The Ohio State football team beat Maryland 37-17 yesterday afternoon in Ohio Stadium. Ryan Day notched a milestone victory in the process.
The Ohio State football team got a hard-fought win over the Maryland Terrapins yesterday and in the process, Ryan Day earned a milestone victory. Day became the second-fastest Ohio State head coach to notch 50 wins. It took Day only 56 games to do so.
Urban Meyer was the fastest Buckeye coach to get to 50 victories, being able to do so in just 54 contests. But this is a great accomplishment for Day as he joins the likes of Meyer, Jim Tressel, John Cooper, Earle Bruce, Woody Hayes, and John Wilce to get to 50 wins as the Scarlet and Gray’s head coach.
The victory also means that the Buckeyes start the season 5-0. This is the fourth time in five seasons as head coach that Ohio State has started 5-0 under Day.
Day said this yesterday following the game on the 50-win accomplishment, via Eleven Warriors:
"“It means, you know, everybody here – it’s the players, it’s the coaches. This is a wonderful place, a great place to be,” Day said. “One of my favorite things is getting a win at noon, going home and celebrating with the family, so we’re gonna do that today.”"
For as much as some fans and media members hassle Day for his play calling or other inefficiencies, we as Buckeye Nation are lucky to have him. He’s a really smart and great offensive mind and it seems like he made a heck of a hire in Jim Knowles to run his defense. You can tell that he loves this university, his players, and the state of Ohio.
The only thing Day needs to do now is beat Michigan and get a national championship. In doing so, Day’s name will join the ranks of Meyer, Tressel, Hayes, and Brown as Ohio State legends.