A Fire to Win

Author: John Lombardo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429906623
Format: PDF, ePub
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Woody Hayes is one of the greatest football coaches in history—and one of the most fascinating. More than a brilliant coach, he was a complicated, contradictory man. The former history teacher would tout the ideals of democracy yet run his football empire as an absolute monarchy. But he had a surprisingly altruistic side, hidden from the public,. and Hayes visited local hospitals, donated his time, money, and advice, and insisted that his players graduate. More than just a standard biography, A Fire to Win explores the psychological motivations of one of the most complex of coaches. First and foremost, Woody Hayes was a coach—and his achievements are stunning. While at Ohio State, he won five national titles, and thirteen Big Ten Conference championships, made eight Rose Bowl appearances, and earned two national Coach of the Year awards. His killer instincts, honed in the navy, where he commanded a destroyer escort in the Pacific during World War II, helped him lead his teams to a 30-9 winning average. Moreover, Hayes's lifetime coaching record, 238-72-10, puts him in the first rank of college coaching immortals. No other coach has won more games in a shorter period. John Lombardo uses his extensive sports writing experience to craft an accurate portrait of one of the most complex and fascinating figures in football. Countless interviews of former players, assistant coaches, administrators, faculty, associates, and friends shape the image of Hayes and his career, which spanned the mid-1940s to the late 1970s during a tremendous period of change in American society. A Fire to Win is an honest and revealing biography of Hayes, a man who ranks in the pantheon of football coaches.

War As They Knew It

Author: Michael Rosenberg
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446542237
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Vietnam War . . . Nixon . . . Kent State . . . The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of total turmoil in America-the country was being torn apart by a war most people didn't support, young men were being taken away by the draft, and racial tensions were high. Nowhere was this turmoil more evident than on college campuses, the epicenters of the protest movement. The uncertain times presented a challenge to two of the greatest football coaches of all time. Woody Hayes, the legendary archconservative coach of Ohio State, feared for the future of America. His protégé and rival, Bo Schembechler of the University of Michigan, didn't want to be bothered by these "distractions." Hayes worshipped General George S. Patton and was friends with President Richard Nixon. Schembechler befriended President Gerald Ford, a former captain and team MVP for the Wolverines. In this enthralling book, Michael Rosenberg dramatically weaves the campus unrest and political upheaval into the story of Hayes and Schembechler. Their rivalry began with Schembechler arriving in protest-heavy Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the height of the Vietnam War. It ended with Hayes wondering what had happened to his country. War As They Knew It is a sobering and fascinating look at two iconic coaches and a different generation.

Woody Hayes

Author: Mike Bynum
Publisher: Gridiron Football
ISBN: 9781878839022
Format: PDF, Docs
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Football fans either loved Woody Hayes or hated him. There was no middle ground. He was well known for his sideline tantrums. He bullied football referees, tore up sideline markers & punched television cameramen. He also built a football dynasty at Ohio State University. His Buckeyes won 3 national championships & played in the Rose Bowl 8 times. Now the memories of Woody Hayes & his glorious era come to life once again.

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads

Author: Nick Hayes
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129327
Format: PDF
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Using the sepia tones of the Dust Bowl as his pal­ette, author and artist Nick Hayes tells the story of world-famous folkie Woody Guthrie (1912–1967), starting in the 1920s when Guthrie was a teenager supporting himself in dried-up, post-boomtown Oklahoma. Picking up a harmonica and eventually a battered guitar, Guthrie finds solace in the ancient lineage of folksong. Hayes charts the musician’s course from Oklahoma and Texas towns ravaged by dust and the Depression to boxcars, factory farms, and the migrant camps of California, highlighting Guthrie’s dedication to singing American folk tunes and creating his own modern classics along the way. Hayes ends his portrait in 1940, at the pivotal time when Guthrie makes his way to New York and writes “This Land Is Your Land,” his iconic anthem tinged with both clear-eyed reality and optimism.

Quotable Woody

Author: Monte Carpenter
Publisher: Taylor Pub
ISBN: 9781931249140
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Among the latest in the Potent Quotables books featuring legendary leaders, this title offers motivational and insightful words from Woody Hayes, who for more than three decades personified the Ohio State Buckeyes as the school's combustible yet compassionate head football coach. 10 photos.

Woody s Boys

Author: Alan Natali
Publisher: Orange Frazer PressInc
ISBN: 9781882203048
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When Alan Natali--ex-athlete, professor, writer--set out to record conversations with some of the greatest players in Ohio State University's storied football history, he found that the liveliest, most quotable, and most dominant Buckeye was a man who had been dead for nearly a decade--OSU's legendary coach Wayne Woodrow Hayes. What began as a book of interviews ended as a striking, insider's picture of bigtime college football.


Author: Dave Hyde
Publisher: Orange Frazer PressInc
ISBN: 9781933197609
Format: PDF
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1968 begins in the men's 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. Between these two events occurs one of the great adventure stories in the history of the sport.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. There is an irreverent military school lineman who begins the school's lifting program by bringing his own weights, a Brooklyn fullback who can't believe Ohio's open spaces, a running back with New Jersey street-gang cred, and a homegrown quarterback with a bad back and an unassailable talent.All of them labor under the shadow of Hayes, the promethean figure who would leave an indelible legacy as one of the century's great coaches--sly, mercurial, pugnacious, and maddeningly contradictory, a larger-than-life figure who carries the football ambitions of an entire state on his beefy shoulders.1968 is a rich tapestry of scenes and stories throughout an incandescent season, including some of the best football dialogue ever written. In scene after scene, the raw intensity of an unforgettable season pulls the reader along to its breathless climax in Pasadena when the Super Sophs take on one of college's greatest running backs.It's a story that has everything--great drama, achievement, colorful characters, and the complex unfolding of Woody Hayes's multifaceted personality.Near the end of a chaotic decade, the Buckeyes provide a badly needed feel-good lift to an entire state. And just as Woody predicted, they 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.

I Remember Woody

Author: Steve Greenberg
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781572436749
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A dramatic profile of Ohio State's colorful coach Woody Hayes provides a study of a sports leader who transformed the game of college football and a man who had a profound impact on the lives of his players, on all levels.

Buckeyes A to Z

Author: Mark Walter
Publisher: Mascot Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781936319114
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rhyming text extolls the wonders of The Ohio State University football tradition.