with good dudes regardless of position."
    • "That's what it comes down to is reps." He says for him, he had to "really get my, sort of, sea legs."
    • Two of Harry Miller's goals: Owning a bookstore and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. He wants to start a book store at Ohio State. He credits his parents and teachers with his reading.
    • Harry Miller becomes the first player to ever say, "I haven't been a musketeer in France," during an Ohio State football interview session.
    • Miller says Nicholas Petit-Frere is "great company to have" as an offensive lineman. Calls his growth "charming and good to see."
    • He says Tommy Eichenberg went with him to Nicaragua earlier this year on a mission trip: "We shared some very intimate moments." He says Eichenberg is a "quiet dude" who is "incredibly profound."
    • He wants to be sponsored by Half Price Books if the NCAA allows players to make money off their name, image and likeness.
    • "With more reps, you build more confidence." He says his first start was beneficial for that reason.
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “When it comes down to it, football just comes down to: Hit a guy, try not to get hit too hard yourself and keep your composure. Don’t complicate it too much and just play ball. I think that was kind of it, and learning behind the line we had last year and with the guys we have this year, they gave me the foundation to just play football and not over complicate it.”

    “Very encouraged [by Miller and Nicholas Petit-Frere],” Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said. “One, they’re very talented players. They’re young, they’re very, very smart men — I mean, very intelligent guys. Not to get into Harry’s Russian literature thoughts, but they’re very smart guys.

    “I really appreciate the way Harry from Game One to Game Two probably made as big of an improvement as anyone on our offense. I think the more you play, the more comfortable you get, the more confidence you get. I thought he really held his own.”
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Miller, who is quite frankly the gift that keeps on giving, also talked about his non-football related aspirations, which include opening a bookstore and traveling.

    Please, NCAA. Do it for Harry!

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