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Why is this news?: Why Ohio State can beat Alabama, Archie Griffin 'the godfather' of Heisman winners

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Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

"In an era when the past two Heisman winners have been guilty of boorish, immature behavior off the field, their older brethren are concerned about them tracking mud into the Heisman House."

Ivan Maisel, ESPN

Former Ohio State running back, and two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin, is highly respected among the other award recipients for far more than receiving the coveted trophy twice. Some respect Griffin because he's humble, some because he loves interacting with fans, and others because of the charity work he supports; one thing's for sure, he set a very high standard for Heisman winners.

Despite being known for still being the only player to ever receive this high honor twice, his real legend is built around his character and the respect he shows fans, players and coaches. Whether it was him encouraging the success of his teammates, or helping former football graduate assistant Urban Meyer give gifts to his family at Christmas, Griffin has always been a stand-up, dependable brother for his Ohio State and Heisman families.

As former Heisman winners and current candidates invade New York this weekend, Griffin will continue to be one of the best award representatives in the room.

Jones completed 12 of 17 passes for 257 yards with three touchdowns against a top-five defense in Wisconsin. And that's essentially all the game film Nick Saban and his staff will have to dissect.

- David Fox, FOX Sports

Ohio State may be the underdog going into the Sugar Bowl, but there are at least five reasons why this year's team might break the Buckeye's SEC losing streak. With big play-makers like Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa on both sides of the ball, a quarterback with very little film to study, Urban Meyer (enough said), and a secondary that has gotten better throughout the season, no one can possibly say the Buckeyes don't at least have the talent to beat Alabama.

"For an Ohio State fan, the prospect of a second-time ever starter going against that defensive brain trust of Nick Saban and Kirby Smart is pretty terrifying, but Urban Meyer is actually pretty good in terms of giving him that time as well..."

- Our Luke Zimmermann on Bama Sports Radio

LGHL's very own editor-in-chief, Luke Zimmerman, sat down with Bama Sports Radio to talk about everything you can expect to see when the Buckeyes face off against Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.

"If you want to lead the Best Damn Band in the Land, now's your chance."

- Tom Knox, Columbus Business First

Almost six months after firing Jon Waters as director for TBDBITL, the University is taking the first step to fill the tenure-track position. If you have a Master's degree, and at least five years experience leading a college band, this gig might be perfect for you.

The job posting makes it clear what they expect from the person who is hired, and that includes "inspirational leadership" and a commitment to the well-being of the students, both academically and personally. The committee is sure to be extra diligent to avoid any further controversies surrounding the marching band program.

"It appears Bo Pelini's road to redemption may begin where he first planted his football roots."

- FOX Sports

Just last week the rumor mill and internet went crazy with reports that former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel might be the future coach at Nebraska; replacing the recently fired Bo Pelini. When the dust settled, it was obvious that Tressel, now the President of Youngstown State, wouldn't give up his new position.

Things got interesting again earlier this week when reports surfaced that Tressel may have flipped the script and instead enlisted the help of Pelini back in his home town of Youngstown. While there are currently two completely different stories about how this saga will end, it's still an interesting scenario; two former Buckeyes working together in the state of Ohio.

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