Video: An Emotional Carlos Hyde Following the Northwestern Game

By Jason Priestas on October 6, 2013 at 1:07a

Following Ohio State's 40-30 escape from Evanston, Carlos Hyde was asked what the night meant to him after being suspended for the first three games of the season. His response is why Buckeye nation loves the guy so much.

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GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Even though I felt like he really messed up over the summer, it's awesome to see he learned not only how valuable football is to him, but how valuable he is to his teammates who needed him tonight. Glad to see he gets it. I love watching him run the ball.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

ih8rolltyde's picture

A moment in a bar....
If you haven't had one... carry on!

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

skid21's picture

I understand your point as I have done some things while drunk that I lived to regret. However, don't minimize what happened. Urban didn't. I'm sure he doesn't hand out 3 game suspensions to just make himself look better. Hopefully Hyde learned to value and appreciate a lot of things and not just football. Thankfully I think he has and he will have a better life as a result.

buckeyemondo's picture

kid is the truth.

btw, how many times did we run "dave" tonite?

collisionbend's picture

Dunno. But there is an easy way to figure it out, though: how many plays did we run in the second half? Subtract the passes and punts, and the remainder should be your answer.

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

216ToThe614's picture

I cried myself when this was live. Powerful stuff

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!

hodge's picture

I was about to lose it, meself.

Kaceybrown's picture

Damn allergies 

Buckabroad's picture

Ditto on the allergies. But it was hard not to gulp down an emotional feeling all night. To see El Guapo come back after this hard time and put the team on his back when everything was at stake. That is powerful, too. It shows that he is not just physically tough. He let his determination and loyalty to the team carry him through a career day. That is what it means to be a Buckeye.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

cajunbuckeye's picture

I love this guy. You made the Buckeye Nation proud tonight, Carlos

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

geoffrsc's picture

Really, what else can you say? Love this guy.

LouGroza's picture

Hope this opens some eyes that these guys are people that can be hurt. And that feel bad about things they may do wrong. Try to give them a break when they screw up. They feel bad and put tremendous pressure on themselves when they screw up. Carlos learned his lesson and payed a big price. We're all behind you and proud of you Carlos.

Dougger's picture

What else can you say except go bucks I love you Carlos

I like football

jayt's picture

damn Carlos....much respect brother.   Let's hug it out.

buckeyedude's picture

Thank YOU 11W! This is the video I've been waiting for. I love this dude(in a brotherly way). He represents THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY!

By far my favorite Buckeye since Dane Sanzenbacher. I got your back Carlos.



AngryWoody's picture

Damn. What a great guy.
I keep trying to find the right words to say, but they aren't coming. No matter what happens I will always have number 34's back. He has made everyone so proud with how he has handled himself through so much adversity. Do you guys remember how cruel the national media was to him? I don't need to drudge up the articles. I don't need to bring up the hateful comments and the all the judgmental articles written with nothing but a few tweets and hearsay backing them up. We all remember. Look at him now. Couldn't be more proud. Go Buckeyes. Thanks El Guapo.

Our Honor Defend!

buckeyedude's picture

Do you guys remember how cruel the national media was to him?

Do you guys remember how cruel some Buckeye fans were? I do. The phrase "throw him under the bus" doesn't do justice to how some even on 11W acted towards El Guapo.
Now where are they? Crickets.



AngryWoody's picture

So true. I'm glad to say I was one of those who never turned on him. I have just always had the opinion that when a guy becomes a Buckeye you need to be in his corner through anything(almost) because when you put on that jersey there are a lot of people out there who are gunning for you and hoping you will fail. I think we need to be there to keep that from happening if we can.

Our Honor Defend!

Ohio1St81's picture

I've taught high school for three years now, and it has definitely taught me to reserve some judgment in situations like this. I have had some students that I know are good kids but have done some f'ed up stuff. This is why we have a legal system - Hyde was determined to have broken no laws and we move on. As for his character, that mistake doesn't represent the only behavior he is capable of, and I think we saw a better representation of who he really is in that press conference. 

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Hovenaut's picture


This is the only video of Carlos Hyde that will ever matter.


gravey's picture

This is a man of quality.  I'm proud that he's a Buckeye.  

Deadly Nuts's picture

Te amo El Gaupo!


WOLFofOHIO's picture

carlos ''warbeast'' hyde... gotta love him

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

BSTP DeCon's picture

Love this man, too!

topgun67's picture

really proud of Hyde...
he's a guy that wants to shoulder the load and have the game at his hands... that's the type of player we need at all positions.
D needs to get better.... pass defense really is weak.  Pitt Brown stunk out there - no discipline in that last TD, and he seemed lost many times

JakeBuckeye's picture

Wow. Hello, El Guapo: My new favorite Buckeye. You have proud parents, a proud coach, and proud fans tonight, Mr. Hyde.

