Video: A Circle Drill Supercut from Wednesday's Practice

By 11W Staff on August 7, 2014 at 11:09a
73 Comments

Love the circle drill? Here's a supercut of the action from Wednesday's practice, courtesy of David Trichel and the Ohio State football video department.

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Burritos Noches's picture

Kerry Combs at the end. When that man is excited, I'm excited. So basically I'm always excited.

"3 yards and a cloud of dust" - Woody "Pow Right In The Kisser" Hayes

+21 HS
cinserious's picture

If I'm Coombs, I bring this video with me on all recruiting visits.

If I'm a recruit and see this video, I'm going apeshit.

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

+3 HS
OH1O State's picture

I swear Kerry Coombs could pump up a funeral.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

+17 HS
11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I went to the OSU coaching clinic, holy crap all Coombs did was talk about how he has only coached in the state of Ohio and he's so damn proud of that fact and he introduced someone to get an award (Earle Bruce? Can't remember). I was already pumped up to see Coach Bruce again, I think I may have cried from being so amped up.

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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buckeyeradar's picture

Kerry Coombs is on a constant sugar high.  How does his wife put up with him?

Buckeye in Texas

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

sugar Red Bull
 

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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buckeyeradar's picture

Thanks I should have known.  As a grandfather I enjoy feeding my grand kids ice cream before dinner and bed.  SUGAR, SUGAR, SUGAR!  Red Bull for adults, got it.

Buckeye in Texas

osu07asu10's picture

Was that Curtis Samuel bringing the wood against another freshman? So much for only being speed...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+3 HS
AMoujaes's picture

Looked like it might be Dante Booker (No. 33)

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OSUpawn's picture

Curtis to Dante -  "Sit Down"!!!

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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osu07asu10's picture

I'm glad I voted Samuel in the RB poll question earlier in the week. I made that based on Meyer's praise and the 2-back set with him and EzE.

Remember last year Meyer called Dontre a "novelty". Seems that Curtis Samuel took notice and won't have that label applied to him.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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OSUpawn's picture

I voted Samuel too.  He is my favorite recruit.  If he isn't an impact this year.... I'll eat my shoe!

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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OH1O State's picture

It was.  #4 Curtis Samuel -- I'm buying the hype.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

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Knarcisi's picture

Pretty sure he was a darn good DB in HS too. We tend to forget that sometimes ... These guys can have some nasty. 

Rogabone's picture

"Who is that madman?" the new arrival asked St. Peter.

"That's God," St. Peter replied. "But he thinks he's Woody Hayes."

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bigDbuck's picture

Thanks. Would be much better if they put names of competitors at bottom of screen. 

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AJBor41's picture

Agreed. Not sure why you got downvoted, as I think we'd all like to see just who is lining up against each other.

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Colorado Johnny's picture

Why did he get downvoted? Cause most on here handout downvotes like 12 year old middle school girls

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mtrotb's picture

Bunch of goody two shoes with nuthin better to do.

mtrotb

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Denny's picture

Really aggressive hugging going on here. Glad they're all best friends.

Taquitos.

+11 HS
d5k's picture

Can anyone explain the "rules" of this drill?  Is it territory or positioning that you are fighting for?

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Zimmy07's picture

I can't see the video, but if it's the same circle drill I've seen it's territory.  I don't much like the drill, to be honest.  I really didn't like seeing it run in youth football when there were so many other problems to address during practice.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

Don't downvote just because you disagree with someone. Dude doesn't like the drill. It's his opinion, and he didn't state it offensively. If you've got a problem with it take two seconds to write out why.

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Jdadams01's picture

It serves multiple purposes for Ohio State. 1) it gets the juice going for practice because the players love it. 2) it gives the players a taste of contact. 3) the coaches can use it to teach proper technique on engaging and tackling. In these videos you often hear them yelling about staying low/square, using their hands, and keeping your eyes up. These are important lessons to learn for better play, but also to make safe hits. None of these videos show players running at each other with their head/shoulders lowered like we too often see in the game today.

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My buck's picture

I agree.  Especially with #1.  The players love it!!! It's how football players have fun. 

D-Day0043's picture

Different a strokes for different folks.

Personally I think it's a great way to practice leverage and driving your legs on a actual human being that moves, instead of hitting a sled that doesn't push back and the pad level doesn't change.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

We did something similar called "the board."  Basically exactly the same as the circle drill, but there was a 2x6 laying on the ground, and the point of that was to encourage only 2 directions when contact was made, either forwards or backwards.  It was usually just lineman and linebackers doing it, but every now and then, they would bring everyone over.

MauricXe's picture

#64 marcelys jones is a big boy. he weighs 345 and he looks it. wow

Urban Nation Army's picture

Marotti just said he's in the 320's. Still a big boy, but they're getting him in football shape.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

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D-Day0043's picture

The difference between him weighing in the 320's to 345 is probably the size of his breakfast. Lol! That boy is a Hoss.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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cinserious's picture

Thanks for the video 11W! Brightened up my day. No. 19 Grey team at the end got mauled and manhandled. Anybody know who doled out the punishment?

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

Mike Thomas if I'm not mistaken.

Urban Nation Army's picture

Mike Thomas on Gareon Conley

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

CC's picture

White = Defense, 19 = Gareon Conley

Barnsey69's picture

I guess they do this right out of the gate, so it gets everybody fired up at practice. The intense practices all but guarantee really bad news for Navy.

