COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day spoke immediately following the Buckeyes’ 24-10 road win at Wisconsin.
Here are the highlights of what was said.
+ On TreVeyon Henderson, Day said they held him out last week to make sure he was 100 percent because this is a big run they are about to go on. He ran hard tonight, is a weapon out of the backfield, and makes a difference out there. When he’s out there he has a big impact on the offense. On the one they missed, they practiced that route a lot, that one hurt.
+ On the offense, Day said they had a good run game and some good passing plays, it was a good combination. They are all frustrated they couldn’t finish some drives — There’s a lot that goes into that, including coaching. The line of scrimmage was moving and having Henderson back made a big difference. But they still haven’t put together a complete game on offense.
+ They decided to hold Emeka Egbuka one more week. Day is confident they will get him back next week.
+ “We can talk about the defense all night.”
+ On Kyle McCord, Day said it’s bumps and bruises and he was able to fight through it. He toughed it out at the end and after some tough plays, he kept swinging and pushing. He showed good leadership and that was a positive.
+ McCord’s first interception was just a bad decision. McCord came off the field and knew that. The second, the corner came off and McCord was reading the flat defender. Day doesn’t blame him for that play because the corner made a play. Those were the conversations as he came off the field.
+ On leaving points on the field, Day said the teams they are playing are good teams, they know they can’t score every time, teams have good plans and are well coached. But they know what they want to get done.
+ Day was telling the team as they were watching games earlier today that they have to bring it every day. Winning is not something they are entitled to. They have one bad day and their season is over. Every game is a battle. The good thing is that they are getting battle-tested and are more poised as a result. “But we will watch film and throw coffee against the wall again, I’m sure.”