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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.

The bad 4 things: The passer fumbles the ball; he gets tackled behind the line of scrimage for a loss; the pass is incomplete and there is no gain; the pass is intercepted and the ball goes to the opposition. This has often been used as a classic example of the problem of analysis without quantification, While more "bad" things can hapopen than good ones. if the probabilities are taken into account and the benefits and losses of each event is measured, the forward pass is the best and most important offensive tactic in football. Even Hayes eventually realized that and added passing to his offense.

Woody Hayes, Television Interview, late 1960s

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

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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