Miami game extra special for Ohio State’s Brian Rolle

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When No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 12 Miami today, it will no doubt be one HUGE college football game. But for one Buckeye, 5-11, 218 pound senior linebacker Brian Rolle, this specific contest will be extra special.

Rolle is a native of Immokalee, Fla., in the southern part of the state. And his cousin Antrel Rolle was an All-American corner for the Miami Hurricanes. And yes, Antrel did play against the Buckeyes in that classic 2003 Fiesta Bowl.

Given this background, Brian Rolle obviously grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan.

“That’s the only place I thought about going, I never even thought about being recruited, I just said I’m going to Miami,” Rolle told me last Saturday.

Unfortunately, the ‘Canes never offered Rolle.

“I thought I was going to be a Cane no doubt about it, and it’s kinda crazy that I ended up at Ohio State, and we end up playing them, but it’s personal for me. So I’m looking forward to it, going to be zeroed in,” Rolle said.

By Paul M. Banks

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