OSU Says Meyer’s Disturbing Woody Hayes Story Was A Joke

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan/CBSSports) – Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is quite the comedian.

At a coaches convention last weekend, Meyer spoke for over an hour and told a story about former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes that went viral over the internet.

Because Meyer’s tale started to make its rounds online, the school issued a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming that what Meyer said was meant to be a joke and was a complete fabrication.

“It is the same story he has told numerous times before, including last year at this same convention, only the coach he talked about last year wasn’t Coach Hayes, but Coach Bruce,” the statement said.

Meyer said that after an Ohio State loss in his first season as an assistant with the program (1986) Hayes questioned the toughness of the coaching staff.

Read the story he told here.


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