Watch: Ohio State’s new linebacker coach James Laurinaitis explaining his coaching style

When Ohio State football elevated James Laurinaitis to linebackers coach, it was seen as a win-win.

It’s looking like even more than that after the former All-American met with the media on Tuesday. Laurinaitis has been in the spotlight before, both in Columbus and in the NFL. Talking to reporters is easy for him, but it wasn’t about that comfort level, it’s about what he said.

Laurinaitis was asked how he plans to coach his unit going forward, it wasn’t just about success on the field. Part of it is, but he wants to develop his players as men. Check it out for yourself below.

It’s safe to say that another former Buckeye, Wisconsin head coach Luke Fickell, had a big influence on Laurinaitis. He wants a family feel to his room, and it should play off big dividends in the long run.

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