Ryan Day spoke about the first black stripe to come off this spring in defensive back Tanner McCalister, but said Tuesday that “a bunch” of newcomers have flashed already this spring.

“Hopefully we’ll get some more of these black stripes off soon,” Day told reporters.

On the team overall, Day said he’s not sure if the Buckeyes are ahead or behind schedule, and overall they’re right where we need to be right now.”


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“We just have to keep swinging,” he said.

About McCalister, the Oklahoma State transfer losing his black stripe, Day said, “he’s almost like a coach out there. His experience really shows up on the field. His feels comfortable in this style of defense.”

Day added that McCalister looks like one of those old player coaches.

About Cade Stover’s move from linebacker to tight end, Day said it may not be permanent and, “You never say never, but his focus is on tight end now.”

Stover has a huge ceiling at tight end, according to Day.

Day said running back TreVeyon Henderson’s potential is “to be as good as anyone in the country.”

“He’s a very serious young man … he sets a great standard for everybody in the building,” Day said.

H/T Dan Hope and Griffin Strom.