This from Coach Richt last week, courtesy of Josh Kendall here at The Telegraph:
"(Miller) is the key to our whole defense in my opinion," head coach Mark Richt said. "When you do certain drill work, where he knows exactly what he's doing, he's a dominant player. If he can get comfortable in the role of the (middle) linebacker, if he can play full speed, he can make a huge difference for us."
And this from Richt yesterday, per David Ching at The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
"He quite frankly is throwing our tight ends around. We have some outside plays, whether it's toss or stretch, what we call a stretch play, and the whole key to that play is whether a tight end can at least neutralize a sam linebacker the way our defense plays our looks. And Brandon's just thrashing everybody right now. I don't know if we've gotten around the edge yet with him playing the sam linebacker."
Kiante Tripp has also moved from defensive end to offensive tackle, which I don't think is any shock, but the fact that it's happening this late in the process (we open the season Sept. 1) doesn't inspire a hell of a lot of confidence.
Oh, and apparently Ramarcus Brown is suspended for the first two games of the season.
Your daily dose of optmism done, a little light reading from the practice reports: