Ohio State has returned to Pasadena to play in the Rose Bowl, and that brings back memories of Woody Hayes, the Buckeye coach who left an indelible mark on the game.
Hayes, pictured with lineman John Hicks, was 4-4 in the game, and every trip West was an adventure, writes Chris Dufrense of the Los Angeles Times.
Hayes' bunker mentality was legendary. Hicks recalled the team being sequestered at a monastery before the 1971, '73 and '74 Rose Bowls. "A bed, a Bible and a toilet," Hicks said of his room. "It was a Spartan life."
Before kickoff of the '74 game, Hayes shoved a camera into the face of L.A. Times photographer Art Rogers.