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Seniors Want To Buck Trend, Go Out On Top

Many have painted tonight's Fiesta Bowl as a referendum on the senior class at Ohio State, a decorated group that has fallen short at the most inopportune times. Knowing full well what a loss would mean to people's feelings about the class, the group wants to go out on the high note that eluded its predecessors.

To James Laurinaitis, they were the best of times. The linebacker was just a freshman in 2005, and a year of spot duty all of a sudden took on new meaning when Laurinaitis was forced into the lineup early in the Michigan game because of an injury to senior Bobby Carpenter. Playing alongside seniors A.J. Hawk and Anthony Schlegel, Laurinaitis helped the Buckeyes defeat the Wolverines and then...

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