The Ohio State Buckeyes will be playing The University of Miami in a showdown at the "Horseshoe'' this weekend. This game has many story lines that will make the game more interesting. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Hurricanes in the BCS Championship in 2003. Jacory Harris and Terrelle Pryor are arguably the two of the best quarterbacks in college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes have many players on the team that are from Florida. Brian Rolle is one of those players who will be suiting up against the Hurricanes.
Brian Rolle signed to the Ohio State University after the Buckeyes lost to the Florida Gators in the National Championship. Then it looked like a decent pick up. People didn't know what to expect from the Florida native.
Before Rolle stepped on the field I knew that he would have a major impact on the field. Coming from Immokalee, Florida a city that produced NFL great Edgerrin James and having the Rolle family football pedigree I know it was a big hit for the Buckeyes. Rolle waited patiently behind James Laurainitis and in the first game of last season he sealed the game for the Buckeyes with an Interception returned for a two point conversion. After the game versus Navy Brian Rolle became a household name in Columbus.
This weekend will be epic when Rolle faces his childhood team that did not recruit him. This game holds bragging rights and a sense of revenge for the Ohio State Linebacker. Cameron Heyward and Ross Homan steals the headlines for the play of the defense, but #36 is the unsung hero of the defense. Defensive Coordinators Jim Heacock and Luke Fickell often praise Rolle for his play on the field and how vital he is to the Buckeyes success.
Rolle may have the stature of a running back, but he packs a punch when he lays a hit. He is also a weapon on the field due to his coverage skills. He can cover running backs and tight ends due to his speed, quickness, and awareness. Last week Rolle returned an INT for a touchdown versus Marshall. This season will be special for the OSU LB and last week was only the beginning of his big time success.
When the Hurricanes come to town it will not be a severe weather advisory it will be just another step towards the National Championship led by an "I told you so" performance by Brian Rolle. This Saturday will be one for the ages and something that Brian Rolle will remember forever.