We hope you enjoyed a very inspirational … [Read More]
Some articles are no-brainers and most of the time they definitely write themselves. What more can be said about The Buckeye Bullet that hasn’t already been written? For sure my opinion, but everything else has been covered here JesseOwens.com. This is the first in a two part series (or maybe more because of cohorts responses?) that we will discuss the Best Buckeyes and Worst Buckeyes ever
Originally I was just going to say my piece about Jesse and let the article stand for itself. However, many other blogs and writers have covered his story and told their stance of the man that stood tall against Adolf Hitler. This article is also about what my comrades think when it comes to who pops into their minds of who the best buckeye ever was and their thoughts put the … [Read More]
Well, the first holiday weekend of the summer is soon upon us. Memorial Day reminds us of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and also that there are still people who savor their Constitutional right to be wrong. Words matter, people. At any rate, today’s tune is just a little something appropriately mournful and full of the promise that fills the coming months.
Updated post: In case you’d forgotten, today is the birthday of Wayne Woodrow Hayes. He would have been 101 years old.
Born in Clifton Ohio, Woody followed a stint in the US Navy by coaching at Denison (his alma mater) and Miami University before transforming Ohio State football as we currently know it.
Woody led the Buckeyes to 5 national titles and 13 Big Ten titles; his teams’ matchups against former assistant Bo Schembechler’s Wolverines during the Ten Year War also defined The Game for generations of midwestern sports fans. In fact, Woody’s decision to go for two because three was out of the question may have even been the impetus for current UM coach Brady Hoke’s inability to remember the full name of his school’s rival.… [Read More]
Well, well, the Buckeyes get to head south for their bowl game rather than west. Oh well, it wasn’t our first preference, but let’s go Orange Bowling. The bowl game that we know as the Orange Bowl was inaugurated in 1933 as the Palm Festival. The bowl game was renamed the Orange Bowl and under the new name, the first game was played on January 1st, 1935 between Bucknell and Miami, won by Bucknell 26-0. From 1935 through 1988, this contest was known as the Orange Bowl. From 1989 – 2010, buttressed by corporate sponsorship, it was renamed the FedEx Orange Bowl. Moving from logistics to financial services, the game was renamed again in 2010 as the Discover (Financial) Orange Bowl.
The protagonists this January are the Ohio … [Read More]
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 8, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Penn State on September 20th, 1975, 17- 9.
This game in Columbus, was the 1st between Woody Hayes and Joe Paterno. As you’d imagine, this was a defense-dominant game. The Buckeye took an early 7-0 lead, then alternated FG’s with Penn State closing the gap 7-6 at the half. The Nittany Lions’ kicker was Chris Bahr (of The Kicking Bahr’s), so you know there’d be FG’s aplenty.. This also marked OSU’s first victory over PSU in more than a couple tries, four to be exact.
After OSU’s Tom Klaban and PSU’s Bahr traded field goals, the Buckeyes went into the 4th quarter with a 10-9 lead. The 4th quarter game-winning drive was sustained by Archie Griffin’s over the shoulder catch on a 3rd down wheel route. Eventually, … [Read More]
In today’s profile OSU College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at Earle Bruce, Hall of Fame Class of 2002. Bruce had the unenviable task of following Woody Hayes as Ohio State’s head football coach. Someone had to do it, I guess.
Bruce earned his coaching spurs at four high schools in Ohio; Mansfield, Salem, Sandusky and Massillon. In the late 60’s, Hayes hired Bruce back to Ohio State as a position coach for the offensive line, then later, the defensive backs. After five seasons under Woody, Bruce’s career took off beginning as head coach of University of Tamps, then moving on to Iowa State University.
When Woody was fired from Ohio State, Earle Bruce was offered and accepted the head coaching position. Bruce coached the Buckeyes from 1979–1987, and generally had good success leading the … [Read More]
As I did with Hopalong Cassady, I have struggled to come up with any more that I can say about Woody Hayes. There’s plenty on the internet to look up, but most of you may have not seen the older three part series done about him. Pretty powerful stuff.
My first experience as an Ohio State fan started with Woody at the helm. Over the years I have come to realize that there will never be another man like him. There will be coaches come and go who will defer to his style of coaching and what he learned from the man. I believe that there is a lot of Woody left in the coaching world and to an end, they all believe it was the man himself, not the coach, that made impacts on so … [Read More]