REVERBERATIONS: SECOND THOUGHTS
My humble hat is off to you.
I've read your Hayes piece twice since getting it this noon. What the Hayes office and other OSU departments may think is incidental.
My own opinion is that you handled a very sensitive subject sensibly. It was critical with good taste; a censure of Columbus as much as one of Hayes.
More important, perhaps, is that you captured Hayes's uncommon personality perfectly.
REVERBERATION HERE SO GREAT MY POSITION WOULD NOT BE ENHANCED BY YOUR USE OF MY NAME.
SAME NAME WITHHELD
A good article—well observed and alive with good reporting.
Your research was penetrating—yet you were selective in a kind way.
?Mr. Hayes, cousin of Ohio State Coach Hayes, writes a general column in the Citizen—ED.
BRICKBATS WITH LOVE
Thank you for an excellent article on Ohio State, Woody Hayes and the "armchair quarterbacks" who have been mistreating Ohio State coaches for years. These fans ought to get a few cheers for at least showing interest and undying love for the Buckeyes. The hooplah these fans express toward the team is actually their way of showing fondness for the State of Ohio, the Ohio State University and the team itself. It's pretty hard to get steamed up over the university graduating a good crop of dental students or the state's axle mile tax, but yelling, "Go, go, go" at a radio account of an 85-yard run by Hoppy comes easily, with no end of satisfaction. It is a pity the coach must stand in the way of flying brickbats, but at least it's meant well.
EXIT WITH HOWLS
The story definitely conveys the thought that the coaching turnover at Ohio State has been caused by excessive pressure from self-styled quarterback societies in the Columbus area. Robert Shaplen points out that there have been five coaches since the demise of Francis Schmidt.