Meyer ready to endorse Miller as Heisman candidate

COLUMBUS — As political candidates are making their final push for the upcoming election, Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer did a little campaigning of his own during his weekly press conference Monday.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks to quarterback Braxton Miller during a game against Central Florida on Sept. 8, in Columbus. Meyer on Monday said he believes Miller is a Heisman Trophy candidate. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK REED)

Meyer has been asked each week of the season if he was ready to promote his quarterback Braxton Miller as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Each previous time he was asked, the answer was no.

However, his tune has changed.

When asked again Monday, the OSU head coach had a different reply.

“Do I believe he’s a Heisman candidate? I do,” said Meyer. “I didn’t say that before. But I do believe Braxton is a Heisman candidate. He has to play much better. However, just from sheer production of a team that’s 9 and 0, it puts him in that category, and that’s without knowing all the other candidates.”

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