Ohio State’s strong season came to an end with a disappointing result in Monday’s National Championship Game.

On defense, the Buckeyes were overmatched and outgunned. Departing offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was brilliant for the Crimson Tide, consistently getting the ball to his playmakers and leading the team to 52 points.

On offense, Ohio State was banged up and limited, losing Trey Sermon early on and key offensive lineman Wyatt Davis just before halftime. Justin Fields and the offense battled hard but managed just seven points after the break as the Crimson Tide pulled away for the win.

After the game, head coach Ryan Day addressed the title game performance and looked ahead to 2021. Among other things, Day also touched on quarterback Justin Fields.

Day said he was proud of Fields’ performance and toughness before saying that he would miss Fields moving forward. Though it is not exactly a surprising comment, it definitely sounds like Fields will indeed forego his senior season and enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

Day also said the leadership of the team has already begun looking at a spring schedule for the Buckeyes. However, they plan for everyone to take a step back to reevaluate and spend time with family before moving forward:

Here’s what else Day had to say following the game: