Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State is littered with guys with great experience as players during their day, and Meyer and his staff love to have some fun at practice with a little thing they've dubbed the #CoachPlayer Challenge.
Sometimes it's something simple like catching punts from a jugs machine, but some competitions get a little more heated, like what they did during the morning practice the other day.
With the ball sitting on a few agile pads at about the three-yard line, and coaches fully padded up just like the players, the challenge was to score, or prevent the ball carrier from scoring, depending on which side you started on.
All of the challenges are highly entertaining, but the best has to be former All-SEC linebacker and current Ohio State director of player development Ryan Stamper taking on a few Buckeye running backs.
The first rep he takes on the chin, but the second rep is a whole different story, and then Stamper wants some more and calls out a different Buckeye running back for a third rep.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 19, 2016
Afterwards, fresh off Stamper's dismantling of two straight ball carriers, Urban reminded players to be careful what you wish for as a number of Buckeye wide receivers had been asking Stamper to put the pads back on for a moment like that for some time now.