According to the rosters provided by the school, Cyler Miles' weight has gone down since the spring. Subsequently, his spot on the depth chart has gone up.
Miles is listed at 213 now, down from 223 in the spring. What was a daunting playbook is making more sense. And, after being listed as an "or" with Jeff Lindquist on the depth chart last year, Steve Sarkisian said Wednesday "he would agree" when asked if Miles has separated himself.
Miles has two inches on Keith Price and just a larger all-around frame. He's mobile when plays break down. His first and third days at camp were solid. He had a stretch his second day where little went right when he was picked off on consecutive throws, then had the ball fall out of his hand the next attempt during a drill with no rushers.
It's camp, however, and the interesting thing this year is the push on Price from Miles will be much more authentic than last year. Miles -- nor any of the other backups -- appeared even close to being game ready. In addition, it would have cost them a year of eligibility. Lastly, any calls for Price to be benched were more based in emotion than logic. It wasn't going to happen.
"I think Cyler has had three really good days," Sarkisian said. "It’s almost like the light has turned on him for him. He’s got a great feel for the offense, anticipating throws. He’s throwing the ball accurately. He appears to be in really good command and control when he’s on the field. I’ve been impressed."