Legendary College Football Coach Earle Bruce Dies At 87







Legendary college football coach Earle Bruce has passed away. On Friday morning in a statement from his family, it was announced that the former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach died at age 87. Bruce was previously diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.
A statement regarding the coach’s passing reads:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Coach Earle Bruce, early this morning, Friday, April 20. He was a great man, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and a respected coach to many. Our family will miss him dearly, but we take solace in the belief that he is in a better place and reunited with his beloved wife, Jean. We thank you for your prayers and good wishes.”

Current Ohio State coach Urban Meyer remembered Bruce with a touching statement of his own on social media.
“Buckeye Nation lost one of its own. Thoughts and prayers to the Bruce Family. My mentor and friend, thank you for all you did for The Ohio State University, and all those players and coaches whose lives you made a difference in,” Meyer wrote.

Bruce led the Buckeyes for nine seasons and had an overall record of 154-90-2 during his head coaching career which included stops at Colorado State, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Tampa. Bruce also led the Buckeyes to four Big Ten championships.

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