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Aug. 11, 2011

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VIDEO: Graham-Miller Talk Fall Camp

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thursday’s fall camp spotlight features two of the younger QBs in camp in redshirt freshman Taylor Graham and true freshman Braxton Miller.

Graham, son of former OSU quarterback Kent Graham (1990-91), sat out the 2010 season and is making a bid for playing time now in his second season in the program. At 6-4, 230 pounds, Graham possesses all the physical tools and arm strength to push for playing time this fall.

Miller arrived at Ohio State in January after leading Huber Heights Wayne to the Division I state title game. Miller passed for 2,167 yards, 17 TDs and rushed for 658 yards and 17 TDs as a senior. He posted a career record of 31-7 over three seasons and was an Ohio Mr. Football finalist and a first team all-state selection.

Click the video above to hear what they had to say and to view photos from Thursday.

Thursday Player Quotes

Braxton Miller
“The coaches are always critiquing the things I’m doing. Whether they’re telling me what I’m doing is right or it’s wrong, I’ve been soaking it all up like a sponge.”

Taylor Graham
“We just go with the flow. We listen to the coaches and whatever reps they give us is what we get. Like I said, we do what we can with what we’ve got.”

Michael Brewster
“Joe (Bauserman) is an old veteran. I don’t know if most people know this, but he is a great athlete. He was a great baseball player and a good basketball player. He is a sly quarterback. We refer to him as a Brett Favre type of guy.”

Christian Bryant “It feels great to finally get on the field with each other and our coaches forming our bond as a team. Just being in camp brings our team together. At night, we all get together and talk and laugh. The bonding is what camp is all about.”

“All of the seniors keep saying we have to `shock the world.’ This year we’ve been through a lot of adversity and that is what we’re trying to, just prove the world wrong.”

Tyler Moeller
“Whenever I’m out here on the field I’m very grateful. Just being able to play with my teammates is exciting.”

“I don’t know if there really is a rallying cry. The way I look at it, talk is cheap. In the end, it’s about going out and grinding to make plays.”

Nathan Williams “You can feel that the environment is different and you can feel the excitement in everybody. As far as Coach Fickell goes, he recruited me. He recruited the majority of the guys on defense so we’re all very comfortable with him.”

Jack Mewhort
“Big Hank (Johnathan Hankins) is a big dude. I don’t think anybody can make him look like a pee-wee. Chris Carter’s also a big guy and handled himself well so far, so I’ve been impressed. Every day I come out here and try to work on certain things. I try to get my feet down. I try to get my hands inside. Everything that Coach Bollman instills in us, I try to pick one thing out and have that in my head each day to get better at.