Ohio State's 2015-16 bowl game is so close they can taste it. Or maybe that's just the In-N-Out?
During a special teams drill, Buckeye offensive coordinator and line coach took the liberty of standing right where the action was.
Whether there was a miscommunication or what, perhaps we'll never know. But Warinner's instruction culminated with his life flashing before his eyes as sophomore kicker Sean Nuernberger let 'er rip -- while Warinner was still back behind the line of scrimmage:
The kicker was immediately contrite but had to give credit where credit's due:
Apologies to @4Warinner for the kick to the face. Not the best way to block a kick... But it worked— Sean Nuernberger (@Sean4Heisman1) December 30, 2015
Warinner evidently even took it like a champ and was okay. And if there's one silver lining to come from Warinner's head's sacrifice, Urban Meyer coached teams practically never lose after they've blocked a kick.