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Head Coach Ryan Day (2019 B1G Media COY)

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Relaxed and more exciting, Ohio State is flourishing with Ryan Day in place of Urban Meyer

    The Buckeyes look like a team that has taken the next step in the post-Meyer era

    Urban who? OK, maybe it's too soon. The legacy of Ohio State's most recently "retired" is set in cement. We know that. What we don't know is how the ceiling is for his replacement.

    Yes, Ryan Day is winning with the players Urban Meyer recruited. Thing is … he's winning rather impressively, precisely and continually.

    And with absolutely no drama, which should be a big deal for No. 5 Ohio State.

    After a 48-7 beating of Nebraska, we're now seeing why Ohio State officials turned to a 39-year-old offensive coordinator with no head coaching experience last August when Meyer's conduct threatened to drive the program into a ditch.

    Consider the words sacrilege, if you must, but … Ohio State seems better without Urban Meyer.

    Yes, that assertion is based on a five-game sample, but it also reflects the reason why Day was elevated in the first place.

    If a team reflects its coach, Ohio State just looks more … relaxed. A sense of calm has settled over the program. Forget learning on the job, Day is trying to win a national championship in his first season on the job.

    Breaking news about the Buckeyes has been kept within the white lines, which is a welcome relief. That unexplained Big Ten roadie clunker against an outmanned opponent doesn't seem possible this season.

    Winning with Meyer's players? Sure. You want to know the opposite of that?

    "I still feel like people think it's not real yet," Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller said. "Maybe our fans don't feel like that. Maybe [the media doesn't] feel that way, but I know there's people out there that don't really believe the hype yet."

    Nebraska wasn't just throttled Saturday night, the result almost made Michigan feel better about itself for the thrashing it suffered last November in Columbus, Ohio.


    If Meyer's Buckeyes were a Corvette, Day's Ohio State is a Maserati -- sleeker, faster, sexier.

    They're already talking about edge rusher Chase Young being better than either of the Bosas. Running back J.K. Dobbins is on pace to rush for 1,700 yards. Oh, and quarterback Justin Fields might be the best player in America.

    Day is a protégé of Chip Kelly, a down-to-earth New Hampshire guy who coached NFL quarterbacks before joining Meyer's staff. It shows.

    Ohio State has won at Indiana and Nebraska in Big Ten play by a combined 99-17.

    Fields is starting to look better than Dwayne Haskins -- if that's even possible. He accounted for four more touchdowns against Nebraska (three passing), giving him 23 total this season.

    More than that, the defense that looked so schizophrenic under Greg Schiano has calmed its nerves. And wrecked the opposition. Ohio State has now given up just 43 points in its first five games.

    "We try to keep it week to week," Fields said. "In recent years, as we all know, we definitely slipped up in the past. We're definitely not going to do that again this year."

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    Re: If Meyer's Buckeyes were a Corvette, Day's Ohio State is a Maserati -- sleeker, faster, sexier.

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  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Love Fields' quote on keeping three focus week to week. That's shown so far. If they do that, we're not losing a game heading into the playoffs. It really shows that Day has kept the players focused, but you can see they're having a lot of fun. Great balance. Every fan I talk to is very excited about Day so far.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    A little late, but...

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    When asked about NFL, Ohio State’s Ryan Day says ‘this is where I want to be’


    It was only a matter of when, not if, this topic was broached. And likely not for the last time either.

    Given Ohio State’s 6-0 start to the 2019 season, and given his previous stints in the NFL, it was a given that Ryan Day‘s name would pop up when the big boy football league’s coaching rumor mill began spinning. This week, that rumor mill officially kicked into high gear as Washington fired its head coach, Jay Gruden, with former Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan stepping in on an interim basis.

    Already, Day has been connected to that opening in D.C. Tuesday, the first-year full-time head coach was asked about his name being linked to that NFL job and essentially stated the only thing a coach in his situation could.

    “Being at a place like Ohio State, anytime there’s success, things like this are going to come up,” the coach said of the speculation. “I don’t ever want to talk about any of that stuff.

    “I love it here, and this is where I want to be. Whether it’s good, bad, or indifferent for the next five, 10, or hopefully 20 years that I’m here, I don’t want to comment.”

    Day, who was a quarterbacks coach for two different NFL teams in 2015 and 2016 before coming to Columbus, added some insight as to why he prefers the college game to the pros. From

    Day said that after having to move his family three times in three years, he decided that he wanted to stay at Ohio State as long as he could. Day previously coached for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers before coming to Ohio State.

    Day has OSU moving up in the rankings, tied for third with Georgia in the Associated Press Top 25 (and receiving 10 first-place votes) after beginning the season fifth. The Buckeyes’ offense is fourth in the nation in scoring at 49.3 points per game, while its scoring defense is tied for third (with Iowa) at 8.8 ppg.

    After the first of two bye weekends of the 2019 season, OSU will travel to Evanston Oct. 18 to face 1-4 Northwestern in a Week 8 matchup.

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  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  8. LovelandBuckeye

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

    Good for him. Most military people that actually like stability and their family understand this. Here's to 20 years as HC, 19 Natties (lose a close playoff game in 2031), 19-0 against TTUN (they quit the fucking sport before the 20th game), and no B1G COTY awards.
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    Day is ruthless and I love it.

    He goes for the throat and doesn't relent when he has the chance to bury a team.
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  11. NastyNatiBuck

    NastyNatiBuck Junior

    As I've watched Ohio State this year, the word I would use to describe them is cool. They never seem to be concerned or overwhelmed, they execute with composure that belies their experience. They're a cerebral team.

    That's got to be Ryan Day. His personality isn't an intense force like Urban Meyer, or an almost in your face Midwestern values like Jim Tressel.

    Ryan Day is the subdued guy that oozes self-assurance. No moment is too big for him. He's calm, cool, and collected.

    The contrast is stark compared to Urban Meyer coached teams. We'll see if it's a benefit in the long run, but I think the results speak for themselves to date: Ryan Day is a phenomenal coach, and we are lucky that we had a coach in Urban willing to sacrifice his desires for the betterment of his players and the school he loves to pass the reins along.
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  12. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

  13. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Huge member!
  14. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Excellent work Coach.
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  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I think our O Line play overall will be generally higher than the Urban era.

    I think Day demands it.
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