Fat, Unmotivated & Undisciplined

November 16, 2012 at 7:04a    by Jason Priestas    


southbymidwest's picture

Good read, glad to see the 0-line and Warriner getting some love. Also damn happy that the guys decided to buy in like they did, pull together and turn into that great wall for Braxton.

cplunk's picture

Everytime I hear players talk about how diet, nutrition, and weight/fat percentage weren't stressed under the previous regime, I realize how huge the talent gap between us and the rest the B1G really is. We basically dominated the B1G for a decade while training using methods from the 1970's and 80's.
When I think about that talent gap, made even larger by a more nationwide recruiting footprint, combined with proper training methods and a more modern offensive scheme, well then I have to sit down for a minute because its dizzying stuff. 
We made it to three national championships, and won one, basically with one training hand behind our back. Now both hands are free.

Alhan's picture

"They were unmotivated guys," Meyer said. "Obviously, they weren't disciplined.

Thanks Walrus.

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

More like "Thanks Lichter".
Case and point: Alex Boone... a little bit of love and the right training, coaching, and motivation go a long way.

buckeyedude's picture

yeah, but at least they didn't go hungry.



Denny's picture

Chic Harley Day in the weightroom where everybody wears a leather helmet


sharkvsghost's picture

fred pagac jr. day where everyone gets drunk and punches each other. too soon?

swing hard in case you hit it.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

At Urban Meyer's first team meeting as Ohio State's coach in January, five offensive linemen didn't show up. At the second meeting, two arrived late. "He looked at me, and I looked at him, and we were like, 'Oh jeez, here we go,'" said Ohio State strength coach Mickey Marotti, Meyer's longtime assistant.

What...in the hell were these guys thinking? I would've been 30 minutes early as to not piss off a new regime...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

BUCKfutter's picture

sorry, thought this was the mark may thread...

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

gumtape's picture

That is priceless. I wish I could give you an upvote but I don't have enough feedback yet.

High and tight boo boo

BUCKfutter's picture

well here's one to get you started

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

Woody4's picture

Thats pretty good,  but I thought they were talking about bielma or barbrady...  huh,  same difference.

BrewstersMillions's picture

This is really something that should get us excited as fans. Look what this unit-one that isn't very deep and wasn't expected to be very good-has accomplished with the right training and support system. Imagine what the O line will look like when its the players Meyer wants working in the Mick\Wariner regime. We are primed to witness some real lean, aggressive, mean, nasty O Line play for years to come. If they can work this line into a serviceable, sometimes dominant unit, the sky is the limit for what OSU will be once Meyer gets all the pieces he deems fit.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

bassplayer7770's picture

I had lunch with Woody4 the other day, and this is one of the topics I brought up in conversation.  It's exciting to think how good our O Line will play in the coming years.

btalbert25's picture

It's telling when a guy like Carpenter says that nutrition and effort in the weight room during the Tressel tenure was something not valued as much as Meyer does.  Maybe those losses in the title games had more to do with our players being fat and out of shape than anything else. Can't wait to see how both lines look after a 2nd off season of Mariotti's workouts. 

onetwentyeight's picture

"The results are unmistakable. In the first six months of Meyer's tenure, the team lost 457 pounds of fat and gained 521 pounds of muscle. The offensive line, a group of just a dozen guys, lost a combined 133 pounds of fat"
So essentially they lost the combined weight of ... a large aquatic mammal ... of the Odobenidae family, so to speak. 

SPreston2001's picture

I see why the B1G has the reputation of be fat and slow!! Hopefully Urb can start to change that perception!

btalbert25's picture

People kind of rolled their eyes when it was mentioned that the new strength coach was making these guys work out harder than every before.  That's what they always say, was a common response.  It looks like it was the real deal.
What I don't get, though, is how  hard could it be for every team to have someone in place that can put a great nutrition program and lifting program in place.  It's not that hard.  Gyms all over the place are loaded with talented folks who could implement stuff like this.  I just don't get how someone can have access to a team and facilities like Ohio State and have players who are fat and out of shape.

Firedup's picture

Imagine what discipline could have done for J.B. Shugarts

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

Buckeyejason's picture

Good read. You would think its common sense for a big time college athlete to eat clean wholesome healthy foods instead of fast food or whatever they tend to live off of..don't think you need someone to tell you that. Bagels, fruit and protein shakes, inventive! 


Buckeyejason's picture

It's amazing that almost all the other position groups seemed to do just fine with hard work and discipline..except the O-lineman. Another reason why Bolman is gone.


southbymidwest's picture

You know it's not as if these guys were 2 star walk ons, weren't they all 4 stars and each of them had a number of offers? I think it is a bit disingenuous and dismissive to make it sound like they were talentless schleps in the beginning. They may have been unmotivated and undisciplined, with questonable attitudes by the time Urban took over, but they weren't without talent and potential to begin with. Warriner and Co. were able to see that talent, put them in their right spots on the line, motivate them, get them to buy in individually and as a unit, and mold them into the dogs of war that they now are.