Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the athletic teams that represent Ohio State University, located in Columbus, Ohio. The athletic programs are named after the colloquial term for people from the state of Ohio and after the state tree, the Ohio Buckeye; the Buckeyes participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. The Ohio State women's ice hockey team competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association; the school colors are gray. Ohio State's mascot is Brutus Buckeye. Ohio State is one of only six universities to have won a NCAA national championship in baseball and men's basketball, be recognized as a national champion in football. Ohio State has won national championships in men's swimming & diving, men's outdoor track & field, men's volleyball, men's golf, men's gymnastics, men's fencing, women's rowing, co-ed fencing, synchronized swimming, wrestling. Since the inception of the Athletic Director's Cup, Ohio State has finished in the top 25 each year, including top 6 finishes in three of the last five years.
During the 2005–2006 school year Ohio State became the first Big Ten team to win conference championships in football, men's basketball and women's basketball in the same season. They repeated this feat in the 2006–2007 season, which included a February 25, 2007 men's basketball game which saw the Buckeyes defeat the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten's first basketball game between the number one and number two ranked squads in the nation. A few of the many outstanding sports figures who were student athletes at Ohio State include Jesse Owens, "The Buckeye Bullet,", John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas, Katie Smith, Frank Howard, Jack Nicklaus, Archie Griffin, Chic Harley. Hall of Fame coaches at Ohio State have included Woody Hayes, Fred Taylor. Notable sports figures in Ohio State history may be inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame. Ohio State has played baseball since 1881, winning a national championship in 1966 along with 14 Big Ten regular-season titles and eight Big Ten tournament titles.
The Buckeyes baseball team was the first Ohio State sports team. The team is coached by Greg Beals and play their home games at Bill Davis Stadium, which opened in 1997. Going into the 2008 season the Buckeyes all-time record is 2228-1427-38. Notable alumni include Nick Swisher and two time All-American Steve Arlin; the Ohio State men's basketball team has played in 10 NCAA Final Fours, winning the championship in 1960, when they were led by Basketball Hall of Famers Jerry Lucas, John Havlicek, Bob Knight off the bench. A Buckeye has been named first team All-American 23 times, including five two-time All-Americans and one three-time All-American. Between 1960 and 1964, Ohio State won five consecutive Big Ten championships, an achievement that has yet to be matched. In 2004, Ohio State fired men's basketball coach Jim O'Brien for recruiting violations and self-imposed a one-year penalty, including a ban on post-season play and reduction of scholarships. In light of these University self-imposed penalties, the NCAA Division I Committee on infractions placed Ohio State on three years probation for the violations, gave heavier penalties to Coach O'Brien and a former assistant coach.
The lightness of this judgment was seen as encouragement for schools to be proactive in responding to violations. O'Brien sued Ohio State for improper termination. Thad Matta, the current coach of the Buckeyes, took over O'Brien's spot in 2004. Ohio State recruited such talents as Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Jr. to start the 2006-2007 year. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 27-3 record. After a close game with state rival Xavier, a thrilling 20 point come from behind victory against the Tennessee Volunteers, the Buckeyes managed to hold off Georgetown Hoyas 67-60 to reach the Championship Game for the first time since 1962, which they lost to defending NCAA champions Florida Gators, 84-75. Following years saw continued success for the Buckeyes, they won the Big Ten Championship in both the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 season, reached the Final Four in 2011-2012 before losing to Kansas. The Buckeyes reached the Elite Eight in 2012-2013. 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 both saw early exits from the NCAA Tournament.
Coached by Kevin McGuff, the Ohio State women's basketball team plays its home games in the Jerome Schottenstein Center, which they moved into in 1998. Prior to 1998, they played at St. John Arena, they have won 10 Big Ten titles, the most in the conference and have 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the most recent being in 2016. In 1993 they lost to the Texas Tech Lady Raiders 84-82 for the National Title, while they captured the NIT title in 2001, beating the New Mexico Lobos 62-61. Notable alumni include former All-Americans Katie Jessica Davenport. Ohio State won its first title in 1942. Ohio State won the NCAA championships in fencing in both men's and women's fencing, combined, in 2004, 2008, 2012. Israeli Boaz Ellis won the NCAA title in men's foil in 2004 2005, 2006 for Ohio State, the first NCAA foil fencer to win three individual NCAA titles since 1963. National Champions: 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014 Big Ten Champions: 1916, 1917, 1920, 1935, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 199
Columbus is the state capital of and the most populous city in the U. S. state of Ohio. With a population of 879,170 as of 2017 estimates, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation; this makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the US and the second-most populous city in the Midwest. It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,078,725, it is Ohio's second-largest metropolitan area. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County; the municipality has annexed portions of adjoining Delaware and Fairfield counties. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, assumed the functions of state capital in 1816; the city has a diverse economy based on education, insurance, defense, food, logistics, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality and technology.
