Matt Miller adds "new dynamic" to his game

Matt Miller adds

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QB Joe Southwick throws to WR Matt Miller during fall camp one year ago. Miller is happy that "Joe is the guy" entering the 2013 season.


by Jay Tust

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Posted on August 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 6:55 PM

BOISE -- Boise State junior wide receiver Matt Miller rarely cracks a smile on the football field.

However, the kid that is all about business could not help himself from doing so when asked what it is like to be back at fall camp.

"It feels like I've been here forever," Miller joked before resuming his normal tone.

"It's kind of nice to know the system and not have to worry about knowing the plays and really just being able to focus on the small little details and hammer those out."

For some who will likely shattered Austin Pettis' school-record on 229 catches after racking up 128 in his first two seasons, it is hard to image there is much room for improvement.

But Miller - who is commonly referred to as a possession receiver - says he approached this offseason looking to add another dimension to his game.

"We all try to get a little toned up," said Miller, who is now listed at 6-3, 222-pounds. "I also try to work on my speed."

Miller went on to say that a few of the defensive backs have already noticed he is a step faster. He went on to add he worked with head strength coach Tim Socha to improve his foot speed, and did his own additional training on the side.

"I think (speed) will add a whole new dynamic to what I have already," Miller explained. "If I can put that deep ball in my game, I think that will really help out."

Miller caught a career-high 66 passes with a first-year trigger man in 2012. Following the quarterback battle that lasted well into fall camp a year ago, Miller said: "Joe is the guy. It's one less thing you have to worry about."

With that in mind, a big fall could be in store for Miller and the rest of the receiving crew.

"I think we can be really dangerous. If put all the pieces together and keep working hard and improve every day, I think we'll be a very dangerous unit."