We hope you enjoyed a very inspirational Jesse Owens Best Buckeye Ever” href=”http://www.thebuckeyebattlecry.com/2014/06/tbbc-legends-the-best-buckeye/” target=”_blank”>Best Buckeye Ever last weekend in Jesse Owens. And as unanimous as a choice as he was from our staff, and I was honestly surprised by the many choices for Worst Buckeye Ever.
In my lifetime, it has hands down been one person simply for the fact he became the biggest disappointment because he was someone I idolized and wanted to be. You will see at the end how many different choices the staff members chose and their reasons. For me, there can be only one that’s the absolute worst.
Art Schlichter made a name for himself on and off the field while in high school at Miami Trace in the mid seventies and rose to fame as Woody Hayes recruited him to come to Ohio State and start at quarterback right away, which he did all four years he was there.
Even though there were lots of suspicions among the athletic staff and local police that he was connected heavily with gambling in and around the Columbus area, they didn’t believe they had enough evidence to go to the NCAA, thus protecting Schlichter.
I believe to this day that Woody believed he was helping him with his problem and simply became an unknowing enabler of Shlichter’s gambling problems. In the end, Art may have contributed to the frustration that Woody felt the day he punched Charlie Bauman, ending Woody’s career and setting Schlichter on a path of destruction.