Columbus Region is home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world's largest private research and development foundation. As of 2018 the city has the headquarters of four corporations in the U. S. Fortune 500: American Electric Power, Cardinal Health, L Brands and Big Lots, just out of the top 500. In 2016, Money Magazine ranked Columbus as one of "The 6 Best Big Cities", calling it the best in the Midwest, citing a educated workforce and excellent wage growth. In 2012, Columbus was ranked in BusinessWeek's 50 best cities in the United States. In 2013, Forbes gave Columbus an "A" grade as one of the top cities for business in the U. S. and that year included the city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Columbus was ranked as the No. 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation by Forbes in 2008, the city was ranked a top-ten city by Relocate America in 2010. In 2007, fDi Magazine ranked the city no. 3 in the U. S. for cities of the future, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was rated no. 1 in 2009 by USA Travel Guide.
The area including modern-day Columbus once comprised the Ohio Country, under the nominal control of the French colonial empire through the Viceroyalty of New France from 1663 until 1763. In the 18th century, European traders flocked to the area, attracted by the fur trade; the area found itself caught between warring factions, including American Indian and European interests. In the 1740s, Pennsylvania traders overran the territory. In the early 1750s, the Ohio Company sent George Washington to the Ohio Country to survey. Fighting for control of the territory in the French and Indian War became part of the international Seven Years' War. During this period, the region suffered turmoil and battles; the 1763 Treaty of Paris ceded the Ohio Country to the British Empire. After the American Revolution, the Virginia Military District became part of Ohio Country as a territory of Virginia. Colonists from the East Coast moved in, but rather than finding an empty frontier, they encountered people of the Miami, Wyandot and Mingo nations, as well as European traders.
The tribes resisted expansion by the fledgling United States. The decisive Battle of Fallen Timbers resulted in the Treaty of Greenville, which opened the way for new settlements. By 1797, a young surveyor from Virginia named Lucas Sullivant had founded a permanent settlement on the west bank of the forks of the Scioto River and Olentangy River. An admirer of Benjamin Franklin, Sullivant chose to name his frontier village "Franklinton"; the location was desirable for its proximity to navigable rivers—but Sullivant was foiled when, in 1798, a large flood wiped out the new settlement. He persevered, the village was rebuilt. After Ohio achieved statehood in 1803, political infighting among prominent Ohio leaders led to the state capital moving from Chillicothe to Zanesville and back again. Desiring to settle on a location, the state legislature considered Franklinton, Dublin and Delaware before compromising on a plan to build a new city in the state's center, near major transportation routes rivers.
Named in honor of Christopher Columbus, the city was founded on February 14, 1812, on the "High Banks opposite Franklinton at the Forks of the Scioto most known as Wolf's Ridge." At the time, this area was a dense forestland, used only as a hunting ground. The "Burough of Columbus" was established on February 10, 1816. Nine people were elected to fill the various positions of Mayor and several others. In 1816-1817, Jarvis W. Pike would serve as the 1st Mayor. Although the recent War of 1812 had brought prosperity to the area, the subsequent recession and conflicting claims to the land threatened the new town's success. Early conditions were abysmal with frequent bouts of fevers and an outbreak of cholera in 1833; the National Road reached Columbus from Baltimore in 1831, which complemented the city's new link to the Ohio and Erie Canal and facilitated a population boom. A wave of European immigrants led to the creation of two ethnic enclaves on the city's outskirts. A large Irish population settled in the north along Naghten Street, while the Germans took advantage of the cheap land to the south, creating a community that came to be known as t
James Lloyd Otis is a former American college and professional football player, a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons during the 1970s. Otis played college football for Ohio State University, was recognized as an All-American, he played professionally for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL. Otis was born in Ohio, he attended Celina High School, played for the Celina Bulldogs high school football team. Otis attended Ohio State University, where he was a fullback for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1967 to 1969, he led the team in rushing every year of his college career. As a senior in 1969, he was as a consensus first-team All-American, was seventh in the vote for the Heisman Trophy. Otis was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1996. In the Ohio State record book, he remains second only to Archie Griffin among Ohio State running backs in career rushing yards per game. In 2000, Otis was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
Otis was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1970. The following year, he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Otis played the last six years of his nine-year NFL career with the St. Louis Cardinals. Otis's most successful year as a professional was in 1975, when he rushed for an NFC-leading 1,076 yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl. Otis beat Minnesota's Chuck Foreman by 6 yards, thus preventing Foreman from achieving a rare Triple Crown. Otis's father, Dr. James John Otis, had been the roommate and best friend of Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes when both men were members of the Sigma Chi fraternity of Denison University in the 1930s. To avoid any appearance of impropriety, Hayes broke off all social contact with the elder Otis during the son's college career. Dr. Otis operated a medical practice in Celina, Ohio. Otis's son, James John Otis II, was a star high school quarterback in the St. Louis area, he was invited to Ohio State in 2001 as a preferred walk-on and lettered in 2003 for special teams play.
