Posted by Oldtimer on January 01, 19 at 16:59:35:
In Reply to: "Winning in front of the home crowd..." BOOOOOOOOO posted by BJDevil on January 01, 19 at 13:41:03:
This is old news but might be relevant to this thread. I was going to a shoot with a big time contractor that helped build Cooper his home. On the way up I heard that Bruce was fired by OSU. I did not know that Cooper would be there but he was. I had never met him until that event.
I introduce myself and mentioned that on the was up that OSU fired Bruce. Cooper looked me in the eye and sad in his twang something like "what kind of administration would fire a fine man like Earle Bruce".
I think two weeks later he was gone to OSU. We could not capitalize on the great run to the Rose Bowl and the follow up season as he bolted and left us stranded.
He never called the booster to say thanks and I heard that he left his donated car in the Sky Harbor parking lot on his way out of town.
I was sickened when he was inducted into our HOF. His bolting had a big impact on our recruiting and set us back several years.
I am not sure if Marmie was the man to follow him but the cupboard was bare.
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