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Head Coach Ryan Day (Official Thread)

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

  1. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

  2. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    Imagine if you are a WR, and these three are walking into your house :-0
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  3. LovelandBuckeye

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

  4. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    Beards make one evil.

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  5. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    two threads clicked this morning... 2 mentions of the wall.. day is off to a good start.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Constitutional: Is Ryan Day Going to Turn Ohio State Into QBU?


    Today’s Topic: Is Ryan Day Going to Turn Ohio State Into QBU?

    Watching another Tom Brady Super Bowl last night, I found myself wondering when we might see a Buckeye quarterback be a vital cog in an NFL championship run.

    With his quarterback friendly offense, I do expect more Ohio State QBs to receive NFL opportunities over the next decade under Ryan Day. (Assuming there is a next decade, of course. And assuming they don’t all transfer.)

    That then got me wondering if the Buckeyes under Day could be on their way to staking their claim as “QBU” down the road.

    Given the fact that Haskins hasn’t done anything in the League yet, along with the low number of quarterbacks Ohio State has sent to the NFL over the decades, the notion of OSU becoming “Quarterback U” seems pretty unlikely at the moment.

    Over the last 11 years, just two Buckeye quarterbacks have been drafted. Cardale Jones was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and Terrelle Pryor went in the third round of the 2011 Supplemental Draft.

    All told, Ohio State has had 14 quarterbacks drafted since 1938 according to, but that number includes both Rex Kern and Steve Bellisari who were selected to play in the secondary.’s list might be off by a guy or two, but you get the picture.

    2016 – 4th round Cardale Jones
    2011 – 3rd round (supplemental) Terrelle Pryor
    2007 – 5th round Troy Smith
    2004 – 5th round Craig Krenzel
    1999 – 4th round Joe Germaine
    1996 – 3rd round Bobby Hoying
    1992 – 8th round Kent Graham
    1988 – 3rd round Tom Tupa
    1987 – 12th round Jim Karsatos
    1982 – 1st round Art Schlichter
    1976 – 11th round Cornelius Greene
    1971 – 10th round Rex Kern
    1971 – 15th round Ron Maciejowski
    1955 – 7th round Dave Leggett
    1955 – 13th round John Borton

    That group has combined for 86 touchdown passes and 111 interceptions.

    The most productive quarterback in Ohio State history is Mike Tomczak, who wasn’t even drafted.

    So again, the idea that OSU could become QBU may seem outlandish, but the journey of a thousand miles begins with one Dwayne Haskins.

    This April, Haskins is going to become the first Buckeye quarterback drafted in the first round in 37 years, and the first Big Ten quarterback selected in the first round since 1995.

    And if all goes as planned for Ryan Day, he won’t be the last.

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  7. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Geez, one great season and Buckeye Nation has anointed a guy as a QB guru. No jumping to conclusions here.

    I hope he is, but my goodness it would be nice if expectations were more subdued.
  8. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    It's not just Buckeye fans but ok
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  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    QB gurus consider him to be a QB guru.
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  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  11. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I call BS. Where is our Heisman trophy winning QB, Kirk Herbstreit? What about his being drafted in the 1st round?

  12. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Interested to see if we get a Signing Day surprise ala the 'annual Meyer surprise'...
    whatcha got Mr Day?
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I think Vimahi might qualify...
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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    After Two Months Of Flying, Ryan Day Lands First Class


    Ryan Day was officially named Ohio State’s next head coach at a press conference at the Fawcett Center on December 4, 2018.

    This came at the end of a tumultuous season for the Buckeyes, including the Zach Smith scandal, a three-game suspension for head coach Urban Meyer, and then constant rumors about the status of Meyer’s health.

    The Early Signing Day was just 15 days away.

    The top prospect in his home state was reportedly leaning toward spurning the Buckeyes and signing with their arch-rival instead.

    The offensive line class was concerning at best. A thin depth chart paired with two solid commitments and a shaky one was a major red flag.

    Two months and two days later Day stood at a podium once again, just across the street at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, with a smile on his face.

