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Head Coach Ryan Day (2019 B1G Media COY)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by NJ-Buckeye, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    We’re not going to be apprehensive,” he said. “We’re going to go after people and be aggressive because that’s the way I think you’ve got to live life. You’ve got to be aggressive that way. To start getting anxiety or worry about losing is not going to happen.”

    I am fully confident in his attitude and mentality, hoping we see that mentality with this team and the years to come. I think we’ll be really fortunate to have Coach’s a day fall right into this spot I’m a big fan already.
  2. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Exactly why they touch peoples dicks... its the PEDs
  4. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM
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  5. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

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  6. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Besides being a snarky douchebag?
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    it'll also come at the expense of the other sports. Good bye fencing and water polo etc
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin


    A trip to Manchester: Explaining Ryan Day’s identity


    By Ari Wasserman 6h ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — This isn’t the town Ryan Day grew up in anymore.

    Change is inevitable everywhere, but the gradual evolution of a community is more evident in smaller towns. Manchester isn’t a town anymore. It’s a city, with a population that has increased almost 30 percent from Day’s childhood.

    But there’s a place here that has withstood time, a place that picked a moment in history and decided to stay there. The Puritan Backroom is a family restaurant off Hookset Road that initially opened downtown, on Hanover Street, in 1917. It relocated to its current location in 1938 as a hot dog window that also sold candy and ice cream; the owners opened a back room in 1974 for dining, hence the restaurant’s name. In the 1990s, the owners acquired a building across the parking lot for use as a community center, where people have graduation parties, funerals, family reunions and anything else worth celebrating or mourning. Happy or sad, the community does it together here.

    In the Backroom, it’s still 1974.

    Pull off Hookset Road, drive by the large Puritan sign on the front of the building, navigate slowly past the line of people standing at the side window ordering ice cream and park in the back. The doors under the purple awning welcome you to the past. There’s a small reception area to the right where people wait to be seated and catch up with their neighbors, and to the left there’s a bar with a display of liquor bottles and small TVs. Behind it all, there’s a large room with oak accents filled with tables, booths made of wood and leather, and green wallpaper with gold flower accents that probably was installed the day the room was built. And everyone in here seemingly is family — a brother, a cousin, a distant relative.

    Sit at the bar and be prepared for conversation if the bartender doesn’t recognize you.

    Cont'd ...
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ryan Day Speaks at Columbus Sports Commission’s 16th Annual Morning Sports Report


    Ohio State head coach Ryan Day headlined the Columbus Sports Commission’s 16th annual Morning Sports Report on Tuesday, along with Columbus Crew SC Head Coach Caleb Porter.

    The event was moderated by former Buckeye linebacker James Laurinaitis, who asked Day about his transition to a head coaching job, his new staff, his family, recruiting, and the rivalry.

    Here are the highlights from Day.

    + Day said the major difference in coaching college compared to coaching the NFL is the ability to bring in the players you want and then make an impact on their lives. He said life for a college football coach is more stable.

    + Day asks his coaching staff in meetings every day, “Do you love your players? Do they love you?” and he asks his players “Who do you love most in your life?” He said if they love each other like they love their family, they can have something special.

    + The core has stayed the same but the staff has changed a lot. He can see the staff gelling and building relationships. “So far, I’m really pleased with what we did.”

    + The time for building relationships is now because they will be going through tough times together in September and October, hopefully not a loss, though.

    + Something new that he has experienced since being a head coach is the amount of photos. Day said that they went to the Art Festival downtown but only for an hour because people wanted to take a lot of pictures.

    + Day and his wife love the community in Columbus. They grew up in a small community where they were the first ones to leave. They understand what community means and it felt right when they got here.

    + He has a wider scope on everything now. When he was a position coach, he was in a box just worried about his players. Now, everything is his responsibility and he notices things he didn’t notice before.

    + Day said he wants to be an approachable head coach. The players need someone they feel comfortable talking to. He wants to be involved in their lives.

    + Day said it takes time to figure out what the offense is going to look like but they are still going to have a successful offense.

    + “This is going to be a very different looking team,” Day said. The Buckeyes lost a lot of key players but there are still going to be those same core principles.

    + In recruiting, he draws the line on middle schoolers, meaning he only recruits high schoolers, even though middle school parents still like to send him their kids’ tapes.

    + His 11-year old son thinks he is the GM of Ohio State football. “He walks around like he owns the place.”

    + Day said it’s amazing what has changed in the quarterback room in the last year. Justin Fields and Gunnar Hoak won’t have the opportunity to sit in the meeting room and learn for two years before starting like Dwayne Haskins.

