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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orange Frazer Pr (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933197609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933197609
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David, As Diane already mentioned we both enjoyed what we read in your book 1968. The memories that came flooding back even I had forgotten. Bravo on all of your tireless work. --John Brockington

Mr. Hyde, I wanted you to know how much John and I enjoyed your book. A number of writer/reporters call to interview John and later share their work, but yours is by far the most literate, interesting, fair, and according to John, accurate presentation of that era that we have read. You are a gifted writer and it's nice to see that class of sophomores--and Coach Hayes--get the first class treatment they deserve. It's a project John is proud to have been a part of. We plan to buy copies for some of the more rabid Buckeyes we know. Congratulations on a job unusually well done. --Diane Brockington

I couldn't put it down. There were many things in there that I did not know about my teammates. I found it to be very well written and much more from the human interest side than the sports side. All in all I enjoyed it immensely. --Ron Maciejowski

About the Author

David Hyde has been a Sun-Sentinel columnist since 1990. Prior to joining the Sun-Sentinel, Hyde worked as a sportswriter for the Miami Herald from 1985-90. He attended Miami (Ohio) University.

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A must read for a Buckeye fan, but any sports fan would enjoy it.
Steven A. Lemmel
Author David Hyde does a spectacular job with his research, which included interviews with players and coaches to piece together this remarkable era.
Best Of All
As a Buckeye fan the first Buckeye game I went to was in Sept 1968.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Best Of All on December 25, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The 1966 season was a rough one for the Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Woody Hayes; a 4-5 record had fans clamoring for a coaching change and some in influential spots wondering about the future of the program.

The head coach since 1951, Hayes last won a Big Ten Conference and national (National Football Writers of America poll) crowns in 1961, as the club finished 8-0-1 overall, but did not play in the Rose Bowl due to the faculty council voting to decline the invitation. It seemed as if that controversy between academics and athletics was a drag on Hayes and the team....and college players aren't the ones who get fired.

A 6-3 record in 1967 was not the type of improvement that was going to buy Hayes many more years to get things turned around. And then came the magic of 1968.

Author David Hyde does a spectacular job with his research, which included interviews with players and coaches to piece together this remarkable era. Hayes retooled his offensive strategy, formed what was arguably one of the best assistant coaching staffs ever in the major college game and looked in earnest outside the Buckeye State for top recruits in the lead-up to '68.

Hyde writes on the hiring of George Chaump, who was brought in to help revamp the offense for 1968: "(He was) hired that winter out of John Harris High School in Harrisburg, Pa., where he had been undefeated the previous three years running a wide-open offense. Dennis Green, who went on to NFL coaching fame, had played for him. So did Jan White. Hayes had visited Harrisburg to recruit Chaump's latest quarterback, Jim Jones, and ended up taking the coach to lunch. It turned into a job interview. Hayes knew, like it or not, he had to upgrade the offense some....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Lemmel on December 16, 2008
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This is a well written, fascinating account of the recruiting and performance of the '68 Buckeyes as they fought their way to to the Rose Bowl and a National Championship. This team infused with the "Super Sophs" was arguably the best Buckeye team ever. The reader learns about the great players like Jim Otis, Jack Tatum and Rex Kern and the great coaching staff including Lou Holtz, Earle Bruce and Bill Mallory. The story is interspersed with vignettes of the players back then and today. It pulls no punches, though, portraying legendary coach Woody Hayes blemishes and all. A must read for a Buckeye fan, but any sports fan would enjoy it. It is a true glimpse into a world that has passed away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Devin Adams on January 9, 2009
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As a huge Ohio State fan I read anything and everything that is written about the University. This is one of the most in-depth and well written books about the football program I have ever read. Any Ohio State fan that denies themself the pleasure of reading this book is missing out on a great experience. GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Crabtree on January 7, 2009
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Whether you are a buckeye fan or just a fan of college football, this book is a must. For those of us who were fans or OSU students at the time, it is an emotional journey back to our youth. The book is simply enthralling and I couldn't put it down.
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This is a great account of what it was like recruiting and putting together the 1968 team that won the National Championship. It was fascinating to read the backround stories about the varios players and how they came to Ohio State to be part of history. It was also nice to get to know what Woody Hayes was like other than what I read in the media at that time. He obviosly had two personalities. One on the field and the other in real life.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed college football in the late 60's.
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As a Buckeye fan the first Buckeye game I went to was in Sept 1968. It was the super soph's first game against SMU who had an All american Qb and an all american flanker. The Buckeyes blew them out and the starting RB was David Brungard. Brungard started in1968 and partially in 69 but John Brockinton surpassed him. Brungard then transferred to Alabama. He got to play for Woody and the Bear.
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By Amazon Customer on November 27, 2013
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This was a great book to read about of the football team from 1968. I know one of the co-captions of this team.
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