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“I’ve read my share of books on Ohio State football and this one is the best I’ve ever read. The author takes you from the ‘Super Sophs’ being recruited through their time as Buckeyes and gives a glimpse at them later in life. The star of this story is without question Woody Hayes. You get a very good look at his on-and-off-the-field persona. Love this book, couldn’t put it down.”
“For any and all Buckeye fans, this is a must-read. The author reveals many detailed stories about the players, their families, and what they are doing now. Most entertaining is how Hyde provides insight into the numerous sides of dear old Woody. His stories will emit the full range of emotions and leave you with a better understanding of what makes this controversial coach so well, controversial!”
by David hyde
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary,
Available September 3rd in Soft Cover
On Amazon and OrangeFrazer.com
- 320 pages
- 7 x 10
- New Preface by David Hyde
1968 begins in the mens' room of an exclusive Columbus restaurant and ends two years later in The Rose Bowl, an unwitting but flawless metaphor for Ohio State University's rise to the pinnacle of college football. Against a backdrop of national turmoil and international crises, Coach Wayne Woodrow Hayes uncharacteristically brings into his lagging program new young coaches and an impressive bunch of extraordinary kids, including the first significant number of African-Americans. And just as Woody predicted, by the season's end the Buckeyes found themselves a large, inextricably bound family, tied forever by the commonalities of blood—literally theirs—sweat, tears, laughter, and, of course, their near-miraculous season.