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Less Of A Good Thing

While individual awards and national acclaim can mean a lot of great things for a program, Ohio State appears to be just fine with having had a fairly quiet award season. Instead, the team's focus is on achieving victory where the Buckeyes suffered their biggest -- and only -- loss one season ago.

Consider it yet another way Kirk Barton has served as Ohio State's senior leader this season. Precious little word had leaked out of the Buckeyes' camp in the aftermath of their loss to Florida in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game, so it was naturally the hot topic when the team reassembled for spring football. As camp began, the senior right tackle held court with reporters in the atrium...

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