Braxton Miller jabs Michigan following Ohio State spring game

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn't play in Ohio State's spring game Saturday, but he still managed to poke fun at archrival Michigan without stepping foot on the field.

Miller's tweeted comparison of the crowds at the Ohio State and Michigan spring games surely brought a smile to the faces of Buckeyes fans and was the cause for clenched teeth of Wolverines fans.

(In case you're wondering: We're 229 days away from the Michigan-Ohio State -- or, if you prefer, Ohio State-Michigan -- game.)

Miller, who missed spring drills while recovering from shoulder surgery, is 2-1 against the Wolverines. He has accounted for 867 yards of offense and eight touchdowns in the three games.

He and the Buckeyes, who were 12-2 last season, should open the season in the top 10. Michigan, which was 7-6 in 2013, likely will be a fringe top-25 team in the preseason.

Miller also should go into the season listed among the Heisman favorites. While he has to improve as a passer to impress NFL scouts, he is a great fit for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's version of the spread offense. Michigan's quarterback? Coach Brady Hoke gave a lukewarm endorsement of holdover Devin Gardner after spring practice. Discretion being the better part of valor, Miller didn't tweet anything about that.

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

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