COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State's Braxton Miller handled the question like he might a hard-charging lineman - sidestepping it.
Asked if he considered himself a running quarterback who could pass or vice versa, he laughed and said, "Both."
Heading into Saturday's 2013 season opener against Buffalo, Miller is confident and comfortable, surrounded by solid players and assured that this will be a special year. He doesn't shirk at his name being mentioned prominently among Heisman Trophy favorites, and he's also not flummoxed when facing media or speaking up in the huddle.
After two years as a starter, Miller finally seems settled into his role as star quarterback, team spokesman and public figure.