PHOTO GALLERY: First Day In Pads

Very quickly it became apparent that spring football had reached a new and more physical phase.

The players were finally wearing their shoulder pads. The workout started with the famous circle drill. Even the animated wolf that hovers over the practice field now had a bloody maw.

“I hope there is more pressure on them in their first padded practice than there is next fall in front of 110,000,” coach Urban Meyer said. “That’s our job; to make it stressful. There are a lot of great athletes who don’t respond to stress very well.”

The team responded on this particular morning, though.

“We ran them pretty good yesterday,” Meyer said. “They were good today.”

For a photo gallery from today’s workout, check out the images below.

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