Terrence Miller should learn his fate soon
Senior inside receiver, Terrence Miller, should learn his fate in the next few days of whether or not he will be able to return to the Wildcats in the fall as a redshirt senior.
Miller entered 2012 with plenty of game time experience, but only had a total of 42 receptions for 507 yards to his name. But early into the Rich Rodriguez era it became evident that Miller was a vital role to Arizona’s success before being sidelined with a severe sprained ankle.
“The good thing about Terrence is that he can play multiple positions, “Rodriguez said. “He’s a smart, tough guy and I think he’s going to be one of the real leaders on the team because he was last year [too].”
Miller played the first four games of 2012 before the injury. In those four games the senior had 13 receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Miller though, could never fully recover from the injury and missed the remainder of his senior season.
Expressed by his teammates as an all around good and fun guy, Miller was devastated by the injury and possibility of missing a majority of his final season.
However, due to the injury and its early timing, Miller has filed for a medical redshirt, which the NCAA must rule on in the next few weeks.
“I’m pretty confident,” Miller said about his chances of playing next season. “I’ve gone over the rules with the coaches and I fit the qualifications.”
If he is allowed to play for a fifth season, Miller would bring even more depth to an already deep, veteran receiving group.
If he does return, Rodriguez is not worried about catching up Miller to the new offense that he is less accustomed to.
“Terrence fortunately got enough time and enough reps that he learned what we were doing beforehand,” Rodriguez said. He’s very, very comfortable in everything we do offensively.”
While he waits for the NCAA’s decision, Miller is participating in spring practice and planning as if he will return for a fifth year in Tucson.
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