    He had kept 5-star prospects Harry Miller and Garrett Wilson in the class. He had enticed that in-state 5-star, Zach Harrison, to join them. He had added a 5-star transfer quarterback from Georgia, Justin Fields. He had kept the vast majority of the players committed to the Buckeyes on December 4 in the class. Oh, and he had flown 9,000 miles round-trip to secure a highly-ranked player who hadn’t even really been considering the Buckeyes in December.

    But 4-star offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi signed with the Buckeyes on Wednesday, barely a month after first being offered a scholarship to OSU.

    Day and his staff had to sell a kid from Hawaii on traveling to snow-covered Ohio in January to see the school in person. Then, in the midst of a hectic final week before Signing Day, the head coach returned the favor with a home visit. It wasn’t easy, but it was part of what needed to get done to fill a big hole on the roster.

    “Flying out to Hawaii, staying for three hours, getting on a redeye back to Columbus was part of that plan,” Day said Wednesday.

    The plan also included landing 3-star tackle prospect Dawand Jones, a raw but immensely talented prospect just scratching the surface of his potential. He signed with the Buckeyes as well.

    It wasn’t perfect – quarterback Dwan Mathis flipped to Georgia, defensive back Jordan Battle signed with Alabama, and Doug Nester ended up with Virginia Tech instead of OSU. But Day and his staff did a solid job not only holding the class together through the switch, but building on that foundation.

    “I think the biggest challenge early on is getting to know everybody. Then when the staff got put into place, we still wanted those guys to make sure they built relationships with 2019s. The loyalty there was off the charts, the families we made connections with, recruiting, has been awesome,” Day said.

    The group ranked only 14th in the 247 Composite rankings, far lower than most recent Buckeye classes. But that was a function of its small size, not the players in it.

    “A couple people asked how come it’s not a bigger class. I think some people may not understand you only have 85 scholarships every year. You can only sign up to 85,” Day said. “We don’t have a lot of guys leaving the program voluntarily. We only had so many spots this year, only two going into this last signing day.”

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    Morning Constitutional: What Was the Common Thread From Signing Day?


    Wednesday was one of the most jam-packed days of interviews on the Ohio State beat that I can remember.

    The day started at 9:30 with each of the seven early enrollees — quarterback Justin Fields, running back Marcus Crowley, receiver Garrett Wilson, offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby, defensive ends Noah Potter and Zach Harrison, and safety Ronnie Hickman.

    Each of the players sat at individual tables for 30 minutes, answering questions from reporters.

    Their first month on campus has been a glimpse into life as a Buckeye, and on Wednesday they received another glimpse with cameras and recorders in their faces as questions rain down on them to the point of repetition.

    An hour after the players, we then had our first opportunity to speak with the new assistant coaches — quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich, linebackers coach Al Washington, co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeff Hafley, and assistant secondary coach Matt Barnes.

    The coaches all talked about why they came to Ohio State, but weren’t ready to reveal any of their plans for the spring or fall because they have yet to see much of their players in any kind of live action.

    And then following that hour with the assistant coaches, Ryan Day showed up about an hour later and talked for 45 minutes.

    All told, the transcripts on the day came to over 38,000 words, which equates to about 110 pages in your average paperback.

    And like any good book, there was a common thread throughout.

    Of the seven players, six are true freshmen who signed with Ohio State in December despite the fact that Urban Meyer was leaving.

    Why did they stay with Ohio State? Obviously, the University is a draw all its own, but the desire to play for Ryan Day was a familiar refrain.

    “I love Coach Day a lot. I’m glad that he’s the head coach,” said freshman offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby.

    “I miss Coach Meyer, but that happens. Coach Meyer is a great guy and I’m going to miss him a lot, but Coach Day brings a new face to the program, new opportunities, and a new energy that I think is going to be good for the program. He’s really full of energy. This morning at mat drills he was out there blowing the whistle in everybody’s face and yelling. It’s an awesome atmosphere and energy.”

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