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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mobboss1984's picture

Dude is monstrous!!

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

steveoz49's picture

One awesome dude!

I can't wait to see what Bosa looks like after his first full year with Coach Marotti

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Jason Gruber's picture


I imagine it will be something like this

"You win with people." Woody Hayes

"If winning isn't everything, why do we keep score?" Vince Lombardi

"¯\_(ツ)_/¯" Joey Bosa

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Buckabroad's picture

What I would have given to have Marotti as my coach and trainer.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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KillerNut's picture

I. Would. Die. If he was my PT

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MN Buckeye's picture

I have hated both physical therapists I have had over the years, and I am sure that I would hate him during my training.

timtom's picture

I played college ball with  Mick.  He is a great guy.  Hard nosed and competitive.  Doesn't look like he has changed much.


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m5987usus's picture

Does Mickey have four years of eligibility left?!!  Let him play OT and you can guarantee our O-Line problems will be fixed.


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timtom's picture

Mickey is about 5'9 and 200 pounds.  I don't think he could play o'line.


NoVA Buckeye's picture

Stick him at fullback then

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

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timtom's picture

That is what he played in college.


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Angry Panda's picture

Awesome....I can't imagine being a freshman walking into his type of workout regiment...good for the young bucks...

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MN Buckeye's picture

Marotti is a master psychologist, just like Urban.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

This what he said before he slept with the maid.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+2 HS
Seattle Linga's picture

Come on now BVTW 

Earle's picture

He totally ripped that off from Conan, just left out the "to hear the lamentation of their women".

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

In response to the incredible job Marotti has done with OSU player development, TTUN has hired their own fitness guru to challenge and motivate their players:  

Note how both participants in the background are actually wearing some rendition of TTUN colors! 


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German Buckeye's picture

Don't think Richard Simmons was ever an Airborne Ranger....

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WC Buckeye's picture

Master Chief of the Strange Rangers

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Seattle Linga's picture

Can't wait - each year this team gets bigger better faster stronger