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Braxton Miller's 'cap cam' expected to help with fundamentals


Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is limited in spring practice because of recent shoulder surgery, but he still is heavily involved with practice thanks to a cap-mounted video camera.

Yes, he has a camera mounted on his Ohio State cap, and he will shoot video during practices. The hope is that he becomes better acclimated to the nuances he needs in the Buckeyes' version of the spread.

"They've got a contraption set up where he actually calls the play; he also tells us what he sees in the secondary," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer told the Columbus Dispatch. "The issue, if you remember, a year ago was fundamentals with footwork, and balance, and just ball positioning."

The Dispatch reported that Ohio State's video director came up with the "cap cam" to enable Miller to get some work done even if he can't work out. Miller had surgery last week on his shoulder, which was injured early in the Orange Bowl loss to Clemson.

Offensive coordinator Tom Herman will review the videos with Miller.

Miller is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation, but his passing needs improvement, including his mechanics. If the "cap cam" helps Miller become a better passer, look for Meyer to keep it in his coaching repertoire -- and for other coaches to steal the idea.

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