Video: WBNS Woody Hayes Tribute, March 12, 1987

By Jason Priestas on July 3, 2012 at 12:00a

This amazing upload features over 10 minutes of footage from WBNS on the day Woody Hayes passed away at 74.

We start with Barry Katz on location at the steel skeleton of what is to later become the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Katz mentions "there's a ground swell of support to get this named after Coach Woody Hayes," before going on to speak with former athletic director Hugh Hindman. Classic Hindman quote on whether Woody was difficult to work with:

"A lot of people would think he was difficult, but he really wasn't. Woody was a team player all the way. Militarily, he believed totally in the chain of command, and therefore, he was a team player in terms of the department and the University itself."

The broadcast then passes to Dave Kaylor, live at Ohio Stadium with Steve Luke, Ray Griffin, Tom Cousineau, Art Schlichter, Tom Skladany and Jim Stillwagon where they take turns remembering Woody, often in humorous situations.

Finally, we're treated to a montage of Woody appearing on camera throughout the years including a quip from his legendary 1982 commencement speech:

"If anyone congratulates you, kick them in the shins unless it's an old lady over 80."

[via Mike Case]



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ARMYBUCK's picture

Anyone who has a problem with Woody Hayes has a problem with me.  As a military man and a buckeye fan I love Wayne Woodrow Hayes.

216ToThe614's picture

Oh my god.... the 1987 Dom Tiberi....

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FROMTHE18's picture

Awesome stuff...really interesting 

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

You gotta love the Ole Man!!!   My father brought me up on Woody Hayes football and I can still remember sitting on the living room floor listening to the game on 610AM radio because they really only televised 2 or 3 games on TV back then. 

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45buckshot's picture

great stuff; thanks for posting this :)

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
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bukyze's picture

Love Cousineau's perm !

andretolstoy's picture

The Woody stuff was ok, but I have to admit, I Googled Lou Forrest.

Joe Beale's picture

Finally got a chance to sit down and watch this all the way through. I was a student at OSU at the time and so I probably didn't get to watch this special report because I didn't watch a lot of television in those days. But I do remember seeing that special where Woody and Bo got out of the cars and shook hands. That is still the image I picture when I think of their relationship. It just fit so perfectly.