Ryan Day explains decision to run Chip Trayanum with 3 seconds left
Ryan Day and Ohio State are walking out of Notre Dame Stadium with a 17-14 win, coming up with a game-winning touchdown with one second on the clock. That play call went to Chip Trayanum on an up-the-gut run with what was always going to be Ohio State’s final offensive snap.
In his postgame interview, Day was asked about that play. He admittedly had to catch his breath after unloading a rant directed at Lou Holtz and critics of Ohio State.
“Alright, let me take a deep breath,” said Day.
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“So we get down there, we had no timeouts and I felt like we had a chance to spread out to get Marv (Harrison Jr.) the ball. We wanted to get Marvin the ball, he’s the best receiver in football,” said Day. “But then with 3 seconds left, we knew that was the last play and I felt like they could’ve been a little bit soft inside, we gotta get a yard… We had to get it right there, we got it, we won the game and just so happy for our team.”
As the reporter let Day leave the field, the head coach thanked her for being patient with his comments. At the end of the end, it’s understandable to see a fired-up Day, and it’s probably a good sign for the mentality in Columbus coming out of Saturday’s thriller.