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Podcast: LGHL’s Jim Baird discusses the legacy of Hopalong Cassady

Woody Hayes might never have become Woody Hayes without the help of Hop.

Woody Hayes, Howard “Hopalong” Cassady
The Ohio State University

On Land-Grant Holy Land In Conversation, we talk to people in and around Ohio State athletics, and the sporting world at large, to bring you a different insight and perspective to the teams, athletes, and university that you love.

On this episode, we are joined by Land-Grant Holy Land’s resident Ohio State football historian Jim Baird to discuss the career, life, and legacy of Ohio State’s 1955 Heisman Trophy winner Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, who passed away at the age of 85 on Friday, Sept. 20.

The Ohio State Buckeyes legend is one of the most influential players in program history, and his performance beginning in 1952 very well might be what helped solidify new head coach Woody Hayes’ position leading the Buckeye program.

Contact Jim Baird
Twitter: @J_Baird

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