Last call for Miller - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Last call for Miller

Posted: Updated:

December 30, 2007

New Orleans -- There aren't many seniors on this years Georgia football team, and one Bulldog playing in his final game Tuesday in the Sugar Bowl is Brandon Miller from Colquitt.

It's been and up-and-down season for Miller, and the senior is looking to go out on a winning note.

Hustling to the start of the next to last football practice of his college football career, Brandon Miller says it's not yet sunk in that Tuesday's Sugar Bowl game with Hawaii will be his last in a Georgia uniform.

"It's kind of hard to realize right now," says Miller. "It isn't really kicking in yet."

Ranked as the top defensive end in the nation coming out of high school four years ago, Millers athletic ability has allowed him to play all three linebacking positions at Georgia.

"It's been a good run for me," says Miller. "Playing with the guys for four years, I'm just ready to go out with a win."

The versatile Miller has also been a great teacher in his senior season, to young teammate like freshman Rennie Curran, who has the potential to be one of the top linebackers in college football by the time his playing days in the red and black have ended.

"I feel like if I leave and help those guys out as much as I could, Georgia has a great future coming up on defense," says Miller.

The emergence of Reni Curin has allowed Georgia coaches to move Miller back to the position he played at Miller County, defensive end, for the Sugar Bowl.

Miller says he's looking forward to facing Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennen.

"This is a great offense to play against. We're just going to try and go out there and slow them down the best we can," says Miller.

feedback: sports@walb.com