Defensive tackle Jared Ceccetti could return from his broken foot to start at Ohio State, depending on how he looks tomorrow.
Coaches expected him to miss five to six weeks after his injury, which occurred Aug. 20. Coming back by Sept. 8 would mean he recovered in three weeks.
His return will push Eric Lively back to nose guard. Wallace Pendleton will lose his starting job.
On the subject of the defensive line, J.D. Brookhart was pleased with his backups. Mitchell Magloire, Shawn Lemon and Viktor Rajek each provided "quality snaps."
Rajek is particularly an interesting person. As you may have known, he was on the Slovakian bobsled team at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Listening to Brookhart, it's clear Rajek absolutely loves American football. He got his first taste in Oklahoma as part of an exchange program. Upon seeing a locker with his name on it, Rajek wept.
He began his career at Akron as a wide receiver, but the coaches moved him to defensive end. The athleticism of the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Slovak is what makes coaches drool most. Rajek has spent countless time studying the nuances of his new position, but Brookhart suggested he won't be prepared to start until he adds some weight.