Discussion

Greene made color irrelevant

First black OSU QB proved to be natural leader, proved Hayes to be correct

Updated: March 14, 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By Austin Ward | BuckeyeNation

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- History wasn't being ignored, but Cornelius Greene had too much on his mind to worry about cultural significance.

There was the playbook to consider, for one.

And the responsibility to operate an offense loaded with talent in the backfield and to help lead a team that had the ability to navigate a rugged schedule and go undefeated.

Plus, Greene had never started a game for Ohio State, leaving him with the kind of nerves that would have been there even if he ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM