College football is absolutely steeped in history, which is an incredibly cliche phrase that people usually use in the context of an unranked Iowa State team losing a midseason Big 12 game to a program that you're not sure was a rival for the Cyclones or not. It's overused, is what that tortured analogy is saying.
In the case of Earle Bruce, it isn't wrong to say that he's an essential part of Ohio State football history. Not necessarily because of his record as a head coach, which was good and not a whole lot better than that, but because of what his coaching tenure meant in the evolution of how we perceive the job of Ohio State head football coach, and how his absolutely bonkers coaching tree has influenced and continues to influence college football in 2018.
So that's what we're talking about! Beau was lucky enough to get to know Earle Bruce very well over the past decade or so, and we devote the first part of the Dubcast to discussing Beau's memories of the man and what he meant as a Buckeye. There's also some NFL Draft talk and Ask Us Anything (which you can do via Twitter or e-mail), so check it out why not? And, if you like what you hear, go ahead and rate and subscribe on iTunes!
0:00 Beau spent a lot of time with Earle Bruce on the links with John Cooper, and the way Beau puts it, it was basically the greatest weekly two hour Odd Couple routine of all time.
28:15 The draft is coming up! "Only" two Buckeyes might be taken in the first round this time, but teams sleeping on the likes of Sam Hubbard are making a mistake.
36:25 Ask Us Anything manages to get me all good and pissed off about UCF and the College Football Playoff.