GO BUCKS!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

+2 HS
avail31678's picture

Pure awesomeness.  Made my day.

ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Gets me APMED!!

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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The Rill Dill's picture

Automatic upvote for Tyrone.

otrain2416's picture

Ugh so excited for the first game. Can't get here soon enough.

+1 HS
saluki2007's picture

Mr Trichel has some large steel balls to stand in there with his camera.

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KingsRite's picture

Those skids of freight better watch the Hell out today is all I got to say!!!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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cronimi's picture

Anyone know why some of the guys had plain grey helmets -- no scarlet stripe or black stripe?

niblick's picture

Until someone tops Shazier and his "GET BINO'S ASS OUT HERE!!", he retains the crown.

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Him1stftballl8er's picture

I don't know if I'll ever forget that! Shazier was only a So at the time. 

The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools. 

OH1O State's picture

Curtis Samuel, black-stripe #4 -- I'm buying the hype Urban was talking.

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

+2 HS
Urban Nation Army's picture

It's awesome that they have to have coaches furiously pulling them apart even after the whistle. Love that competitiveness.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

Poison nuts's picture

FOOOOTTTBBBBAAAALLLLLL!!!!!! SOON!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Obstacle22's picture

These videos make the time until the beginning of the season take so much long. With that said, what an awesome team we have this season!

 

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don't quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don't quit until you reach it. Never quit. - Woody Hayes

Hovenaut's picture

The Black Stripes getting the work (Kwon, Hubbard)...go for it!

CHILLS. COME ON AUGUST 30TH.
 

+4 HS
KB3RG's picture

6 Evan Spencer vs 12 Doran Grant 
4 Curtis Samuel vs 33 Dante Booker 
42 Darius Slade vs 74 Jamarco Jones 
10 Jalyn Holmes vs 64 Marcelys Jones 
43 Darron Lee vs 80 Noah Brown 
49 Sam Hubbard vs 85 Marcus Baugh 
49 Sam Hubbard vs 85 Marcus Baugh 
19 Garon Conley vs 3 Michael Thomas

+19 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Thanks KB3RG - I thought 42 was 'Kwon...

osu07asu10's picture

Kwon is 5 I believe...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+2 HS
KB3RG's picture

Kwon is 5 

Slade is 42

Official roster with numbers at link below

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/osu-m-footbl-mtt.html

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Killer nuts's picture

I've been waiting for someone to post this, thanks! +1

luckynutz's picture

I thought Hubbard had switched to TE. But hes wearing a white jersey. Did he switch back?

DefendYoungstown's picture

I noticed some black stripes missing... Anybody else see that? Did they run out of black electrical tape or have black stripes been lost?

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

Buckeye Knight's picture

I didn't think I could be more excited to see Curtis Samuel on the field, I was wrong. That was beautiful and against a top linebacker.

+3 HS
Him1stftballl8er's picture

You can see that toughness Urban talks about in Curtis. 

The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools. 

+2 HS
PortlandBuckeye45's picture

Look at them Black striped freshmen going hard against some upperclassmen!!! I've got the juice now to get through this day of work! O! H!

osu07asu10's picture

I don't think there were any freshman vs. upperclassmen in this one.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

PortlandBuckeye45's picture

Hmmm i thought most the players without their black strip are upper classmen?

osu07asu10's picture

Baugh is RS freshman. Lee is a RS freshman. Conley is a RS freshman, Thomas is a RS sophomore.

Only upperclassmen were Spencer and Grant, who squared off vs. eachother.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

PortlandBuckeye45's picture

Ahhh gotcha! Well still looked badass!

lippertini's picture

Other than what's already been mentioned, nice from Baugh in the second to last clip, went super low and drove!

THEOSUfan's picture

I caught a few minuntes of Cleveland sports talk radio on WKNR yesterday.  They were laughing hysterically at a fan at the Brown's practice who was yelling stuff like, "Way to keep your head up and wrap up."  They called him "Former Volunteer High School Coach Guy".

If Urban F'n Meyer wants to do a circle drill, then it must have some purpose and meaning.  I think I'll let him make that call.

+1 HS
dustinccc's picture

I really would have liked to see Orlando "Pancake" Pace do the circle drill.  

+1 HS
LouBuck35's picture

Noah Brown is a monster.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

+3 HS
Bucki78's picture

All I wanna do now is just.......

"But I don't have to rely on a lot of people to tell me about the traditions of Ohio State. I lived it, I breathed it, I know it and I love it." - Urban Meyer

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RBuck's picture

Whistles didn't mean jack to those guys 4-6 seconds regardless. Make that 8-10.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

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Balkestud's picture

I know there has been a lot of discussion about what Noah Brown's position will be in our offense but to me he seems to be perfect for a hybrid FB position. I realize that a FB doesn't really have a place in this offense but if we could do to him what Hue Jackson did to Marcel Reese in Oakland, then that would add another dimension to the offense. Noah clearly has a NFL body on him already and he is only going to get stronger. He could be the guy to usher in the era of the "new age" FB thus restoring the position to it's old usefulness. Sorry for rambling.....

It gets kind of rough in the back of my limousine,

 

 

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FitzBuck's picture

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

mtgerken's picture

Curtis Samuel, damnnnnnnnn son!

"Because I couldn't go for three!"

 

+1 HS
ArizonaBuckeye's picture

I'm ready to run thru a f***ing wall after that!!!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-