Atlanta storm traps Ohio State coach Tom Herman in car for 19 hours


No one was going anywhere in Atlanta. (Ben Gray / AP Photo / Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)

Among the thousands of people who were trapped in cars for hours and hours in the Atlanta snow and ice storm was Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who was trying to get to the airport after a recruiting trip to Kennesaw, Ga.

The photos are horrific, the stories are frightening. Herman’s tale of his nearly 19 hours on Interstate 285, told on Twitter, is good-humored but still harrowing.

Thirteen hours in, abandoning his car and walking seemed like a good idea.

Nineteen hours in, it was time to walk.

Herman got on a 9 a.m. flight, but hadn’t forgotten about the mess he was leaving behind in Atlanta.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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