Ryan Day says he'd be in favor of eliminating kickoffs for player safety
Ohio State coach Ryan Day recently offered up a solution to increase the safety of college football players.
During his radio show on Ohio State’s bye week, Day made the suggestion to say bye to kickoffs and automatically give offenses the ball at the 25-yard-line.
Ryan Day said for the safety of players, he is in favor of eliminating the kickoff from the game. Just give offenses the ball at the 25.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 14, 2021
As an example, the now-defunct AAF didn’t have kickoff returns. Day added that he is still in favor of onside kicks, though.
No. 6 Ohio State is coming off a convincing 66-17 victory vs. Maryland on Oct. 9. Next up for Ohio State is a road matchup at Indiana on Oct. 23 (7:30 p.m. EST/ABC).
Prior to the matchup vs. Ohio State, Indiana will host No. 10 Michigan State this weekend.
Ohio State leads the all-time series 76-12-5 vs. Indiana. