Nelson would start at center if kickoff came tomorrow, coach Kyle Flood said.
“I’m very pleased with Derrick and how he’s produced in training camp,” Flood said. “Derrick is a high-motor guy with high energy and an excellent communicator.”
Miller battled with Tariq Cole at guard and remained with the ones this week.
Worth Noting -- Freshman cornerback Jarius Adams likely begins the season on the two deep for practices after a strong training camp.
“I think right now as we put the sub-packages in, he’s going to be a guy getting reps,” Flood said. “I don’t know if we’ve made a decision beyond that quite yet.”
Scarlet Report Standout -- Sophomore nose tackle Sebastian Joseph – Joseph’s rebound from injury continues. Joseph leads in the nose tackle battle with impressive physical. He contributed on special teams with a field goal block today at practice.
Quote of the Day -- “You have to bring the juice. You have to bring it every day in practice. You can’t rely on the other guys. You have to be the guy to bring it because I’m the nose guard. I have to bring the juice. I have to hype up the defense. All of the first team guys have to bring the juice.”-- Sophomore Sebastian Joseph.
Around the Big Ten -- Sophomore Noah Brown, who chose Ohio State over Rutgers out of Sparta ((N.J.) Pope John XXIII suffered a season-ending leg injury at yesterday’s Buckeye practice. For more information, click here.