Patterson’s defense continues to give players an edge during transition to NFL

first_imgTwitter Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Linkedin Linkedin Benton McDonald Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleThe Skiff: April 11, 2019Next articleMen’s tennis finishes season with Sooner State road trip against No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 26 Oklahoma State Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonald Facebook + posts Benton McDonald printHead coach Gary Patterson’s football program has long been able to find under-recruited players and turn them into NFL products. Part of this can be attributed to the complexity of Patterson’s defense, one that rivals professional schemes and allows TCU players to come in as rookies ahead of the curve. Ty Summers, for example, originally committed to Rice as a quarterback. Four years later, the San Antonio product has played three different positions on Patterson’s defense and is on the brink of being selected in this month’s NFL Draft. Summers played middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end during his time at TCU. In the process he went from an under-recruited passer to the second leading tackler in the Patterson era. Ty Summers played thee different defensive positions at TCU. by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“I think one of the things they learned that the NFL really likes is we teach kids to process, we don’t just teach them to go,” Patterson said. “And when they do their individual meetings, that’s one of the things I think they’re most impressed about.”The Horned Frog’s defense often forces players to learn multiple positions and be able to rotate during games. The versatility and football knowledge that comes from Patterson’s system continues to impress NFL teams. “Whenever I was able to talk about my defense and explain it to teams at the combine and such, they were really impressed with my knowledge of the game,” Summers said. Along with increasing their football knowledge, the ability to play multiple positions lets players work on skills that they may never develop if they become stuck in one spot. LJ Collier and Ben Banogu went through drills for the Tennessee Titans’ head coach and the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator at the TCU Pro Day. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Ben Banogu, who was selected to the All Big 12 first team twice, didn’t just work on rushing the passer during his two seasons at TCU. Patterson’s scheme taught him how to drop back and cover tight ends — things that edge rushers don’t usually have proficiency in. “I think it puts me ahead of the curve,” Banogu said. “I know it put LJ [Collier] ahead of the curve too. We do a lot of complicated stuff at TCU, a lot of things that the coaches ask of the D-line that they don’t ask at other schools.”The Horned Frogs’ defense has been a strong pipeline for NFL teams since Patterson took over at TCU in 2000. Twenty-one defenders have been drafted under Patterson, with three more likely to be added to the group at this month’s NFL draft in Nashville.Those three, Summers, Banogu and LJ Collier, were all rated three-stars or lower coming out of high school, according to 247Sports. This trend of Paterson developing lower-rated recruits into defensive stalwarts isn’t new. Patterson speaks with Indiapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus at TCU’s Pro Day earlier this month. Photo by Heesoo YangTravin Howard entered Fort Worth as a three-star safety and left as the team’s all-time leading tackler under Patterson before being drafted last season by the Rams. Paul Dawson was a three-star athlete that became a third-round draft pick in 2015 at linebacker. Jerry Hughes was a two-star defensive end that became a two-time All-American and first-round draft pick. “Coach P doesn’t just go out and recruit any old five-star, four-star guy, he gets guys that he can mold,” Banogu said this past July at Big 12 Media Days. “Guys that he wants. Guys that fit his defense.” By mastering Patterson’s scheme and developing their own talent along the way, players like Howard, Dawson and Hughes vaulted themselves onto the same tier as the players rated above them. Summers, Banogu and Collier have done the same and will enter their rookie seasons with the unique set of advantages that come from playing under Patterson. “The main thing for us is to know mentally we’re already ahead of the curve,” Banogu said. The NFL Draft will begin Thursday, April 25 in Nashville. Benton McDonald ReddIt Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Facebook Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams ReddIt Benton McDonald Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Players like Ty Summers have seen their NFL Draft Stock rising, in part because of the complexity of Gary Patterson’s defense. Photo by Heesoo Yang Twitterlast_img read more

IICA Reinforces Role As A Bridge Between Governments To Boost Food Security, 34 Agriculture Ministers Meethe Americas,

first_imgInternationalLifestyleLocalNewsPoliticsRegional IICA Reinforces Role As A Bridge Between Governments To Boost Food Security, 34 Agriculture Ministers Meethe Americas, by: – April 28, 2020 Strengthening multilateral cooperation, reinforcing the key role of family farming and facilitating trade were some of the key strategies discussed for overcoming Covid-19; the ministers and secretaries of Agriculture of 34 countries of the Americas also assessed coordination and consultation mechanisms to strengthen food security and agricultural activity.The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presided over the meeting held on April 23, which was convened by the Minister of Agriculture of Chile, Antonio Walker.Osmar Benítez, Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic and Chair of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA); Audley Shaw, Minister of Jamaica and Chair of the FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Minister Walker led the discussions.During the meeting, Minister Osmar Benitez highlighted the importance of fostering dialogue and cooperation between nations across the continent. The representative of Canada, Aaron Fowler, stressed the need to address the emergency generated by the pandemic in a collaborative manner, urging countries not to ignore the medium- and long-term agenda they had agreed upon, which requires agreements and cooperation in matters related to agrifood health, science and technology.On the other hand, Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, remarked that his country “has an ample supply of food and stands ready to assist other countries, as necessary.” He added that “it was good” for countries to “jointly address” the current situation.Tereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil, emphasized the post-crisis recovery process, noting that “agrifood chains will play a crucial role in maintaining employment and will serve as a driving force” to resume activity levels. She also underscored the importance of family farming.The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Luis Basterra, and the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, Mauricio Guevara, highlighted the importance of family farming as well as the need to strengthen dialogue and coordination between countries to overcome the pandemic.The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, reiterated the hemispheric organization’s commitment to strengthening its role as a bridge between its member countries, international cooperation agencies, the academic sector, research centers and think tanks. He also pointed out the need to develop consistent public policies to ensure that agriculture is recognized for what it is: a strategic sector.“We must swing the pendulum in the right direction and recognize agriculture as a strategic sector that requires solid state policies; this is a duty that IICA will vigorously support. Agriculture is to be taken seriously,” he remarked.The head of the specialized agency for agriculture and rural development also explained that more science, digital and biological technology, as well as innovation would be required to fully resolve food security issues.“It is through public-private partnerships that we will thoroughly resolve food security issues. We must emphasize the importance of adopting a supranational approach, given that it will be much more difficult to solve our problems on our own. We need more science, technology and innovation; this will make our continent a lot stronger,” he stated.During the videoconference, Otero indicated that, as part of the Institute’s efforts to support its Member States during the pandemic, he had held six subregional meetings with different ministers to listen to their needs and propose solutions.On the other hand, Julio Berdegué, FAO Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, underscored the importance of cooperation as a means for overcoming the effects of the pandemic.Also in attendance at the meeting were regional authorities and experts from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the International Regional Organization for Plant and Animal Health (OIRSA) and the World Food Programme (WFP). 62 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

MDIHS Golf Team Places 11th

first_img Latest Posts Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) VASSALBORO — The Mount Desert Island High School golf team placed 11th overall in the Maine Class B team state championship at the Natanis Golf Club in Oct. In the 18-hole competition, the Trojans accumulated 385 strokes.York High School won the Class B division with 311 strokes, followed by Maranacook High School with 324 strokes and Yarmouth High School with 332 strokes.There were 13 teams in the MDI division. MDI beat out Foxcroft Academy, and Oak Hill High School.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more