COLUMBUS - James Laurinaitis decided to skip the NFL draft for a year to play in a big game like this. Sure, it is not for the BCS Championship game but there is still plenty to play for against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl.
Laurinaitis and his fellow group of seniors have shattered several records during their time in the Scarlet and Gray but they would like to bring home a big bowl win after dropping the last two in the title game.
Ohio State's senior linebacker is excited for the challenge but he also knows that this is an excellent Texas team that they will face and knows that it will take a total team best effort.
Laurinaitis met with the local media after the games were announced and gave his initial thoughts about this game between two to collegiate powerhouses.