The Ohio State football program has had a long and storied life. They are one of the most successful programs in college football history. The Buckeyes have numerous national championships, seven Heisman winners, and several All-Americans.
All of that success was due to having great players and great coaching. Ohio State has some of the most legendary coaches in the game. All of them have had some degree of success, although not all were able to reach the summit and claim a national title.
While it’s the offseason I thought it would be fun to take a look at who the three most unheralded coaches in Ohio State football history are. Most of you think you know the order, and some of you might think it’s pretty clear-cut. For me, it was a little murkier the more I looked into it.
The most famous coach in Ohio State football history is no doubt Woody Hayes. His short-sleeved shirt and black hat with a block O look are one of the most iconic looks in the history of the sport. But he is extremely well known across the college football landscape.
In all honesty, the number one coach for me was a no-brainer. The second and third coaches on this list were much harder to get. We’ll start with number three though and work our way to the best coach in Buckeye history. First up is a guy who started this sustained record of success the Buckeyes have now.