    + “When Justin Fields became available it just seemed like a great fit.”

    + “We are not allowed to pay them, but what we can provide for them is crazy,” Day said on recruiting athletes to Ohio State.

    + The Buckeyes have their annual Job Fair on Friday where the players have business cards and resumes and meet with companies to prepare for their futures. Day said the Real Life Wednesday program is a huge draw for recruits.

    + As a head coach you have to wear a bunch of different hats to be able to recruit and coach.

    + “You have to recruit first. If you don’t have that, you’re going to be in trouble.”

    + When asked how he will prepare for the Michigan game, Day said a lot of deep breaths.

    + “We are going to have our hands full in Ann Arbor after the result of last year.”

    + On the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry, “You have to live it every day”

    + “If you wear blue in the facility or say the word Michigan, you have to drop and do five push-ups. It doesn’t matter if you’re 90 years-old.”

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  11. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Maybe check back in on the Dabo thread today :lol:
  12. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Nah, I’m good
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  13. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Something happen last year? Hmm, must’ve missed it. Anyone have a recap?
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  14. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Same old... same old.

    Wight room dancing videos leading to September Heisman candidates leading to a strong start against the patsy part of their schedule leading to a generous "they're back" ranking leading to a huge case of oral diarrhea from some Goldilocks looking d-bag leading to an elevated sense of entitlement leading to the "best player" on the team frequently taking off plays leading to pissing down their leg at the end of the season leading to players protecting their draft status leading to a couple of coaches who see things for what they are and seeking greener pastures leading to "who cares about star ratings, these are future *ichigan Men" leading to a bunch of transfer portal entries.

    Wash, rinse, repeat.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    THE BEST JOB IN FOOTBALL. Ryan Day hasn't even coached a game as the permanent head coach at Ohio State, but in a way I've already come to peace with the idea that he's going to leave for the Patriots as soon as Billy B hangs it up (or more realistically, croaks on the job).

    It makes too much sense. Day spent most of his assistant coaching career in the NFL and Patriots football is basically a religion in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Day isn't a native Ohioan and frankly has no reason to be lifetime loyal to the Buckeyes. But what if he just simply wants to be at Ohio State forever because he thinks it's the pinnacle of coaching? Cause that's what he says.

    From my pal Ari Wasserman of The Athletic ($):

    “I’ve never dove into this in my mind,” (Ryan Day) says. “I came from a town where who you are matters. There’s a pride in who you are. And in the sports world, it was the Celtics and the Red Sox and the Patriots. There is a sense of pride in that. That’s who we were. There’s an identity with that. And that’s what this place is. Ohio State is in the blood of every person in Ohio. If we were ever to win a national championship here, I would cry. I would cry like a baby. I would want to do a parade in Columbus and Cleveland and Cincinnati. I know what this team means to the people in this state.

    “That’s the way I was brought up. That’s how I was brought up in that town. That’s the way we were all brought up there. I wasn’t born in Ohio. But I know what identity is.”


    “Picture an immigrant, or our families who came over from Scotland and Ireland,” (Day's brother) Chris says. “All of those years of all of our family ties, yours, everyone’s, how they got over here, it’s a fucking battle. They end up in Manchester or Columbus, and they stay there. Well, Ryan hasn’t fucking ended up anywhere. So all these years, he’s gone place to place to place, and he wants to settle in. If he can get settled in and win, that’s what he wants. He wants what he had in Manchester somewhere else. He wants it to be in Columbus. That’s a fact.”

    But what if the Patriots come calling?

    “In my opinion,” Ryan says, “and this is what blows everyone’s mind away — this is a bigger job than the Patriots. You can be anywhere in the country and there are Buckeyes everywhere. This is the biggest and best job in football.”

    The more I think about it, the more this situation feels like the Dabo Swinney conundrum.

    See, I always assumed Dabo would be Nick Saban's heir at Alabama, because it made too much sense. He's one of the best coaches in the game and happens to be an Alabama alum.

    The problem is, why the hell would he leave Clemson at this point?

    If Day's successful (and he's already nailing his first offseason, by all accounts), why the hell would he be ready to leave Ohio State in a few years?

    But honestly, I'm not sure we need to even consider either of those situations since both Nick Saban and Bill Belichick seem to have made a deal with the devil and I expect them to coach eternally at this point.

    Anyway, the entire piece from Ari is fantastic, as usual. It's a deep dive on Ryan Day's hometown and upbringing and what that says about the new Buckeye coach's identity. It's absolutely worth your read if you're one of their subscribers.

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