Paul Brown to Be Honored at Friday's Coaches' Clinic

By DJ Byrnes on April 2, 2014 at 3:54p

Ohio State University

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Legendary Ohioan/brilliant football mind Paul Brown will be honored at Ohio State's coaches' clinic next Friday.

Brown won six state championships while during an 80-8-2 run at Massillon Washington. During his three years at Ohio State, Brown led the Buckeyes to the program's first national title in 1942. He also won seven league titles in 25 seasons as a coach of the Browns and Bengals, including three NFL championships.

Here's Urban Meyer on how this came to be:

“I started thinking about the great state of Ohio and I think people sometimes forget that Ohio is the birthplace of football. We’re going to bring in our two pro football coaches. We’re going to honor Larry Kehres, arguably one of the greatest coaches of all time. And we’re going to celebrate other great high school coaches and, obviously, we’re going to honor Paul Brown and his family for what he did for the great state of Ohio football.” 

The tribute to Brown will take place prior to Marvin Lewis' keynote speech to coaches the first night of the clinic, which kicks off Thursday, April 10. Mike Pettine, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, will also be on hand.

Bob Lutz, who won 381 games in 39 years at Ironton High School, and is the all-time winningest coach (by percentage) in college football history, along with Larry Kehres, who went 332-24-3 (.929) in 27 years at Division III Mt. Union and won 11 national championships, will also be honored at the event.

For more information on this year’s coaches' clinic, click here

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BroJim's picture

Larry Kehres of Mount Union is a good choice. Being an Ohio Northern alumni i'm proud to say we beat him in 2005 while my brother was on the team!

I digress. . . Ohio really is the birthplace of football and it makes me proud!

I season my simple food with hunger

BoFuquel's picture

THE PAUL BROWN. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

What's round on the ends, the birthplace and mecca of football, and high in the middle?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Geraffi's picture

Urban Meyer is a smart, smart man. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Paul Brown was awesome - the innovator of the face mask and the play book. Football would not be what it is today without those or him.

Dillon G's picture

Paul Brown won more than 3. His teams played in 10 straight championship games, winning 7. And when the NFL took the AAFC, they had the "fake" champion Browns go up against the best, only to watch the Browns beat them too. It is the most dominate dynasty in pro-football history.

+1 HS
NuttyBuckeye's picture

Paul Brown is one of the leading men for football, period.  He also led the invention of the microphone in the helmet.  It's men like this that make me proud to be an Ohioan.   Ohio is the home of football.  What a great thing this is!!

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

You can take the man out of Ohio, but you cannot take the Ohio out of the man. Go Bucks!!