Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke
Duke Share

Cash left Ohio State to find soul of college football at Duke

All-American safety transferred from Ohio State to play for Cutcliffe

Photo: Jeremy Cash at ACC media days.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke All-American safety Jeremy Cash’s search for the soul of college football’s ideals began when he committed as a high school kid four years ago to play for then-Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.

By the time he arrived in the fall of 2011 from Plantation (Fla.) High, he instead competed as a true freshman for interim head coach Luke Fickell. Once the disappointing 6-7 season concluded, Ohio State hired Urban Meyer to take over in 2012. ... 

Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."