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.