Former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce dies at age 87
Sad news to report as former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce had died at the age of 87.
He coached the Buckeyes from 1979 to 1987, winning four Big Ten titles and having an 81-26-1 record as Ohio State coach. He twice led the program to the Rose Bowl. He was the first coach at Ohio State to replace Woody Hayes.
Urban Meyer began his coaching career under Bruce. Ohio State provided the following comments from Meyer on Bruce.
“I’ve made it clear many times that, other than my father, Coach Bruce was the most influential man in my life,” Meyer said. “Every significant decision I’ve made growing up in this profession was with him involved in it. His wife [Jean] and he were the role models for Shelley and me. They did everything with class. He was not afraid to show how much he loved his family and cared for his family.”
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 20, 2018
Buckeye Nation lost one of its own. Thoughts and prayers to the Bruce Family. My mentor and friend, thank you for all you did for The Ohio State University, and all those players and coaches whose lives you made a difference in. pic.twitter.com/mveMGFHWXO
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 20, 2018
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