The Doc Five: Coaches who would make good WWE wrestlers – No. 1, Woody Hayes

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This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.



The other coaches in the top five could talk a great game and be some of the best entertainers around. And Hayes could kick all their behinds.

We posthumously give this "honor" to the toughest SOB to coach college football. There would be no schtick, no theme music, no outlandish outfit other than an Ohio State ballcap and a whistle. Probably just a lot of submissions.

You wouldn't have messed with the man back in his day and neither would I. Yeah, Ohio State told us the turtle snapping story was just a joke, but any man who has that story told about him and everyone thinks, "Yeah, I can totally see that happening" isn't someone to tread lightly on.

Heel or face?
Hayes doesn't care. Probably more likely to be cheered in Columbus than Ann Arbor, but he's not letting anything get in the way of the task at hand.

Natural wrestling rival
Bo Schembechler. Come on, you think we'd give Woody Hayes any different rival in any facet of life? If this was a list of top five chess players or line dancers, Woody's rival would be Bo.

Best old school wrestler comparison
We never were going to be asked if we could smell what Bruno Sammartino was cooking, and he wasn't going to do much of anything but pound people and win. Sammartino pretty much had no schtick, but basically held the heavyweight title from 1963 to 1977. Won the belt the first time by beating a guy in 48 seconds. Woody Hayes would approve of this career path.

Finishing move
The Sideline Punch. Ask Charlie Bauman about it.

Previously on Doc Five
No. 5: Bret Bielema
No. 4: Will Muschamp
No. 3: Mike Leach
No. 2: Les Miles

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