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College Football World Reacts To James Laurinaitis Photo

James Laurinaitis of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 06: James Laurinaitis #33 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets ready on the field during the game against the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 6, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

While he may be an Ohio State legend, James Laurinaitis is now part of former Buckeye teammate Marcus Freeman's staff at Notre Dame.

When it was announced a few months ago that Laurinaitis was heading to South Bend to work under Freeman, Ohio State fans couldn't quite wrap their heads around the news. Most probably still can't.

On Wednesday, a photo of Laurinaitis at practice in Notre Dame gear began going viral on Twitter. The 35-year-old former Butkus Award winner looks like he could still handle some reps at linebacker.

Fighting Irish fans are loving Laurinaitis' new look, while OSU supporters are still having trouble coming to terms with him working at ND.

Wrestling aficionados can spot the "What a Rush" references in a couple of the tweets above. Laurinaitis' late father Joe was one half of The Road Warriors, a legendary WWF duo.

James Laurinaitis is currently putting his football knowledge to use as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. His first regular season game with the Fighting Irish will be at his alma mater in Columbus on September 3.

What a reunion that will be.