"It's going good so far," Miller said. "There's a lot of stuff to learn as far as playbooks and how to position your body.
"I love defense, but I want to play. After a while you can't just look out for yourself. This will help the team out."
Miller said he was approached by coach Amato about the move shortly before fall practice began.
"Coach Amato told me that they had a couple of guards that didn't come through on grades so they needed me to make that switch. I told him I'd do it because that's the kind of player I am. I want to do whatever I can to help this team."
The transition hasn't been easy for Miller, and he will be the first to admit that.
"It's been way tougher than I thought it would be," he said. "On defense you just come off the line and hit somebody. It's not like playing offense in high school where you see someone across from you and you knock them down. Sometimes you can't just block your man because you're working as a team up there. It's way tougher than I thought it would be."
Will the switch to offensive guard be permanent for Miller, who came to NC State out of Vanceboro (NC) as one of the state's top defensive line prospects two years ago?
"They are going to try me out for a couple of weeks, but the way it looks now I'm probably going to stay on offense. I'm just going to try and work hard and keep getting better because it's not as easy as I thought it would.
"The coaches have said they want to get me on the field this year. It's basically like getting a couple of snaps on defense or a lot of snaps on offense. That's what it comes down to."
What has helped Miller has been the extra coaching he has received from his offensive line teammates.
"Leroy Harris, he's a leader, we have a lot of them right now," Miller said. "I'm trying to take in as much as I can from all of them. Even John 'Wu,' he was on defense at one time and so was Herndon. Newby, Derek Morris, all the tackles and ends, they all are trying to tell me what's going on and that has really helped out the move for me."
Would Miller prefer to play defensive line for NC State? Maybe... but as of now he's just wanting to see the field as soon as possible.
"If I had a choice of playing offense or defense... I couldn't even pick," he said. "Whichever place that can get me in on gameday, that's where I want to be."