"29. Detroit Lions: Mike Bennett, DT, Ohio State"
- Dan Kadar, SB Nation
Dan Kadar broke out a new NFL mock draft this week that included Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett. Bennett has increased his draft stock over the past two seasons, proving to be an integral part of the superb defensive line play that the Buckeyes have had during the Urban Meyer era.
Kadar currently has Bennett being taken in the first round, 29th overall, to the Detroit Lions. While it's just a mock and there's plenty of games left this season to make moves up or down, being drafted to a team to play on a defensive line that includes Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley would be tremendous and an excellent way to enter the NFL as a rookie. Whether or not it actually comes to fruition, whatever team lands Bennett will be getting a solid defensive tackle that can get the job done when it counts.
J.T. Barrett, from Wichita Falls, Texas, earns this week's Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which goes to the top player from state of Texas.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) November 18, 2014
Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett continues to add to his growing resume and list of accolades as this week, Barrett earned the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which goes to the top player from the state of Texas. While he's playing for the Buckeyes, his efforts are being acknowledge from his home state, which is impressive when you consider the amount of highly regarded players that come from the Lone Star state.
So far this season, Barrett has thrown for 2,356 yards and 29 touchdowns while completing 64 percent of his passes. An outstanding freshman year has already started to blossom conversations of being the best player in the country this season, as Barrett has entered the fray of Heisman contenders in the eyes of the national media.
"Nebraska played a base two-read defense, akin to what Chris Ash runs at Ohio State. In this version of cover 4, or quarters coverage, the safeties don't focus on the run. That duty goes to the cornerbacks or linebackers."
- Ian Boyd, SB Nation
Ian Boyd at SB Nation dove into what went wrong with Nebraska's defense when trying to defend Melvin Gordon and the Wisconsin running attack on Saturday. The Badgers manhandled the Cornhuskers to a tune of 59-24, and Gordon broke the single-game rushing record that was previously held by LaDainian Tomlinson. Gordon rushed for 408 yards on 25 carries and had four touchdowns to his name.
The quote above mentions Chris Ash, the co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State, and how he runs a similar system to what Nebraska did against the Badgers. It's an extremely informative read, and I'd suggest taking a look for yourself. If Nebraska's defense was any indication, Chris Ash and the coaching staff will have to figure out a plan of attack to stop (or at least slow down) Melvin Gordon in a few weeks when the Buckeyes could potentially face off against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game.
"Terence Dials signed and made his debut in Switzerland with BBC Monthey."
- E. Carchia, Nan Press
Former Ohio State basketball player Terence Dials made his debut in Switzerland as a professional player with the team BBC Monthey. Dials, a former Big Ten Player of the Year award winner, scored 26 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dealt out three assists in his first game with Monthey.
Dials played for Ohio State from 2001 to 2006 as a forward and during his career as a Buckeye had 1,566 points and grabbed 876 rebounds in 132 total games played. Dials went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft and has been bouncing around overseas playing for various teams.
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