Ohio State opens fall camp, Ryan Day talks first day of pracitce
Fall camp is officially underway in Columbus.
Thursday, Ohio State players took to the practice field as B1G teams have been given the nod to begin fall camp for the 2020 season. That news came on Wednesday, when the conference revealed its new 10-game, league-only schedule for the upcoming season.
While there’s still some uncertainty regarding the 2020 football season, Ohio State is plowing forward as if the year will be played. The Buckeyes still have their eyes on beating Michigan, winning another B1G title and claiming a national championship this season.
First, the Bucks need to get through fall camp.
On Thursday, following the first day of practice, head coach Ryan Day met with the media to talk about how Ohio State’s return to the field went this week. Below are some of the most notable comments from his meeting with reporters:
Ryan Day, Ohio State head coach
- “I’m comfortable with starting training camp. As far as playing a game, not yet. There are more details that need to be ironed out before we play that first game.”
- “We feel great about our training camp, where we’re at with our testing and our protocols.”
- On Ohio State’s No. 2 ranking in Coaches Poll: “It’s certainly an honor to be respected by your peers. I know it sounds like coach speak, but what matters is what happens at the end of the year.”
- On RB Master Teague’s rehab: “Master has done an unbelievable job of rehabbing. He’s been focused on it. He’s been disciplined.”
- On “The Game” moving dates: “I don’t have much of an opinion on it because we knew the schedule would be different this year. Nothing is normal this year, and that’s OK.”
- On Shaun Wade being a leader: “When Shaun talks, people listen.”
- On QB Justin Fields: “He’s very determined. He’s very, very motivated right now. You can just see the look in his eye.”