Former Ohio State University football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87
Posted: 5:48 AM, Apr 20, 2018
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<p>COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 19: Overall of Ohio Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University prior to the start of the Spring Game on April 19, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)</p>
The former football coach for The Ohio State University, Earle Bruce, died early Friday morning, ESPN reports.
Bruce was the coach for the Buckeyes from 1979 to 1987 and had the difficult task of replacing legendary Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes. He was well-regarded, leading the team to four Big Ten titles and had a 5-3 record in bowl games. A number of his players, such as Jim Lachey, Keith Byars and Pepper Johnson, went onto pro careers.