Posted: 12:16 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Miller named defensive POY finalist 

By Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller was named a finalist for the Lefty Driessell Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player by collegeinsider.com.

Miller was named to the 25-player Driessell Defensive All-America team, qualifying him as a finalist for the player of the year award. Miller was named third-team All-ACC by the media this season and also was named to the ACC all-defensive team for the second year in a row.

Miller finished his Tech career second all-time in blocks (286, behind Alvin Jones) and 11th all-time in the ACC and is eighth all-time in school history in rebounds (821). This year, he was second in the ACC in blocks per game at 2.4, behind Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels.

The other All-Americans: Cameron Ayers (Bucknell), Khem Birch (UNLV), Alec Brown (Green Bay), Rhamel Brown (Manhattan), Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky), Tekele Cotton (Wichita State), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Scott Eatherton (Northeastern), Joel Embiid (Kansas), Justin Jackson (Cincinnati), Jordair Jett (Saint Louis), Nick Johnson (Arizona), Du’Vaughn Maxwell (Hampton), K.J. McDaniels (Clemson), Chris Obekpa (St. John’s), Elfrid Payton (Louisiana at Lafayette), Trevor Releford (Alabama), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Kenneth Smith (Louisiana Tech), Corey Walden (Eastern Kentucky), Scottie Wilbekin (Florida), Kendall Williams (New Mexico), Briante Weber (VCU) and Patric Young (Florida).

7 comments
juvenal
juvenal

Paul in NH? big one this weekend.......BC, blues scored all their goals in 1 match.........have a mate that is a big Liverpool fan.........think he'll go late second, Ken, tall & mobile.........

juvenal
juvenal

any draft buzz, Ken?

GTQBdefender
GTQBdefender

I hope Daniel Miller is not remembered for his missed dunk.

That would be crazy, wouldn't it?

Well where have all the Reggie Ball defenders been when he gets trashed for forgetting the down count?

Reggie gave us a  pretty good list of upsets including the thrilling 3 TD game of Calvin Johnson that beat Clemson.

Anyone can throw the ball 3 feet to Megatron?

Well at the end of Detroit's NFL season the ex Dawg QB was unable to do it.

Reggie also ran the ball very well to start a 4 game win streak vs Miami which will never happen again.

Like with Uga, I'd take one out of five at this point, but with the Canes getting stronger, we may suffer through frustrating loss after frustrating loss.

I defend Tech QBs while criticizing Tech ADs and coaches.

A lot of you remind me of two Auburn punks who said after beating Tech in 1963, "where was Lothridge?". The other replied as if following a script "he stayed in the endzone practicing extra points." They quickly jumped in a VW minivan and sped off.

I was puzzled by that game but Dodd tipped me in his remarks who was to blame for Billy's crummy game.

Dodd said "I was not much help to Billy today".

That was because he let someone who knew less than him draw up the game-plan.

It was the O coordinator fault.

Johnson will never make that remark because he is also the O coordinator.

Dodd's truthfulness is a quality most head coaches lack.

KenAJC
KenAJC moderator

@juvenal not yet. I think it's possible, but not likely. he can help himself at the Portsmouth tournament.

BearCasey
BearCasey

@Radar123 I saw Auburn' Jimmy Sidle befuddle us.  It didn't much matter how Lothridge played.

JacketTime
JacketTime

@Radar123  Personally I remember his game tying shot. Didn't bother reading the rest of your thesis, seemed off topic.

SansWorld
SansWorld

@JacketTime @Radar123 I sort of forgot about the missed dunk, but really, no ones is gonna remember that game either way.


People will remember his career as a whole as a player that gave his all and continued to improve personally, and improve his team.