Ohio State football: Former coach Earle Bruce to dot the ‘I’

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had some terrific coaches in the past. This weekend, legendary ex-coach Earle Bruce will be in attendance for a special honor.

Bruce will be in attendance in the game, but he won’t just be there as a fan and alumnus. He will reportedly dot the “I” in the marching band’s traditional script Ohio before every home game.

I was floored…I couldn’t believe it,” Bruce told WTVN’s Matt McCoy after he was asked to help the band. “I always like to talk about the band. The band is so great.”

This will reportedly be just the 14th time a non-band member has dotted the I before a home game, so Bruce should certainly feel honored about getting this opportunity. But, this is just one way the school is repaying him for all he did with the Buckeyes during his career.

He played running back with the team from 1949-1951 before becoming head coach in 1979 and serving through the 1987 season. He helped them to a 81-26-1 record, won four Big Ten championships and held a 5-4 record over Michigan.

He also is the last coach to win Big Ten Coach of the Year, which he did in 1979 when the team went 11-1 and made the Rose Bowl. He also set forth one of the best coaches in college football today as he hired current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer as a graduate assistant in 1986.

The Buckeyes host the Scarlet Knights on Saturday at 12 noon EST on Big Ten Network.

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