Video: Ohio State coach delivers a Braveheart-like speech to recruits

Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs is slowly becoming one of the greatest orators of our region, a William Wallace of the recruiting trails. A year ago, he delivered one of the better recruiting speeches known to man. This past weekend, he took to the recruiting ranks once again, this time aiming his words at the class of 2014, all under the headline of What Makes Ohio State Special.

A few highlights:

“When you go to kick off, you’re going to know the other 10 guys are passionate, not just about Ohio State, not just about the university, not just about winning but about you.”

“We don’t win by accident at Ohio State. We win on purpose, and we win with a purpose.”

“You will expect your teammates to strain and stretch and fight for you, because that’s what you will do for them.”

“We’re waiting on a couple of you. We don’t mind saying it. We don’t mind looking you right in the eye and saying, ‘Come on and join us.’ What are you waiting for?”

“We’re going to be difference-makers, and that’s special. You get to be a part of it. You’ve got a front-row seat. Congratulations and thank you. This is going to be a phenomenal experience. I want you to watch today what the locker room experience looks like. I want you to get ready to go.”

Watch the full video. Would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance… Walk-ons are always welcome.

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  • Natedawg86

    Did it work?

  • Natedawg86

    Do those 17-18 year old kids know what Braveheart is?

  • mgbode

    they went out and mooned a bunch of Wolverines!!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Or who it was?

  • The_Real_Shamrock



    Spoiler Alert – William Wallace gets captured and killed at the end.