NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 16, 1975
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(Studio) Profile report on coach of number 1 college football team, coach Woody Hayes of Ohio State University.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(Columbus, Ohio) Wayne Woodrow Hayes is a winner. [HAYES - says non-winners try to make fun of winners. Would still be in jungle without winners.] His education and life described. Served in Navy in World War II. Football coaching career noted. Began coaching at OSU in 1951. Won 75% of games; only 4 coaches have won more games. His teams have won 3 national championships; 10 Big 10 championships and played in 7 Rose Bowl games. Critics suggest winning may mean too much to Hayes. WLWC film shown of 1971 game with Michigan State University in which Hayes chased referee around field. Penalized for it and tore apart sideline marker. Known for temper. [WLWC sportscaster Jimmy CRUM - describes Hayes as both mean and sweet at times.] [HAYES - says disagrees with a lot of people who don't utilize what they have.] [Heisman Trophy winner Archie GRIFFIN - says Hayes is greatest coach; will miss him.] 1 ex-player, formerly with Cincinnati Bengals,refused to talk about Hayes because he hates aim so much. Criticisms cited. [HAYES - says play enemy tomorrow.] Hayes says American needs more hard work and winning. His heroes: General George Patton and Abraham Lincoln. Hayes takes players to movie every night before game. [HAYES - says would quit football if found something better. Says he's old, but not too bad a coach.] Hayes doesn't care what anyone thinks of him.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
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