Ryan Day says 'a good amount' of guys will be able to return with B1G's change to virus policy
Ohio State heads to the Sugar Bowl coming off an impressive second half against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game. They also should have a deeper roster.
Missing nearly two dozen players yesterday due to COVID-19 protocols, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day thinks that his team should be healthier and deeper in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day against No. 2 Clemson.
Ryan Day on whether OSU's players out from COVID-19 protocols would be back for the Sugar Bowl if 21-day rule is amended as expected/reported: "A good amount of them. There’s also some of them that are really close.”
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 20, 2020
Noticeably missing from Saturday’s roster were wide receiver Chris Olave, linebackers Baron Browning and Drue Chrisman among others. Despite such key losses, Ohio State overcame a halftime deficit to finish out a 22-10 win over Northwestern.
The Buckeyes did enough – just enough – to be one of four teams to make the College Football Playoff.
They will need to be healthy and deep against a Clemson side that steamrolled Notre Dame 34-10 on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.