Edinboro offense to get fresh start

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Former NFL coach now leads Boro’s offense.

By Mike Fenner
Contributing Writer

A clean slate is upcoming for Edinboro on offense as head coach Scott Browning made a splash hire during a busy offseason with former National Football League and Canadian Football League assistant Mike Miller.
Miller joins the Fighting Scots fresh off a brief stint with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL where he served as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“We’re excited about our new offensive coordinator,” Browning said. “He’s a tremendous person. The players have really connected with him up to this point. It’s going to be really fun to watch.”
A former Clarion and Robert Morris grad that hails from western Pennsylvania and spent a period of his coaching career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miller is most notable for his accomplishments out west.
Miller coached NFL journeyman Kurt Warner during the Arizona Cardinals’ only Super Bowl appearance in 2009, during the height of his five-year tenure with the franchise.
“It’s awesome knowing that he’s called plays in the Super Bowl,” said sixth-year starting quarterback Cody Harris. “It’s kind of humbling for me and some of our teammates to hear that and to see him. He just wants to win and he wants to come here.
In 2013, Edinboro finished 11th in the 16 team Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 22.4 points per game. The Scots accumulated just 3,447 total yards (313.4 per game), 30 touchdowns, both ranking 12th in the conference.
“At first it’s going to be another learning experience and we’ve got to learn some new concepts with the new offensive coordinator coming in, but I mean we’re still going to be passing the ball quite a bit,” said senior receiver Ben Eisel.
“It’s kind of like restarting in a way, but yet we have experience,” added Harris. “Not a lot has changed, but he brings in a lot of new concepts, new ways of doing things, which really is going to benefit us. Coach Miller is awesome; he is super detailed and he’s very smart. I’m excited to see what he brings to the table throughout the season in game planning and it should be really exciting to have him.”

Mike Fenner is a member of the sports department at The Spectator. He can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.