Seth4Bucks's picture

It takes a grown ass man to show that much emotion in a press room with all sorts of cameras rolling like that. Those weren't crocodile tears and he wasn't looking to grab the spotlight. Those tears were pure raw emotion. The team is lucky to have him and not just from a perspective of his ability to pick up blocks, provide a safety outlet for BM, and pick up the tough yardage either. I hope he continues to run with authority and emotion because he was in beast mode tonight.

Armybuck925's picture

Carlos took this team on his shoulders tonight. For everything that happened over the summer, it appears that El Guapo gained a greater perspective in life. His performances last year were great...his performances this year have been great...what he has learned that he will be able to carry for the rest of his life is amazing. Buckeye Nation has and always will be proud of the growth that Carlos has displayed throughout his career at Ohio State.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

This young man made a mistake earlier this summer. He's clearly learned from it. I have a new found respect for Carlos Hyde. This is why Urban Meyer runs his program the way he does. If a young makes a mistake; he has to own up for that mistake, and will become a better man in the process. Hats off to Carlos Hyde for showing us what he learned, and giving Buckeye Nation his absolute all tonight. I think his brothers know how much he cares.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Knarcisi's picture

Great moment. This is proof why the suspension, while seemingly harsh, is necessary for kids at this age. We're a stronger team because of it. And Hyde a stronger person, beyond the yard markers. 

OSU_undergrad's picture

He is amazing...I just remember him getting up after every big hit doubled over in pain but not getting off the field. Or even that first down he got us near the end where he fell forward even though he clearlytook a huge hit. Love his toughness.

buckz4evr's picture

This just proves that even 'beasts' have tender spots.  You could see by his demeanor just how physically and emotionally he was drained by this game.  We now have a glimpse into his mind and why he plays with such toughness.

razrback16's picture

Carlos is the friggin' man. Carried this team last night. Deserves all the credit in the world.

Phillips.449's picture

This man deserves to get the rock after he saved our season last night.  He has obviously learned from his mistake, made the best of it, and can be used to show how fragile a career in football can be for these kids.
I hope for the rest of the season we Keep calm and run Dave El Guapo.

twalsh's picture

What a Young MAN!! and a Great Buckeye!! We couldn't have done it with out him!!
Go Bucks!!

hetuck's picture

If I'm Meyer, I keep this video to show future teams about why you need to think before you do something stupid off the field. You don't appreciate something until it's gone. 

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

cjmgobucks's picture

A leader was born last night.  El Guapo, I'm all in...!!

"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

KingsRite's picture

I believe another leader has stepped up in the clubhouse. Love me some El Guapo!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

Bucksfan's picture

Epic.  Channeled his inner Beanie last night, for sure!

JLP36's picture

Coach did the right thing levying that punishment.  Thankfully that video surfaced to show that the event was not what it was made out to be in the early reports, but some punishment was in order.  It might have been a bit on the harsh side (maybe not) but this is a young MAN who is not going to take anything for granted again.  Life lesson earned.  Others on the team learned to step up.  Sometimes doing the hard thing is best in the long run.
Thank God for the security video.  Lets remember that many calling for Guapo's head on a stake were doing so before we were able to see what really happened.


RBuck's picture

It took a lot of guts for Carlos to let his emotions out in front of the media and the cameras. What a great Buckeye.

Long live the southend.

XUbuckeye's picture

El Guapo ran with authority in the second half, he put the offense on his back and ran with it. He took a lot of punishment and just kept getting back up, asking for more. Excellent showing by Mr. Hyde! 

"So when you get knocked on your butt, get up, get over it, and then next time, kick their ass." - Woody Hayes 

Toilrt Paper's picture

I can believe there are some who think Hill and Wilson should get more of the carries. 

pcuzz1's picture

Just saw this for the first time and those "allergies" just about got me. This really exemplifies how the guys on your team are as close to blood as it gets. Playing football my whole life and two years in college makes me feel for him even more. Having that feeling of letting your brothers down is terrible. The bond you get from being on team is really someyhing that is unmatched. All the work you put in over the summer is something I will miss for the rest of my life. I am too pumped that hyde came back like this. Can wait to see him run with that new deamenor week in and week out for the rest of the year

pat cozzens

EnlistedBuckeye's picture

Carlos really goes to show you that you can learn. Look what he was accused of doing was horrible. I wasnt there and I can speak for or against him. What I can say is this is a young man who learned a lesson. Im willing to bet he wont have any major trouble again in his career at this level or the next. Urban did something not many coaches would do. He suspended a star player for 3 games. I dont care who we played those three games, because three games is a lot. He set an example and Carlos deserves to be forgiven for what happened. This is the sign that he isnt just a great football player but becoming a great man.

skid21's picture

Good point. What Carlos has shown is, despite the media hype, 3 games against any opponent is a huge punishment. If you want to believe Meyer suspended him just to make himself look better then you can continue to say the suspension meant nothing. I think Meyer knows the impact and didn't just suspend Hyde for meaningless games to send a message. He cares about his players more than that. What Hyde did wasn't right and now he knows that. That will serve him better in life than playing 3 more games at OSU. He has learned a lesson and is a better man for it.