AUDIO: Ryan Day On The Start of Spring Ball

Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says he plans to leave an imprint on the Buckeye football program, and that in a couple years, fans might see that there have been "quite a few changes" made.

For now, though, Day is prioritizing continuity, and so he's running practices much the same way Urban Meyer used to run them.

Some other insights from today's media session with the new OSU head man:

  • Day was pleased with the team's offseason and with the energy of today's workout.
  • It's not necessarily a goal for Day to name a starting quarterback by the end of spring. Competition is a good thing, he said. He also wants his signal callers to "feel free to fail" and make mistakes right now, and one way to do that is to avoid creating artificial deadlines when it comes to setting the depth chart.
  • Day half jokingly said he had to remind himself to check in on the defense today.
  • This spring, Day will likely allow his assistants to do the offensive play calling, but come this fall, his "inclination" is to take over play-calling duties.

 
  • Also sitting out? Players who saw the field a great deal in the fall. Like Meyer, Day plans on using the spring to rest up those athletes who already have a large number of snaps under their belt.

To hear Day's complete remarks, check out the audio below:

 

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