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Insightful Saban Article on his firing at Ohio State & George Welsh

I grew up in Columbus attending my first game in 1969, three games in Ann Arbor 75,77, 79, Sugar Bowl Bear vs. Woody and 1980 Rose Bowl vs. USC, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Anthony Munoz and Ronnie Lott to name a few.

Pete Carroll was the OSU DB coach in the 80 Rose Bowl having followed Earle Bruce from Iowa State. After the Rose Bowl Carroll was hired as the DC for NC State.

Nick Saban was then hired as the DB Coach. During the 1981 Season OSU had a poor pass defense. In Welsh's last game as Navy coach, Navy threw for over 300 yards in a narrow loss. The next week Bruce fired the DC and another coach but planned on keeping Saban. Saban stood up to Bruce on the decision and was then fired.

[Post edited by OhioGrad at 01/12/2021 09:53AM]

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