Strength Coach Mickey Marotti

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  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

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  2. PHATBUCK13

    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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    This guy is supposedly the best in the business.

    Just think what he'll do for a guy like Billy Price or Luke Roberts. These kids will turn into monsters!
     
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    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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  4. ScarletMerica

    ScarletMerica Super Buckin' Moderator Staff Member

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    If he can combine Lichters "quick twitch" training with his own speed training and oh dear sweet baby jesus will we be unstoppable
     
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    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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  6. louts8wings

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  7. hollis

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    According to O-Zone, Schlegel will be retained by Marotti

     
  8. TexasBuckeye

    TexasBuckeye Well-Known Member

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    Appears the cupboard is not/was not empty regarding support staff and coaching.

    Go Bucks!
     
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Marotti Already Pushing Buckeyes..................
     
  10. PHATBUCK13

    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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    Rob Oller commentary: Meyer relies on Marotti for tougher Buckeyes


    Coach Urban Meyer saved the best for last. Standing on the wooden floor of Value City Arena at halftime of Ohio State’s men’s basketball game against Indiana, he introduced — not a veiled guarantee of victory over Michigan in 312 days — but the second-most necessary person in the football program.

    “And finally, the most important hire I made on this coaching staff…†Meyer began.

    With that, Mickey Marotti walked toward the most necessary person — Meyer — shook his hand and took his place in the lineup of assistant coaches on the court.

    One might conclude that the value of Marotti, the newly named assistant athletic director for sports performance, would rank below offensive coordinator Tom Herman. The Buckeyes were noticeably weak this past season in play-calling, not strength training.

    That conclusion would be correct if Marotti concerned himself only with monitoring the Buckeyes’ weight-lifting sessions. But more than building muscle, Marotti’s mission is to build minds.

    Beginning last week, and intensifying through the summer, Ohio State players will be wrung like a wet towel and tossed over a chair to dry. For several hours each day, they will wish they never had been born. The physical pain will be incredible. The mental strain will match it.

    Coaches have their pet words. Meyer’s is “toughness.†Known mostly as an offensive innovator, Meyer makes it clear that his core is cobalt first, creativity second. Toughness is the attribute he came to most appreciate while working under Earle Bruce at Ohio State (1986-87) and Colorado State (1990-92). And it remains central to his thinking that toughness begins with the brain, not the brawn.

    Enter Marotti, whose methods of molding athletes into the shape of a fist mesh perfectly with Meyer’s. That meeting of the minds makes Marotti, who first worked with Meyer as an Ohio State graduate assistant in 1987, then again at Notre Dame and Florida, most integral to Meyer’s plans to reshape the Buckeyes before September.

    They need to be hardened. Several times this past season Ohio State softened during the second half of games, most notably in a 34-27 loss to Nebraska.

    Later, Ohio State appeared listless in a 24-17 loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl. One explanation is that a difficult season of NCAA sanctions, coaching change and player suspensions took its toll against Florida. Meyer and Marotti have another “ex†word for it: excuse.

    The mental testing already has begun, but it will increase and crescendo in February with something called the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. At least that’s what it was called at Florida, where Marotti concocted killer workout sessions, including the Harley-Davidson Workout and Midnight Lifts, that became legend in Gainesville.

    “Beware of any workouts that have names,†warned Eric Wilbur, a former Florida punter who suffered but improved under Marotti’s hand.

    In his book, Through My Eyes, former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow credits “Coach Mick†for pushing him, physically and mentally, beyond what he thought possible.

    Meyer’s deep trust in Marotti goes beyond creative training techniques, which are not unique to most strength and conditioning coaches. The two men share similar personalities and values, which is critical considering that strength coaches spend more time with the players than any other coach, especially during offseason months.

    “They go on vacation this summer. We don’t,†Marotti said, comparing the rest of the Ohio State football staff to him and the other four full-time strength and conditioning coaches.

    Marotti said of the trust that Meyer has placed in him: “We’re thinking the same things, so when he (is not around) he knows what’s going on, because it is what always has gone on.â€

    That “going on†is a grinding process that creates diamonds out of softer stuff.

    Get ready, Buckeyes. The heat and pressure have only just begun.

    Rob Oller is a sports reporter for The Dispatch.
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  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Meyer calls Marotti is most important hire.................Meyer trusts Marotti 110%................Meyer knows he understands what the program needs to do..........

    I was told an NFL team sent Marotti a blank contract and asked him to fill in the number...............he declined.
     
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    Hey ! Phatty~~~

    look for an e-mail from me sent about 10 minutes ago and please do what i asked,danke shoen !
     
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    Marotti pushing Buckeyes to the limit...............Urban Meyer referred to Mickey Marotti as the most important staffer in the athletic department. His value is being shown in winter workouts.
     
  14. McKraut

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    Nice to see he is committed to making Meyer's start at tOSU as successful as possible! Turning down a blank check for one's services from a NFL team isn't the easiest thing to do.
     
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  16. McKraut

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    It will payout great dividends on the field though. There are several players on each side of the ball we can think of on the team that could certainly benefit from a much more aggressive strength and conditioning program. Especially with the mentality Meyer has... the balls out attack on every snap... I think we're in for a pleasant surprise in the progress of a lot of these guys next season.
     
  17. louts8wings

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    you will see some of our heavier guys trim up a little. the offense and defense will be fast and it will payoff in the long run.
     
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    Would still like to see Louts get in there and at least install a USMC obstacle course.
     
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    Marotti Intregral Part Of Meyer Regime.....................
     

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