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  • July 30, 2018 2:19 AM PDT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of The Edge, the programs latest motivational mantra. Indonesia Jerseys From China .To be elite, youve got to take a free fall, but you cant be afraid to go to the edge! Johnson booms in a speech that made the rounds on social media. Coach says `jump! and you say `how far, coach, where do you want me to go? Every guys got a chance to do that today. If youre elite, grab somebody today, take `em with you!Looming over that scene at the Buckeyes indoor practice facility, a huge video screen runs a loop of a snarling wolf, an image thats supposed to remind players to stay on the attack. Be the aggressor or the victim. That was the overriding theme during spring practice.These are among Ohio States latest tactics to motivate millennial players in an age of social media, digital flash and diminished attention spans. They are easy-to-remember buzzwords and catchphrases, with bold imagery accompanied by hype videos usually set to hip-hop music. Last season it was The Grind. The year before, when Ohio State ended up winning the national championship, it was The Chase.We have to think like an 18-year-old and thats the challenge for our staff all the time, coach Urban Meyer said. Im not trying to appeal to the 52-year-old assistant coach. The 18-year-old who has to go do his job, who has to go do very uncomfortable things, we have to appeal to them.Meyer develops the messages with a group that includes performance coach Mickey Marotti and Tim Kight, a pastor-turned-leadership development consultant who the coach hired several years ago to help refine the programs message and impart it on coaches and players.Its not one of those things, `hey, lets try this, said Meyer, who is 50-4 in his four seasons at Ohio State. Theyre extremely well thought out. How do we get that human spirit, how do we solve that mystery of getting them to go as hard as they can?Quarterback J.T. Barrett said the team has embraced the essence of The Edge, which is defined as the line where average stops and elite begins.For me, and I think a lot of my teammates, its something that really hits home being that everybody can be pushed to a certain point, but wherever that point may be -- and its different for each individual -- you have to find a way to get through that. And you cant do it by yourself, Barrett said. The definition is very narrowed down (for) the young guys, so its easy for them to understand.Counting down to the opening game, the coaches are pushing the players to get to Code Green, which designates them as game ready. Code Green replaced the wolf as the message on the video board this week.Defensive end Sam Hubbard said the players who dont subscribe to the programs mantras are going to be left behind.In the past, stuff like that weve seen the results of it in the national championship, said Hubbard, who backed up All-American Joey Bosa last year and will have a starting role this season. If you act too cool for something like `Code Green, then just forget about it. Youre never going to improve.Youve got to really buy into it. The results speak for themselves, when guys are going to the NFL and stuff like that. So it really does work, and I buy into it.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy . For some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy  href="http://www.cheapindonesiajerseys.com/" target="_blank">Wholesale Indonesia Jerseys . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. Authentic Soccer Indonesia Jerseys . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. http://www.cheapindonesiajerseys.com/ ;. Tuesdays surgery at Atlantas Piedmont Hospital was performed by Dr. Xavier Duralde and Hawks team physician Dr. Michael Bernot. Its a simple question: Who are college footballs most difficult players to bring down?The analytics provide a simple answer for the No. 1 spot: Lamar Jackson.But after Jackson, things get interesting. Whos harder to bring down, Leonard Fournette or Dalvin Cook? And how did a defensive player end up on this list?Lets have a look at the 10 toughest guys to bring down. Replica Indonesia JerseysCheap Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China Discount Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '