Football: Woody the Worrywart

Late of an autumn afternoon, when the day's brutal business is done, Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes likes to tilt back in his chair and worry—not about pass patterns or blocking assignments, but "about civilization," especially the lack of appreciation for him and his teams. Hayes, who last fielded a nationally acclaimed team in 1961, is all too familiar with fan fickleness. "When you come out of that stadium an hour and a half after a game," he says, "and there is no one there to congratulate you, it gets pretty lonely. You love it when a little kid happens...

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