Watch Former Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel Eulogize Earle Bruce at Bruce's Memorial Service

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TMac's picture

Not Tressel , but this was gold, Earl was all of us, at some point. 

ONE Not Done!

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

This is exactly what I wanted to hear. I absolutely love the image that story gives us.

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

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Knarcisi's picture

That's gold.  And that's the Buckeye in every one of us that we loved in him.  

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Schizo's picture

I really want to live in a world where Urban has a prank voicemail (Archer style). 

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Hovenaut's picture

"He was always going to be there for us"

That's Ohio State...that's the enduring memory of Coach Bruce.

Beautiful eulogy from Coach Tressel.

Axe cancer. 

Paralyze resistance with persistence.

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Bigmarty's picture

What a wonderful theme and class act as always!  Thank you again Tress!!  And God bless you too.

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Buckeye1996's picture

My love for the Buckeyes was solidified with the Earle Bruce Show and the Sunday replays.

"Most Noahs have two of everything, he's got four tonight" - Gus Johnson on Noah Brown's 4 TD catches against Oklahoma.

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TTUN@SS@SIN's picture

Gotta love Coach Tressel!

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Great eulogy...and so forth

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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Buckabroad's picture

Coach Tressel. The standard of excellence I aspire to yet likely will never reach. Then, now and always.

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

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Absolutely, the man is the very definition of class.

Shandy is not beer

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Earle's picture

I didn't need to watch the film to know that Tress delivered a great eulogy, but I'm glad I did anyway.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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IGotAWoody's picture

Amen, NB. I love Earle on 11W almost as much as I loved Earle coaching the Bucks.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Earle's picture

Appreciate the kind words.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Earle's picture

I guess humor is its own reward, but I thank you all the same, NB.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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buckeyepastor's picture

That understanding that even as the head coach, Tressel was still a pupil of, still coaching for, Earle Bruce.  I don't think Coach Meyer has used those exact words, but he's expressed a similar feeling.   That epitomizes his legacy, his importance to Ohio State football.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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OSUFlash's picture

Tress will be remember the same way as Coach Bruce. A true Buckeye no matter where life takes you.

osuflash

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ARMYBUCK's picture

Forever my favorite Buckeye Coach, if Coach Tress thinks Earle was a great man, then so do I!  God Bless Coach Tressel and Coach Bruce.

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

Very classy and fitting. Coach you are and will be missed.

Mark May is a mental midget

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moopdawg's picture

Without ever meeting him, Coach Tressel is one of the most influential people in my life.  And from hearing this eulogy, you can see how Coach Tress continued two principles maintained by Coach Bruce: 1. hold a special place for Ohio high school football  2. run off tackle :)    I appreciate the loyalty and sense of community created by folks like Bruce and Tress, all done in simple and humble ways.

I feel like Coach Meyer is going to have the boys ready this season as he too will continually reflect on the lessons taught by Earl Bruce.

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RUNTOWIN's picture

Coach Tressel hit that one out of the park!

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lamplighter's picture

I love the Vest - great job Coach

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Buckeye25's picture

Coach Tressel is truly a class act.  The respect he deserves cannot be overstated.  Not surprising to hear the applauds from the crowd as he spoke.  Great coach and great mentor for sure.

Buckeye born and bred.

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