ESPN Talks with Ohio State's Strength Coach Mickey Marotti

By DJ Byrnes on March 4, 2014 at 12:29p

As part of their coverage of Ohio State's spring practice, ESPN sat down with mutant-creator/Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance Mickey Marotti today to discuss his role at Ohio State and what he's doing to get the players prepared for the next season. Marotti is one of the most important staff members, because as is mentioned in the video, he's the coach the players see the most.

The goal for the winter training was to learn from the past, but build for the future. (Ohio State has a saying, "Those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it."

Marotti said his staff does a lot of mental toughness training, and he wanted his players to feel the agony of defeat again, but also the thrill of victory. He says everything Ohio State does is competitive, and as always, there's something for the winners and something for the losers. (Please keep the losers in your thoughts and/or prayers tonight.)

This dude is a tough hombre:

Yeah, this dude is like 45 with a chest like a beer keg. I can definitely see how he gets it done in the weight room.

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