Ohio State Football Coaches Strapped Up And Went Head-to-Head Against Players in a Tackling Drill

The outcome was not what you might expect.

As Ohio State prepares for their BCS semifinal playoff game against Clemson on December 31, the team found time to have some fun with a coaches vs. players challenge. On Friday, the players competed against the coaches in punt catching and a redzone coverage challenge.

But in a more recent challenge, things got more physical.

For the first time in many years (we assume), the Buckeye coaches got to strap on the pads and take part in a goal line tackling drill with the players. No doubt you'd expect the young players to run all over the coaches in such a set-up, but you'd be wrong.

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You see, the coaches had a secret weapon: director of player development Ryan Stamper. Stamper is a former Florida Gator linebacker who won two National Championships under Urban Meyer. Apparently the old dog can still lay the boom. The All-SEC linebacker must have been craving contact for years, because he did not take it easy on the players.

 


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