Woody Hayes

(Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes)

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  • Born: February 14, 1913
  • Died: March 12, 1987
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Coach

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Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University (1946–1948), Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (1949–1950), and Ohio State University (1951–1978), compiling a career college football record of 238 wins, 72 losses, and 10 ties.

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The reason I do not like to have much passing in my offense is that when you throw a foward pass, five things can happen and four of them are bad. Sports & Athletics ;Management & Managing Government
A good general always makes you search for his weaknesses.
A man is always better than he thinks.
Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.
I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there.
I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people.
I may not be able to outsmart too many people, but I can outwork 'em.
I'm not trying to win a popularity poll. I'm trying to win football games.
No back in the history of football was ever worth two fumbles a game. History
Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.
Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime.
Paralyze resistance with persistence.
Success - it's what you do with what you've got. Success
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs. Success
The bowl games are only supposed to be a fun reward.
The five big mistakes in football are the fumble, the interception, the penalty, the badly called play, the blocked punt - and most of these originate with the quarterback. Find a mistake-proof quarterback and you have this game won.
The game of football is one of strategy and tactics.
The most deceptive course in football is straight at the goalposts.
The players fire the coach, and as long as I'm on the same wavelength with them, I can coach as long as I want to.
There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.
Without winners, there wouldn't even be any civilization.

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