A colorful character, known as Woody Hayes, born Wayne Woodrow Hayes in February 1913 and made a strong impact on the sport of college football, and especially in the Ohio State University (OSU), where he was the head coach in football for 28 years of his 74 year life. Despite the fact that died two decades ago, March 12, 1987, Hayes coach still recalls with pleasure every fall during the football season in college, and especially at the beginning of November, when opponents Ohio State, Ohio, and the University of Michigan wolverine, they are kicking against the iron.
During his tenure as football coach with "Bukei", which took place in the years 1951-1978, Hayes coach won three national titles (1954, 1957 and 1968), and thirteen titles of the Big Ten Conference. Woody Hayes coached 276 games in college football at Ohio State, and at the time of these events, he was an impressive 205-61-10.
Despite the notorious success and admiration in the 1983 Hall of Fame college football college, unfortunately best remembered casual fans for the incident that led to his untimely dismissal. In 1978, which was held on December 29, 1978, Gator Bowl, 65-year-old Hayes hit the player against Klimsana the University "Tigers".
The last moments of the famous coach car & # 39; EASURES icon Woody Hayes occurred when OSU Klemsana spoiled with a score of 17-15 with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. State Ohio went for the offense to the "forward" if the wrong aisle Art Schlichter (Ohio), was intercepted by a defender Klemsana named Charlie Bauman.
After intercepting Bowman was forced to go beyond the limits of what happened on the side of Bakey about Woody Hayes. After Klemsana player overcame a foot after it was dismantled on the side, 65-year-old Hayes struck Player Klemsana through a mask. The next day (December 30, 1978 G.) OSU fired Woody Hayes for his unacceptable actions.
Long before Hayes was relieved of coaching duties in Ohio at a low point in late 1978, he was an athlete of high school in the early 1930s and played college football at the University of Denisan in Granville, Ohio, where even I was a fraternity (Sigma Chi). About five months before the infamous explosion of December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Hayes joined the US Navy and eventually became a lieutenant commander during World War II. After the Second World War, Hayes spent three seasons coaching at his alma mater, before moving to the near Miami University (Ohio) for seasons 1949 and 1950. The rest of his coaching car & # 39; EASURES become his long 28 seasonal transition in Ohio 1951-1978 period. Coach Woody Hayes died less than ten years after exercising his last football game.