One of the brightest standouts for Ohio State in the spring had a dark 2011 season in which he even…
Buckeye LB Granted A Fresh Start
When Curtis Grant chose to attend Ohio State to play his college football on National Signing Day in February 2011, it was a joyous day for the five-star prospect – and for Ohio State. The Buckeyes were getting the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country when he put pen to paper and the No. 19 overall player in the country. Grant, meanwhile, was getting a program that prided itself on turning out NFL linebackers almost each and every year. Of course, a funny thing happened on the way to the college football version of marital bliss. Head coach Jim Tressel was fired in May, linebackers coach Luke Fickell became interim head coach, the Buckeyes struggled to a dysfunctional 6-7 season and Grant was passed up in the rotation on a struggling unit by classmate Ryan Shazier. All in all, despite recovering a blocked punt in the home upset win against Wisconsin, it just wasn't a great season for a player upon so many hopes had been placed, and those...
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