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Spitler Hoping For His Time To Shine

After spending the previous three seasons as a backup, linebacker Austin Spitler finally has an opportunity to earn a starting job. Spitler said he never seriously considered leaving Ohio State despite some low moments as a Buckeye and now has a chance to prove himself.

Austin Spitler has had a close-up view of some of the best linebackers in recent Ohio State history. Now the fifth-year senior hopes he get a chance to prove himself in his final season as a Buckeye. Spitler's long and sometimes difficult journey at Ohio State will come to an end in 2009. He has waited a long time to battle for a starting linebacker job, but his opportunity to make an impact is...

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