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12. Coach Woody Hayes punches player from Clemson in the throat.

Date: 12/29/1978
Sport: Football
Punishment: Fired the morning after the game

Woody Hayes is one of the most legendary coaches in Ohio State and college football history. He won five national titles and is a college football Hall of Famer, but what many remember him for is the way his career ended. A blusterous, quick-tempered fellow, Hayes' frustration at a late-game interception thrown by his quarterback got the best of him during the 1978 Gator Bowl. When Charlie Baumann (who had intercepted the pass) was finally run out of bounds on the Ohio State sidelines, the Buckeyes' coach decided to punch the massive nose tackle right in the throat on national TV. Needless to say, Hayes did not keep his job after that one.

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