Ryan Day responds to Tony Alford's betrayal of the Ohio State football program

Speaking for the first time since Tony Alford left the Ohio State football program for Michigan, Ryan Day had some interesting things to say about it.
Mar 7, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day watches players stretch
Mar 7, 2024; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day watches players stretch / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

The Ohio State football team had some surprising news last week when they learned that Tony Alford was leaving the program. Not only was he leaving the program in the middle of Spring practices, but he was leaving for the exact same job with Michigan.

Many fans believe that's a betrayal of the Ohio State football program. Some players do too. A few of them took to social media to voice their displeasure with him leaving. At any rate, the Buckeyes now have to find a new running backs coach to replace him.

Ryan Day gives measured response about Tony Alford leaving the Ohio State football program

When asked about Alford leaving for Ohio State's biggest rival, the head coach was measured in his response.

""This could look differently moving forward in terms of our offense just how we're doing things. Who's in what spots and we have really good receivers, good tight ends, good running backs...the run game will look different.""

Ryan Day

He knows that Alford could give some insight as to what they are doing in the run game. It doesn't sound like he's too worried about that. He also said many times during the press conference that people leave for different situations to do what they think is right for them and their families and that's what Alford did.

It's not surprising that Day is diplomatic in responding to what happened. He knows that nothing good can come from him saying some explosive things. I'm sure he has thoughts that he's shared with others privately about how he thinks about the whole situation, but he's not going to tell us.

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The Game has another added layer onto it this season, not that it needed any more of them. I'm sure Chip Kelly will want to run the ball down Michigan's throat once TTUN comes to town on that third weekend in November,