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Head Coach Ryan Day (Official Thread)

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

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Colin Hass-Hill on February 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm @chasshill
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    Both Urban Meyer and Ryan Day will make appearances at Ohio State basketball games in the next eight days.

    Meyer and a few members of the football team that won the Rose Bowl will be honored during the Buckeyes' basketball game against Penn State on Thursday. They will show off their Rose Bowl championship trophy. The Rose Bowl and Big Ten championship trophies will be available for fans to take photographs with before the game on the concourse level of the Schottenstein Center.

    Day will introduce his coaching staff to Ohio State fans at the men's basketball game against Illinois on Feb. 14. Both trophies will be available for photos that day, too. Greg Mattison, Al Washington, Mike Yurcich, Matt Barnes and Jeff Hafley are the five new assistant coaches who will be introduced.

    Both the Penn State and Illinois basketball games will tip off at 7 p.m.
  2. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Concerning the picture above. One sanctimonious arse doesn't belong there.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Constitutional: What Was Ryan Day’s Biggest Recruiting Challenge?


    On December 4, Ryan Day was named Urban Meyer’s successor as the head football coach at Ohio State. That announcement began his quickly ticking clock towards the February signing day.

    Day had nine weeks to prepare for the Rose Bowl, put his staff together, ingratiate himself with the current players, get to know each of OSU’s commits as well as a head coach should, and still find the time to sign a handful of new commits.

    Day’s staff took shape shortly after the Rose Bowl, as was expected. With just one month between the bowl game and signing day, recruits had to know which position coaches they would be playing under.

    Day’s staff was finalized with a couple of weeks to spare, and when the nine weeks were all over and the letters of intent were signed, the Buckeyes had lost two 2020 commits — possibly temporarily, one 2019 commit, added five signees — including 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison, landed a transfer from former 5-star quarterback Justin Fields, and lost just two players to transfer.

    Nobody expected it to be perfect. It never is. But things could have ended up much, much worse.

    While Day was out looking for coaches and schmoozing recruits, the players back at Ohio State could have been wondering if OSU was still where they wanted to be. Recruits who had signed with Urban Meyer could have been asking themselves that same question. And forget about signing anybody new. That would have been asking too much.

    Ryan Day had challenges every day, and every day he was on the phone or on a plane or in a living room facing those challenges. What could have been an opportunity for mayhem was barely a blip on the crisis radar.

    “I think the biggest challenge early on is getting to know everybody,” Day said. “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. Then going with the 2020s.”

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Constitutional: What Has Ryan Day Learned as Head Coach?


    Ryan Day received a sneak preview of life as Ohio State’s head coach last summer. He went through fall camp as the Buckeyes’ head coach and prepared the team for their first game without Urban Meyer. And then when Meyer was allowed back with his team, it was still Day on the sidelines leading the charge for the next two games.

    In those seven or so weeks, Day made it a point to spend time getting to know the players on offense and defense. He would stop by Chase Young’s locker and catch up, or stop Dre’Mont Jones in a hallway and ask how he was doing.

    As Jim Tressel used to say, players don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Day put time in with the team to let them know he was there for them and if they needed anything, they had a place to go.

    That was just a glimpse of the realities of being a head coach for Ryan Day, but it didn’t scare him away or make him long for the more formulaic life as an NFL coach.

    And from hearing him talk of what he has learned in these nearly seven weeks as Ohio State’s new head coach, the relationships he built in the summer have only grown in the winter.

    “I think there’s a lot of things,” Day said of what he has learned so far. “I think I said this before, maybe even in the preseason. When you’re walking in these shoes, you notice things you didn’t notice before. More than when I was an assistant coach, I realized what great kids we have, from all the way across the board. When you’re just in the offense, working with the quarterbacks, you’re in the offensive world, you know those guys. You see the guys on defense, wider picture, you realize what great kids they are.”

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  5. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Ryan Day is the HC of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

    Just thinking out loud.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Very nice looking family.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Two daughters and no gray hairs. He's superhuman.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    They're still pretty young. Won't last!
  11. Two daughters and a son.
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  12. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Compare Tressel 2001 to 2010:


    Day will get his gray hairs soon.
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  13. LovelandBuckeye

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

    ...and his championship(s).
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Throughout the course of the 2006 season, Ohio State seemed destined to go wire-to-wire as college football's best team.

    The Buckeyes came into the year ranked No. 1 on the strength of an offense that featured eventual Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Troy Smith, wideouts Tedd Ginn and Anthony Gonzalez and running backs Antonio Pittman and Beanie Wells. The defense lost nine starters but had young guns like James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins primed for breakout years.

    They bulldozed their way through the regular season, beating a pair of No. 2 ranked teams in Texas and Michigan, and boasted an average margin of victory of 26 points heading into a BCS National Championship Game appearance where they were a touchdown favorite.

    That's where the Buckeyes ran into the buzzsaw Urban Meyer created.

    Most don't need reminded of Florida's 41-14 demolition of Ohio State. Ginn returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but Meyer's Gators responded with 24 unanswered points before the Buckeyes got off the mat.

    Ohio State had one of the most prolific offenses in college football that year, but on that January night in Glendale, Arizona, it was held to a meager 82 total yards, and the Heisman Trophy winner completed just four passes and netted six total yards.

    A lot of things went wrong for the Buckeyes that night, but it was clear very early the team wearing blue, orange and white were playing with a different edge.

    It wasn't supposed to be that way. In the month leading up to the title game, hardly anyone gave Florida a shot. Meyer used that to his advantage.

    "I'd like to thank all those people," Meyer said of Florida's critics. "Our pregame speech was easy."

    Those critics were highlighted in more than a pregame speech. During Florida's bowl prep, Meyer created a literal bulletin board filled with articles and quotes that doubted the Gators. The head coach wanted his team playing angry, and he spent the month leading up to the title game making sure he got his wish.

    "Nobody never gave us a chance at all. We came here with a chip on our shoulder and something to prove," Gators receiver Dallas Baker said. "Nobody gave us a chance, but finally we can throw up the No. 1."

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  15. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

    I remember that game so well. I was lucky enough to see that team in person twice in '06.......the Bowling Green game and TTUN.

    Leading up to Glendale, something seemed amiss. The fire was gone, as if beating Xichigan was the only that mattered, Anthony Gonzalez couldn't have care less who they played in Glendale, Troy Smith's Titanic-esque post Heisman statement "nothing can stop me now", and Alex Boone and his buddies seeing how many times they could stuff themselves on In-And-Out burgers leading up to the game. On game night, the Buckeyes came out on the field totally flat, in contrast to the Gators, who obviously were pumped to the maximum. Everybody knows the rest. One of the greatest teams in Ohio State history had lost their focus. For the first time I can remember, Tressel seemed completely helpless.

    Another interesting side story..........on the Saturday leading up to the Bucks/Gators game, Boise State dismantled Oklahoma in, I believe, the Fiesta Bowl. Shelley and Urban were watching the game, and Urban fell asleep on the couch, missing virtually the entire thing.
    Afterwards, Shelley said, "Hey, you just missed the best game I ever saw." Urban's reply? "Yeah...wait until you see us."

    Both Tressel and Meyer stand, along with Woody, as the greatest to ever coach at tOSU. Ryan Day has his work cut out for him to be sure, but all indicators say he's up to the task.

    Time and change will surely show. :jt: :urban2: :day:
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019

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