George Whitfield Jr., The QB Whisperer

February 8, 2013 at 5:22p    by Jason Priestas    
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You may recall hearing news of Braxton Miller working with famed quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. over the holidays:

The Massillon native, through his training program Whitfield Football, has worked with some of the best quarterbacks in the game today, a list that includes Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, and Tajh Boyd.

Whitfield has Ohio State connections, too. He was recruited to play for Jim Tressel at Youngstown State, but later transferred to Tiffin. His uncle, defensive end Dave Whitfield, was a starter on the 1968 national championship team.

The tutor has been working with Miller on his "chaos mechanics" which is elite coachspeak for how Miller reacts to pressure and plays that otherwise break down. You know, keeping your eyes downfield, maintaining proper footwork. That sort of thing.

[H/T @phillandauer]


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jestertcf's picture

I am excited to see the improvement of Braxton.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I am, too. If Braxton is able to develop great "chaos mechanics," trying to defend him become - as Urbz said - downright unfair. 

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

As it should be.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

BuckeyeTilIdie's picture

This guy is the real deal, you can FEEL it in his tone of voice. He's very confident in what he does and it's cool that he isnt out for the coporate dollar, but the joy in challenging QB's to grow. I'm thrilled by the fact that Brax was able to work with him! It's truely a great time to be a Buckeye!

Remember that in the end you will be judged not by what you believed, planned or dreamed; but, by what you did.

WiliestBuckeye's picture

Thats what I call living the dream right there.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

ODEEZ330's picture

Stark county boy doing big things in the game. Love it

O'Deez330
stark county football

Orlando Pancakes's picture

That was downright awesome right there.

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Meh.
Whatever.
He's no Nick Siciliano.

Crimson's picture

Holy crap!  If I had any kind of liquid in my mouth, I'd need a new laptop.  Well done!

blh's picture

If this guy is able to do half as much as the private QB coach was able to do for Taylor Martinez at Nebraska then we are in for a special season out of Braxton. The off-season coaching took Martinez from a ~50% passer to over 60% in a few weeks of work and Braxton is a fundamentally better thrower than Martinez ever will be. 2(6-0 and a movie) (for all you Community fans out there)

Statutoryglory's picture

It will also help having more than two playmakers to pass to.

JollyFatMan's picture

Poor guy played at Tiffin. I mean.. I ran track there.. but jesus.. football? 

How firm thy friendship..

Statutoryglory's picture

I hope Brax makes another trip out there this May for a few days and gets to do the same drills with possibly a few NFL guys.