Ohio State ‘closing the gap’ on the SEC

Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa gets congratulated by Steve Miller after sacking Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner. Bosa and Michael Bennett are anchors of a very good Buckeye front seven.

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FOX Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson was on the Bull and the Fox show Wednesday on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. Zac gave his opinion on the Sugar Bowl, and what he felt Ohio State’s chances were. During the interview, one of the show’s hosts asked Zac about where he feels Ohio State stands against the best the SEC has to offer.

Nick Saban said that Ohio State is the best SEC team that Alabama will have faced all season. Coach speak or not, how would Ohio State fare in the SEC? Would they be one of the top two teams with the Crimson Tide? Zac was asked this question and answered that he thought they would be.

"Urban said it yesterday, but the gap is closing," said Jackson. "It’s the front seven on the defense that is the difference between the SEC and everybody else. Ohio State is getting pretty good there."

The conversation turned to Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his recent off-field issues.

"The best thing for him and the Browns was for the season to end. It just needed to be over," Jackson said. "He is tone deaf to the extreme, he doesn’t care what anybody thinks."

You can hear the complete audio on The Fan’s website.