Braxton Miller gets advice from Craig Krenzel: Stay in school

Put former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Craig Krenzel in the camp of those that think current Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller should return for his senior season.

There has been speculation that Miller could forego his senior year and turn pro, and Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer might have played into that with his response Monday to a question about whether Miller would be best served by staying for his senior season.

Krenzel has no doubts.

"Where he's at right now is a long cry from where he was even last season," Krenzel told the Toledo (Ohio) Blade. "When you watch him this year, he is throwing the ball with confidence, he's making good decisions in the pocket and it's been a blast to watch.

"The biggest thing that would benefit Braxton coming back would be 12 more games proving that this isn't just, 'Hey, the Big Ten is bad and I played well for the last five or six games.' Scouts, (general managers), coaches -- they would all have a chance to see a season and a half of Braxton's work at the level he is at now."

Krenzel led the Buckeyes to a national title in 2002, then played two seasons (2004-05) in the NFL. He was 3-2 as a starter with the Chicago Bears as a rookie. Krenzel currently works as a radio commentator in Columbus, Ohio.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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