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Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes (5-time National Champion)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by 3yardsandacloud, May 5, 2004.

  1. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Merry Christmas Coach!
  2. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Happy Birthday Coach!
  3. mooktarr

    mooktarr Proud member of the No Ma'am club

    Happy Birthday Coach Hayes, You are remembered.
  4. bucknutz

    bucknutz OH--IO

    happy bday coach.
  5. OhioState49

    OhioState49 Newbie

    happy birthday coach hayes!
    TRON and Best Buckeye like this.
  6. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    There will never be another Woody Hayes. God bless you and congratulations on your first year to kick the living crap out of Bo again! Enjoy it, Woody.
  7. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak

    As always. Your influence here will remain long after all of us are gone.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Happy Birthday Coach.
  9. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

    Happy Birthday Coach Hayes
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

  11. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

    Woody is my hero
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  12. Buckeye Buh Nim

    Buckeye Buh Nim Loving the Bucks since 1969

    Everybody is familiar with You Win With People, but not many people are familiar with Hot Line to Victory.

    This is a football coaching book written by Woody for prospective football coaches. It was written after the 68 season and covers such topics as game plans, play design, etc.... There are even play charts from the 68 Purdue Game (IIRC it is that game)

    In any case, it is a rare book. I purchased a copy for my dad for Christmas this year.

    This weekend I found another copy. It is at the half price books on Bethel road. Asking price is $150.00. Not cheap, but it is something die hards should have.
  13. BuckBojangles

    BuckBojangles Jooooooonyer

    Post from Buckeye Extra. Link:


    By KG on 13:12:51 03/12/07

    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    Twenty years after his death, the state of Ohio remains on a first-name basis with one man: Woody. The mere mention of his name reverberates in the hearts and minds of millions. Wayne Woodrow Hayes passed away on March 12, 1987, but he lives on through those he touched and through the standard of excellence he set for the Ohio State football program. His players and colleagues recall lessons of loyalty, integrity and competitiveness that echo to this day.

    Hayes wasn't the first influential OSU football figure. Chic Harley helped get Ohio Stadium built. Paul Brown won the school's first national championship. Francis Schmidt started the gold pants tradition. Yet you can't say "Chic" or "Paul" or "Francis" in Ohio and expect instant recognition.

    Woody has been gone for two decades, but his legacy has not faded. It probably never will. Here are some Woody remembrances:

    " As a lawyer, I deal with problems, and sometimes I think to myself, 'Oh, man, I don't know how to solve this.' And then I think to myself, 'You know what' Woody worked harder than anybody else. That's how he solved problems. That's how he got where he was.'

    "He had a profound influence on my life in terms of work ethic, of being direct, of being honest ' my parents taught me to be honest, but he just reinforced all of that, and the value of being true to yourself, don't be a phony, don't talk about other people."

    Dick Brubaker, co-captain in 1954, Hayes' first national-title team

    " I have a high regard for him. His integrity for the game of football was outstanding. He's not anyone who would ever cheat at the game of football. His integrity was greater than anything. If he said something, he would stand by it, and if there was a rule, he would abide by it. But he might get after an official or two. It doesn't mean he could accept the decision of an official if he thought the official was wrong. I can't say if most of the time he was right, but a lot of times he was right.

    "Woody was Woody. When we were up at Michigan and we failed to get a pass interference call on their safety, as a football coach I admired what he did, throwing the sideline markers. It showed that, gee whiz, he didn't agree with that call."

    Earle Bruce, an assistant under Hayes from 1966 to '72, then Hayes' successor as coach from 1979 to '87

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 12, 2007
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  14. SanAntonioBuck

    SanAntonioBuck RIP Our Friend and Hero

    Remembering Coach Hayes, 20 years after his death...

    I salute you, Sir!

  15. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    That is a great find. A worthy tribute to the man.

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