Ohio State Football: One thing Ryan Day can never be faulted for

Dec 30, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day speaks to the media during the coaches Peach Bowl press conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.Ceb Peachbowl Coaches Kwr 02
Dec 30, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day speaks to the media during the coaches Peach Bowl press conference at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.Ceb Peachbowl Coaches Kwr 02 /
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It’s very hard being the coach of the Ohio State football team. The head coach is open to scrutiny at all times unless they win literally all of their games. It can be a thankless job at times, even if you win a national title in your career. Ryan Day is learning that.

Day has lost just five games in his four years as coach of the Ohio State program. Yet, he sits on the hot seat as he enters next year due to his failure to beat TTUN each of the last two years. Coaching standards are tough in Columbus when coaching the Buckeyes.

There is one thing that no one can scrutinize about Day, no matter how long he’s in charge of the Buckeyes. That one thing is that he deeply cares about his players and their well-being. That is an unassailable fact and it’s something that more Buckeye fans should appreciate.

We saw it firsthand with how Day handled the situation with Harry Miller. Miller has been very brave in disclosing what he was going through while he was a player. Day has made it known how much mental health has played a part in his life, so he knew exactly what to do with this situation.

Day very well could have helped save Miller’s life by getting him the help he needed. He sent a message to each and every player in that locker room that he cares about them as more than football players. That’s actually the most important aspect of coaching in my opinion.

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Day also cares about his players’ success at the next level. He will always take the criticism as a coach instead of letting it fall on his players, even if the players deserve it. He wants his guys to be seen by the NFL, which is what all of these players want.