I too was young during Woody's tenure, and his sideline tantrums used to make me think that the proper OSU game attire would be a paper bag to fit over my head with a 'Block O' painted on the front. I only remember one instance of his being reprimanded by Big 10 commissioner Wayne Duke. Among OSU's fan base, he basically got away with it, and to this day is revered and the behavioral issues just excused or winked at. What do you think Harbaugh's punishment would have been if he had torn up a down marker and hurled it onto the playing field? Or slugged a camera man? My view is that Woody should have been ejected from the game for those antics-and of course, they seemed always to happen during The Game. OSU fans have ever since lived in a glass palace and have no real case to throw any stones at others.
I say this in full awareness of the great qualities that Woody had, and his players' devotion to him. He was a complex guy with a major temper problem, and probably wouldn't be able to coach in the modern era. Very similar to Bobby Knight.