Jim Otis's other son, Jeff Otis, has been under contract with five NFL teams and is a free agent
The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as adjudged by the Football Writers Association of America. It is named after John H. Outland. One of only a few players to be named an All-American at two positions, Outland garnered consensus All-America honors in 1898 as a tackle and consensus honors as a halfback in 1899. Outland had always contended that football tackles and guards deserved greater recognition and conceived the Outland Trophy as a means of providing this recognition. In 1988, Jim Ridlon was commissioned to sculpt the Outland Trophy. A member of the National College Football Awards Association, the award has become one of college football's most prestigious. Lombardi Award Rimington Trophy UPI Lineman of the Year Outland Trophy website
Rex William Kern is a former American football player. He played professional football in the National Football League at defensive back for the Baltimore Colts and Buffalo Bills. In college, Kern was the quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1968 to 1970. Kern was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Born and raised in Lancaster and the son of a barber, Kern was a star three-sport athlete for Lancaster High School and graduated in 1967. In baseball, he was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics, was offered basketball scholarships to UCLA, North Carolina, Ohio University; however Kern had long sought to play basketball for Fred Taylor of Ohio State and had fostered a relationship with Taylor that led to a scholarship offer. During the recruiting process, he was recruited by Woody Hayes and committed to Ohio State to play both sports. At Ohio State, Kern quarterbacked the freshman team in 1967, which included 11 high school All-Americans, but suffered a back injury playing freshman basketball.
Despite back surgery in June, Kern recovered in time to be named first string quarterback for the varsity football team ahead of senior Bill Long, who had quarterbacked the Buckeyes in 1967. Kern was the leader of the Buckeyes' Super Sophomores, guiding the Buckeyes to an undefeated season and a consensus national championship in 1968; the Super Sophomores finished their three-year varsity careers with a record of 27–2. Kern was a dangerous runner. In the 1968, 1969, 1970 seasons, he ran for 583, 524, 597 yards respectively—high numbers for a Big Ten quarterback; the 1968 team shut out top-ranked Purdue on October 12 and went on to an undefeated season, a Big Ten championship, a berth in the Rose Bowl. Kern was named Most Outstanding Player in the bowl as Ohio State defeated O. J. Simpson and the USC Trojans, 27–16, were consensus national champions. In 1969, the Buckeyes were expected to repeat as national champions. Kern directed a high-scoring junior-dominated Buckeye offense that cruised through its first eight games.
But Kern and the Buckeyes were devastated by a 24–12 loss at Michigan, a game in which Kern threw four interceptions. Despite the loss, Ohio State finished as Big Ten co-champions with Michigan and Kern was third in balloting for the 1969 Heisman Trophy, he was named a first-team All-American. Ohio State did not play in a bowl game, because prior to the 1975 season, the Big Ten and Pac-8 conferences allowed just one bowl team each, to the Rose Bowl; the super sophomores rebounded as seniors in 1970 to win the Big Ten title outright, gaining revenge against Michigan. The Buckeyes finished the regular season undefeated at 9–0, earning another trip to Pasadena. However, they were upset by the #12 Stanford Indians, led by quarterback Jim Plunkett, the Heisman Trophy winner. Kern, a team captain, finished fifth on the 1970 Heisman ballot. Kern was elected to the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1978, was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team in 2000, the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Kern was selected in the tenth round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the defending NFL champion Baltimore Colts. Playing cornerback and safety, he played in all fourteen games of his rookie season of 1971, but only five in 1972 after a recurrence of his back injury. Kern recovered making two interceptions, he was the Colts' National Football League Players Association representative during the union's strike prior to the 1974 season. After the strike ended, Kern was waived when general manager Joe Thomas acted on his threat to cut players who had walked out, he played eight games with the Buffalo Bills in 1974 before ending his career as an active player due to chronic back problems. Kern earned three degrees from Ohio State, a baccalaureate, a master's, a Ph. D. in education. He credited his success to his education, his education to Woody Hayes, with whom he had a lifelong friendship. In 2001, he created the Anne and Woody Hayes Endowment for the prevention of child abuse to Columbus Children's Hospital.
