Ryan Day Updates From The Buckeye Roundtable – Indiana Week

Ohio State Buckeyes football head coach Ryan Day

COLUMBUS – Ohio State head coach Ryan Day joined the Buckeye Roundtable show on 97.1 The Fan and Ohio State IMG Sports Network on Monday evening to preview the Buckeyes’ game against Indiana on Saturday.

Here’s a summary of what was said.

Ryan Day

+ On Indiana, Day said they have improved in all areas. On offense, the quarterback is doing a great job, the receivers are playing at a high level and have a lot of confidence. On defense, they are aggressive and create turnovers. On special teams, they return well. In all three phrases they are improved.

+ On keeping his players on schedule, Day said they did as best as they could. Saturday they had a quick practice and took Sunday off. Thursday and Friday were the same. It was like coming off of a bye week.

+ On Indiana’s defense, Day said it has changed a bit from last year. They come at you in a bunch of ways. They change it up every look and they have a lot of confidence.

+ On the red-zone success of his team, Day said it is in their plan to win; to score touchdowns in the red-zone. A lot of work goes into that because the game changes down there. “Every yard is worth two or three.” It’s something they have done a decent job of, but it will become more important as they get into more games.

+ On Saturday, he watched games all day at the facility. “It’s hard not to watch it, love watching football, certainly enjoyed watching the games.” When asked if he could watch the games as a fan and not as a coach, Day said no.

+ On COVID, Day said he just told the team that “everywhere you go, no matter who you’re near, it’s there.”

3 Responses

  1. Indiana is now 4-1. They just don’t know it yet. 🙂

  2. Indiana has been one of my “teams to watch” for year along with Northwestern and TTUN. Who thought there would be a year, where Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State would have 2 wins between them and Indiana would have 4? Where you have to lean on Indiana to have top 10 win to hang your hat on. The Covid universe is a strange place.

  3. I live in Indiana. I have read the posts, internet messages, and papers. Everyone in this state thinks they are going to beat the Buckeyes. Their players seem VERY confident as well as their coach. They also believe if they had Penix available for the game last year, they would have beaten Ohio State. (OSU won 51-10) Yes… IU football is very arrogant and most think the Hoosiers will win by 10 or more. As an Ohio State grad, and fan, we can’t allow this to happen in Ohio Stadium. Go Bucks….Beat the Hoosiers!!

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