Ryan Day on confidence in DC Kerry Coombs: 'It's not our expectation'
Things are getting interesting in Columbus.
After the Buckeyes suffered their first regular season loss of the Ryan Day era on Saturday, the Ohio State head coach met with reporters on Tuesday to talk about last week’s disappointing outcome and look ahead to this Saturday’s showdown with Tulsa.
Perhaps the greatest talking point on Tuesday was the defense. Clearly, Day isn’t happy with how that unit is performing through the first two games of the season. He also sounds a little frustrated with defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs.
Day was asked for his confidence level in Coombs after the first two weeks of the season. He provided an interesting response.
“When you look at the results over the last couple games and then coming off last year, it’s not what we expect here,” Day said. “It’s not our expectation.”
Day also said that he’ll look into making changes, including structurally, if it’s necessary. Right now, there have been “no hard decisions” made, according to the Ohio State head coach.
Oregon put up 35 points on Ohio State’s defense last week. In the opener, Minnesota put 31 on the scoreboard. As we saw last weekend, the Buckeyes offense isn’t quite as explosive as it needs to be to overcome those kind of numbers.
Right now, Coombs is still the defensive coordinator in Columbus. Day repeatedly said, though, that he’s looking at everything.