Jim Tressel and Jeff Snook, What It Means To Be A Buckeye, "Rex Kern 1968–70", Triumph Books 2003, ISBN 1-57243-602-6 Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference
Louis Leo Holtz is a former American football player and analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary, North Carolina State University, the New York Jets, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, the University of South Carolina, compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. In 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. Holtz was born in Follansbee, West Virginia and grew up in East Liverpool, where he was raised as a Roman Catholic, he graduated from East Liverpool High School. After high school, Holtz attended Kent State University, he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, played college football as an undersized linebacker, graduated in 1959 with a degree in History.
Holtz trained under Kent State's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps and earned a commission as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army Reserve at the time of his graduation from college. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1960, at Iowa, where he received his master's degree. From there, he made stops as an assistant at William & Mary, South Carolina and Ohio State; the 1968 Ohio State Buckeyes football team won a national championship with Holtz as an assistant. Holtz's first job as head coach came in 1969, at The College of William & Mary, who played in the Southern Conference at the time. In 1970, he led the William & Mary Indians to the Southern Conference title and a berth in the Tangerine Bowl. In 1972, Holtz had a 33 -- 12 -- 3 record in four seasons, his first three teams achieved final Top 20 rankings, including a final Top 10 finish in the 1974 Coaches Poll. His 1973 team won the ACC Championship, his Wolfpack teams played in four bowl games, going 2–1–1.
Holtz received offers to become the Tulane head coach. He at first accepted the offer from David Dixon, the New Orleans Saints founder Holtz called Dixon saying he wouldn't come to Tulane. Following the 1975 season, Holtz accepted an offer to leave college football and become the head coach of the NFL's New York Jets. Holtz's lone foray into the professional ranks began when he was appointed as head coach of the New York Jets on February 10, 1976, he was selected over Johnny Majors, Darryl Rogers, Marv Levy. Holtz resigned ten months on December 9 with the Jets at 3–10 and one game remaining in the 1976 season. Upon his departure, he lamented, "God did not put Lou Holtz on this earth to coach in the pros." Holtz's jump to the NFL as head coach for only thirteen games with a 3–10 record before returning to the college game with Arkansas would be duplicated by Bobby Petrino 31 years in 2007. Holtz went to the University of Arkansas in 1977. In his seven years there, the Razorbacks reached six bowl games.
In his first season at Arkansas, he led them to a berth in the 1978 Orange Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners coached by University of Arkansas alumnus Barry Switzer. The Sooners were in position to win their third national championship in four seasons after top-ranked Texas lost earlier in the day to fifth-ranked Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Arkansas' chances looked slim. In one of his last practices, All-American guard, Leotis Harris suffered a season-ending injury, only a couple of days Holtz suspended both starting running backs, Ben Cowins and Michael Forrest, top receiver, Donny Bobo, for disciplinary reasons. However, behind an Orange Bowl record of 205 yards rushing from reserve running back Roland Sales the Hogs defeated the Sooners, 31–6. Holtz was considered to be the leading candidate to replace Woody Hayes at Ohio State in 1979, but Holtz did not pursue the job because he did not want to follow Hayes. Holtz was dismissed following a 6–5 campaign in 1983. At the time, athletic director Frank Broyles stated that Holtz had resigned because he was "tired and burned out", was not fired.
Broyles testified 20 years that he had fired Holtz because he was losing the fan base with things he said and did. Holtz confirmed that he had been fired, but that Broyles never gave him a reason, although reports cited his political involvement as a major reason: controversy arose over his having taped two television advertisements from his coach's office endorsing the re-election of Jesse Helms as Senator from North Carolina at a time when Helms was leading the effort to block Martin Luther King Day from becoming a national holiday. Holtz accepted the head coaching job at the University of Minnesota before the 1984 season; the Golden Gophers had only won one game vs. Rice in 1983, but under Holtz won 4 games, including 3 in the Big Ten. In 1985 the team was 7-5 and were invited to the Independence Bowl, where they defeated Clemson, 20–13. Holtz did not coach the Gophers in that bowl game, as he had accepted the head coaching position at Notre Dame, his contract purportedly included a "Notre Dame clause" that allowed him to leave if that coaching job were to become available.
