Ryan Day guided Ohio State to another win and a 5-0 start to the season with Saturday’s victory over Maryland. However, the head coach was in the unusual spot of drawing a penalty in the game.

That penalty came during a major connection between Kyle McCord and Marvin Harrison Jr. as the head coach was flagged for sideline interference/delay of game. The good news is that the penalty went as a deadball foul, so the big play still stood up.

After the game, Day was asked if he had any thoughts on the penalty or response to the official. The head coach admitted he would run with the guys for that penalty and would only say he was coaching “as hard as I could.”


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Overall, Day pointed out the team had too many penalties, but he at least takes the blame for one.

“I’m gonna have to run with the guys tomorrow for that one. I take that one. Football’s a tough sport. There’s lot of passion, a lot going on out there, and I’m coaching my tail off,” Day said. “I don’t know, I was just trying to coach as hard as I could. I’m not gonna talk about it, but I will say this: We can’t have that many penalties. That can’t happen. We can disagree on a few of them, but there’s still too many out there.”