Minnesota offensive line coach / run game coordinator Ed Warinner provided a nice little tip to offensive line coaches and offensive coordinators during a mic’d up session from one of their spring practices the other day.

In it, the Gophers assistant tells his bigs what he looks for in his guys when deciding whether or not to go for it on fourth-and-short.

“Body language is all I look at,” he explains. “Because on fourth-and-one, coach is going to say, ‘You want to go for it?’ and I’m going to look right at you guys on fourth-and-one when we call a time-out and I see that ‘Don’t run behind me coach’ look, and I’ll be like ‘Punt it.'”

“Or, if I have some dudes that say ‘Let’s go,’ then we’ll go.”

Hear more from Warinner, who spent the past few seasons at Ohio State as Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator, in the clip below.


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