After Woody Hayes was fired from Ohio State, Earl Bruce was offered that head coaching position. In Bruce's first year, Ohio State went undefeated in the regular season and played in the Rose Bowl, losing the game-and at least a share of the national championship-by a single point.
The Buckeyes would win at least nine games in each of Bruce's first eight years, including a 10-win season in 1986. They also won or shared three more Big Ten titles. Earl Bruce has hand autographed this Ohio State Buckeyes NCAA Licensed B&W 8x10 Photo. New, Custom White Mat and Premium Black Color Framed. JSA Authentication Sticker & JSA Certificate of Authenticity.