Ohio State Football: Ryan Day’s first month progress report

Just a little over one month ago Ryan Day officially took over as the head coach of the Ohio State football team and things have been fast and furious since.

Since coach Day took over the Ohio State football team he brought in a Top-15 Recruiting class and already began the framework for strong 2020 and 2021 classes which both rank in the top four nationally. He also landed an outstanding quarterback via transfer in Justin Fields.

It is certain coach Day spent the last month calling recruits to convince them why Ohio State was the right choice, as evidenced by offensive linemen Enokk Vimahi and Dawand Jones committing on National Signing Day. The Buckeye head coach also gained 2021 Five-Star defensive end Jack Sawyer.

He also revamped the defensive coaching staff. Coach Day added former Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, linebackers coach Al Washington and secondary coach Jeff Hafley.

With that now in the rear-view mirror, he can begin to shift focus toward the 2019 season. Because of the smooth transition from Urban Meyer and the three games that Ryan Day coached last season, the change at the head coach position already adds familiarity. That gives him a better chance of having success during the transition between coaches.

Team workouts have also begun as the Buckeyes now are shifting focus to the 2019 football season. That’s the sign the Spring Game will be coming soon when we will get a chance to see the new-look Buckeyes.

The time leading up to the Spring Game will pass by before we know it, but coach Day will have this team well-prepared. Seven new players will likely take the field with six early enrollees and transfer QB Justin Fields.

Ryan Day already has experience as the head coach of the Buckeyes, and it’s the first time in Ohio State football history an interim coach (or acting, as the Buckeyes officially called it) from one season became the permanent one the next. Day not only brings that experience but also brings his impressive skill set as an offensive genius with college and NFL experience.

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With a talented team, an impressive recruiting class and an experienced coaching staff roaring into 2019, the Ryan Day led Buckeyes look to return once more to the College Football Playoff.

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