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2 thoughts: Maryland fans are going to be pissed and Penn St. nation is saying, "Well at least we're not that."
Urban Meyer tells story about Woody Hayes getting weird with a turtle
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There are moments (which seem to happen more during the college football offseason, then at any other time) where stories come out that simply seem too good to be true. Or in some cases too bad to be true. Whatever the case, they’re so unbelievable, so outlandish, so ridiculous, that they really need to be heard to be believed.
One of those stories came on Monday afternoon, and came courtesy of Urban Meyer, who was speaking at an Ohio coaches convention. After waxing poetic about his program, changes in recruiting tactics by younger coaches and the state of Big Ten recruiting in general, well, Urban just got a little weird.
Actually, in Urban’s defense, it was more a story of legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes getting weird, when Urban was on Earl Bruce’s OSU staff in the 1980’s.
Here is the story, with a big thanks to CoachingSearch.com for sharing it with us:
"So I guess Ohio State had lost the bowl game, so Earl Bruce brings in Woody Hayes. I had been there just a week and I'm thinking, 'Holy, this is Coach Hayes.' I'm sitting in the back. Coach Hayes was not healthy at the time, but stands up and starts laying into the coaching staff about toughness. That we have no toughness in the program. That's why we lost the game. On and on and screaming, this old guy pounding the table. He says, 'We have no toughness, and the reason is because you're not tough. No one on this staff is tough enough, and that's a problem.'
"He reaches down and grabs this box, slides the top and there was something in the box moving around. He reaches in and he pulls out this turtle. He reaches down, this turtle's snapping and he says, 'I'm going to show you toughness.' He unzips his pants and takes out whatever he takes out. The turtle reaches up and snaps at him. You see the veins and the sweat (on Hayes). He screams at the coaches, 'That's toughness! That's f'n toughness!' He reaches down, pokes the turtle right in the eye and it falls off. He wipes the sweat off his forehead and says, 'That's the problem. We don't have anybody in this room tough enough to do that right there.
"(One assistant) raises his hand and says, 'Coach, I'd do this. Just promise not to poke me in the eye.'"
So yeah, about that, huh?
Safe to say that we have officially arrived in college football's offseason.
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Maybe that's why they called him "Woody"
after that incident he was no longer referred to as "Woody"
ECU grad, tOSU fan for life. Father since 1/12/13.
Not without a turtle present anyway...
I rarely use upvotes or downvotes but I may use all my upvotes in this thread...
This thread has some potential.
He told that story last year...it was hilarious
So far this is the winner.
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Reading that story made my dick hurt. Maybe I'm not tough enough.
No way that's true, please say it isn't..
Without self-knowledge there is no individuality
Well, if he was this batshit crazy, it goes a way to explaining why he'd punch a player.
You guys miss the punch line?
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