Sign language: Ohio State Buckeyes

July, 31, 2012
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The Block O of Life, a set of six core principles for the Ohio State program, is displayed prominently in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Players and coaches pass it each day in the main corridor connecting the meeting rooms from the weight room.

The Block O is divided into two categories: purpose and goals. Each player's purpose is defined by three elements: personal/family, spiritual/morals and caring and giving. Each player also has three goals in the program: academics/career, strength and fitness and football performance.

Former Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel brought the display to Columbus. The different values are the building blocks for the program and guide players through their playing careers and their lives.

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