Lollygagers Not Allowed

The Lawrence Journal-World has an excellent profile of Ohio State offensive line coach, Ed Warinner, today. It’s a great read that includes Warinner’s evaluation of several of the coaches he’s worked under (including Urban Meyer and Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly).

Warinner explains why working at Ohio State is such a dream come true for him. He also talks about his ambitions to one day be a head coach.

The thing that might interest OSU fans the most, however, is one of the motivational tactics the Buckeyes employ in their weight room.

Call it a Scarlet Letter for a lack of effort. Here’s what the Journal-World says about Ohio State’s “loaf chart.”

Every time a player is caught putting less than maximum effort into a lift, a graduate assistant hollers, “Loaf, (player’s name).”

What amounts to a public wall of shame for athletes arms assistant coaches with ammunition to draw better effort from their pupils.


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