Ryan Day details Ohio State’s plan for practice, annual spring game
Ryan Day touched on a multitude of topics during his National Signing Day press conference and that included plans for practices and the annual spring game.
Most colleges (including Ohio State) had to cancel their spring game in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic as that was the time when it was really starting to spread across the country. They also hardly got to have any spring practices, though it’s looking like that’s going to change in 2021.
According to Day, Ohio State’s tentative plan is to start spring practice in mid-March and to have the spring game in April:
Day said the tentative plan is to start spring practice in the middle of March and have spring game on April 17.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) February 3, 2021
Day is also planning on having close to a normal spring, though there will still be COVID-19 protocols in place:
Ryan Day: “We're planning on having a somewhat normal spring.” Ohio State is still under COVID-19 protocols, but in terms of timeline, Buckeyes will have about six weeks of winter workouts followed by a standard spring practice schedule.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 3, 2021
As the tweet says, Ohio State will have six weeks of winter workouts before they go into spring practice. Day is also hoping to have players better prepared for the fall, thanks to spring practices:
He says they have good enough personnel, and there were moments when they did the wrong things schematically and could have done a better job coaching.
He says with a full spring, they can do a better job getting guys prepared for this fall.
— BuckeyeScoop (@BuckeyeScoop) February 3, 2021
Having a full spring will also mean that the Buckeyes could make adjustments to their scheme going into 2021.