Ohio State players wear wolf masks during Valentine’s Day Massacre

Any Ohio State player is familiar with the Valentine’s Day Massacre, otherwise known as the hardest weightlifting day of the offseason. As a way to lighten the mood this year, some players went so far as to wear wolf masks in accordance with the Buckeyes’ new mantra, “The Land of Wolves.”

Of course, wide receivers coach Zach Smith posted videos of the masked workouts to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/CoachZachSmith/status/700685229862866944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

This is REAL today!! @JayHolmes_ 💯💯 #StValentines pic.twitter.com/GNuPZXJbAk

— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) February 19, 2016

Tim Shoemaker of Eleven Warriors also posted a picture of a sign featuring the mantra.

Off video Zach Smith just posted from workout this morning. A couple of new signs hanging in OSU's weight room. pic.twitter.com/nnwsS6omMD

— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) February 19, 2016

It just goes to show that though Ohio State are losing a number of players to the upcoming NFL Draft, namely star running back Ezekiel Elliott and star defensive lineman Joey Bosa, not to mention dynamic quarterback Cardale Jones, the Buckeyes are determined to overcome that and make a playoff run regardless.

Given how the players are lifting insane amounts of weight wearing Halloween masks, expect Ohio State to come out swinging in 2016.

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