This proved to be false, as most standard contracts do not contain a "Notre Dame" clause. Holtz's tenure at Minnesota was not without controversy. Just prior to the 1991 Orange Bowl, the NCAA implicated the Holtz-era
Ohio State Buckeyes football
The Ohio State Buckeyes football team competes as part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing Ohio State University in the East Division of the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State has played their home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio since 1922; the Buckeyes are recognized by the university and NCAA as having won eight national championships along with 39 conference championships, seven division championships, 10 undefeated seasons, six perfect seasons. As of 2017, the football program is valued at $1.5 billion, the highest valuation of any such program in the country. The first Ohio State game was a 20–14 victory over Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, on May 3, 1890; the team was a football independent from 1890 to 1901 before joining the Ohio Athletic Conference as a charter member in 1902. The Buckeyes won two conference championships while members of the OAC and in 1912 became members of the Big Ten Conference. Ohio State won their first national championship in 1942 under head coach Paul Brown.
Following World War II, Ohio State saw sparse success on the football field with three separate coaches and in 1951 hired Woody Hayes to coach the team. Under Hayes, Ohio State won over 200 games, 13 Big Ten championships and five national championships, had four Rose Bowl wins in eight appearances. Following Hayes' dismissal in 1978, Earle Bruce and John Cooper coached the team to a combined seven conference championships between them. Jim Tressel was hired as head coach in 2001 and led Ohio State to its seventh national championship in 2002. Under Tressel, Ohio State won seven Big Ten championships and appeared in eight Bowl Championship Series games, winning five of them. In November 2011, Urban Meyer became head coach. Under Meyer, the team went 12–0 in his first season and set a school record with 24 consecutive victories, won three Big Ten championships, won the first College Football Playoff National Championship of its kind in 2014. After early attempts at forming a team in 1886 and 1887, football was established at the university in 1890.
On the site of the first OSU game, on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, on May 3, 1890, the Delaware County Historical Society has set an historical marker. Some histories of Ohio State football credit George Cole, an undergraduate, Alexander S. Lilley with introducing the sport to the campus. More recent research has challenged that claim, stating that George Cole persuaded Lilley to coach the football team during its first full season that fall. OSU's first home game took place at 2:30 p.m. on November 1, 1890. They played the University of Wooster on the site, called Recreation Park. Just east of historic German Village, the park occupied the north side of Schiller, between Ebner and Jaeger, in what is now Schumacher Place. OSU lost the game, 64–0. Over the next eight years, under a number of coaches, the team played to a cumulative record of 31 wins, 39 losses, 2 ties; the first game against the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, was a 34–0 loss in 1897, a year that saw the low point in Buckeye football history with a 1–7–1 record.
Jack Ryder was Ohio State's first paid coach, earning $150 per season, lost his first game, against Oberlin College and John Heisman, on October 15, 1892. In 1899 the university hired John Eckstorm to bring professional coaching skills to the program and went undefeated. In 1901, center John Segrist was fatally injured in a game against Western Reserve University and the continuation of football at Ohio State was in serious question. Although the school's athletic board let the team decide its future, Eckstorm resigned. In 1912 football underwent a number of developments that included joining the Western Conference, making football as part of a new Department of Athletics, hiring Lynn W. St. John to be athletic director. Chic Harley attended East High in Columbus and was one of the greatest players to attend an Ohio high school, he passed, received, punted and played defense. Harley came to Ohio State in 1916 and Columbus fans fell in love with the Chic. Harley and the Buckeyes won the first Big Ten championship in school history in 1916 when the Buckeyes finished 7–0.
He would repeat in 1917 giving the Buckeyes a second outright title. In 1918, he left to be a pilot in the air force for World War I. With Harley's return in 1919, the Buckeyes would only lose one game—to Illinois. Chic Harley left OSU with a career record of 22–1–1. At the time, OSU played at the small Ohio Field and Harley brought such record crowds it became necessary to open Ohio Stadium in 1922; the stadium was built on fan donations and several stadium drives around the city where Harley would appear. In 1951, when the College Football Hall of Fame opened, Harley was inducted as an inaugural member. Ohio State's first rival was Kenyon College, a small liberal arts college in Gambier 50 miles to the northeast; the Buckeyes first played them in their first season in 1890 on Nov 27, Kenyon won the first two meetings. Kenyon made it their season goal to defeat OSU. After the Bucks joined the Big Ten they stopped playing Kenyon; the all-time record stands at 18–6, OSU. In hiring Francis Schmidt in March 1934 to coach its football team, Ohio State moved its program to a "big-time" level of competition.
Schmidt was an acknowledged offensive innovator. His offensive schemes were a "wide-open" style called "razzle-dazzle" and led him to be the first Buckeye footb