Urban Meyer spoke at the Ohio coaches convention yesterday and had some interesting stories to tell about legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes. Then head coach
Earl Bruce brought Hayes in to speak to the coaching staff about
toughness, and the toughness he displayed was out of this world.
“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.’”
Not sure that's the type of toughness you need on a football field but hey, it's a great story to tell so I can't hate on the man.
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