Spring practice nears, so winter workouts continue to ramp up.
For the first time this year, Ohio State's players went through mat drills on Friday. For the uninitiated, those are strenuous early-morning workouts featuring plenty of competition between guys on the Woody Hayes Athletic Center practice field that have gone on for many years.
Given the reaction on social media, strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti didn't make it easy on them. Not at all.
No kiddin, holy sh*t https://t.co/PChuEjXebP— Jantzen Dunn (@JantzenDunn) February 26, 2021
Matt drills chose violence this morning ...— dontMessWithOcho (@Javontae_JB) February 26, 2021
Im still out of breath— TreVeyon Henderson (@TreVeyonH4) February 26, 2021
Quote of the day: Choose violence before it chooses you (on the field of course) https://t.co/Fsr8FtlN8w— Teradja Mitchell (@teeraaw__) February 26, 2021
Workin.... pic.twitter.com/D9GWRXOaks— Jantzen Dunn (@JantzenDunn) February 26, 2021
First day of Matt Drills complete— Zenuae Michalski (@ZenuaeM) February 26, 2021
Big mat drills!! https://t.co/QEvf4Acpu7— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) February 26, 2021
The Athletic Director
Freshmen are going to sleep good tonight https://t.co/5068Mr8Tja— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 26, 2021