Intelligence, toughness, versatility, putting the team first, and unique football ability -- that's Mike Vrabel.
I am so happy for him transitioning into an area of his life that he is so passionate about. We had many conversations in the stretch line about the Ohio State Buckeyes. You'd hear him and Tom Brady talking about Ohio State and Michigan. I'd get tired of hearing it, but Vrabes would never relent. He was proud of being a Buckeye.
So for him to couple those passions -- his football knowledge, coaching linebackers, and his love of the Buckeyes -- it's perfect for him and perfect for his wife Jen, and Tyler and Carter, his sons, who are Buckeye fans through and through. They would go to games as a family and now they can watch their dad, from the sidelines and stands, coach linebackers.