As expected, Ohio State's Braxton Miller was named B1G Conference Freshman of the Year today. The Dayton native took over as the starting signal caller for the Buckeyes in the season's fourth game and posted solid numbers: 67-134, 997 yds, 11 tds, 4 int. passing; and, 144-695, 4.8 ypc, 7 tds rushing. Maybe most impressive was the way Miller played in close contests with the game on the line. He showed the ability to make big plays even though stymied by a predictable offense, and in spite of lacking playmaking receivers. Congratulations to Braxton Miller, who should become a great one before his career in Columbus is over.
Other award winners:
-Offensive Player of the Year: Montee Ball, Wisconsin
-Defensive Player of the Year: Devon Still, Penn State
-Coach of the Year: Brady Hoke, Michigan
No word on whether Jim Bollman is in the running for assistant coach of the year or not!