Ryan Day discusses Ohio State's defensive preparation for Rose Bowl vs. Utah
Ohio State is gearing up for the Rose Bowl to cap another season with double-digit wins under Ryan Day.
The Buckeyes have gone 30-4 since Day took the helm of the program following the 2018 season, including 2 trips to the College Football Playoff. Unfortunately, Ohio State came up just short in 2021 of a B1G Championship Game and potential bid to the CFP but wound up in the Rose Bowl as an at-large team.
In Ohio State’s 2 losses this season, it was the defense that was particularly discouraging for the Buckeyes. Following the loss to Oregon, Day shuffled the defensive staff with Ohio State landing Oklahoma State DC Jim Knowles following the end of the regular season to lead the Buckeye defense.
On Friday, Day discussed what impact that has had on preparation for Utah and the Rose Bowl. According to Day, Knowles was not involved in any of Ohio State’s bowl preparation this season as the head coach is aiming for a fresh start on that side of the ball on Jan. 2. Day is still finalizing how the rest of the defensive staff will look moving forward.
Day said incoming DC Jim Knowles has had no involvement in Rose Bowl preparation. Said he’ll start fresh on Jan. 2.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) December 31, 2021
On defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, Day says he had no input on Rose Bowl preparations, and that the Buckeyes will “start fresh” on Jan. 2. Day says he’s still figuring what the mix of coaches will be on defense moving forward.
— Griffin Strom (@GriffinStrom3) December 31, 2021
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