Best Twitter reactions to James Laurinaitis joining the Ohio State football coaching staff

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There’s no doubt that Twitter is a polarizing place, but it can be a place to celebrate as well. That’s exactly what happened Friday night when the announcement was made that former Ohio State All-American linebacker James Laurinaitis was joining the Buckeyes coaching staff as a graduate assistant.

Laurinaitis is one of the most decorated and beloved OSU linebackers of all time and it always felt a little weird having him leave radio and television as Buckeye ambassador and personality to join Marcus Freeman at Notre Dame.

But now he’s back and you have to believe he’ll bring a lot to the defense as he works with the linebackers. He brings NFL experience and a leadership mindset that should suit Ohio State well and help him launch a successful coaching career.

Buckeye Nation was quick to react on Twitter to the exciting news and we’re sharing the best of what the free social media app brought us on Friday.

Even new offensive coordinator Brian Hartline is ecstatic. Practices should be fun.

A former teammate on and off the field is excited

We agree

That's a great start!

You have to think there's a succession plan of some kind, right?

Oh yes, the "little animal'

This is no doubt a sentiment many fans feel

You know the passion will be there

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Here comes the calvary

Ouch!

This is a true statement

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