WATCH: Al Washington's Favorite Woody Hayes Moment (HILARIOUS)

WATCH: Al Washington's Favorite Woody Hayes Moment (HILARIOUS)

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WATCH: Al Washington's Favorite Woody Hayes Moment (HILARIOUS)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington isn’t just a Columbus (OH) native — he’s the son of former Ohio State linebacker Al Washington, for whom he was named.

That means, yes, one of the Wolverines coaches was, once upon a time, and Ohio State fan, who wanted to play for the Buckeyes.

“Yeah, you grow up, you learn from an early age that that’s a high standard,” Washington said. “I would say I did, but it wasn’t like an obsession. Absolutely, you carry that with you a little bit.”

So, it was a different deal when Washington left his job at Boston College to join the Wolverines staff.

Of course, he had his father’s support, but he heard about the location of his new job almost immediately after the congratulations.

“Well, he was excited!” Washington said. “He was fired up. But that was followed up with, ‘Noooo!’ One of those deals. But he’s excited. Just the position the team’s in, the step we can take is such a rare thing. So we’re excited about that.”

But, because his father played for legendary OSU head coach Woody Hayes, Washington heard some stories. And while one is nationally famous, as it was the instance that got the Ohio State legend fired from his post, Washington was a fan of when Hayes punched a Clemson player — Charlie Bauman — at the 1978 Gator Bowl.

While the story itself is infamous, you have to see Washington’s reaction.

Watch below:

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