Found November 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Understandably, the countdown to Saturday's Ohio State - Michigan game includes discussion of what might have been for the 11-0 but bowl-banned Buckeyes and several what-if scenarios. The Buckeyes have earned the right to be highly-regarded and highly-ranked, and to think about what might have been if not for the one-year postseason ban levied by the NCAA. This week, though, the Buckeyes seniors say one thing matters. The Michigan game. "We can call it a bowl game if you want to, but it's The Game," safety Orhian Johnson said. "You focus on just that." The thought is that talk of the Buckeyes potentially being the only unbeaten in FBS football, finishing atop the Associated Press poll or what might have been if a bowl ban had been self-imposed by Ohio State last year is for outside the building. The goal inside? To keep all that outside. Ohio State fullback-turned-linebacker Zach Boren said the players haven't even broached the topic of finishing atop...
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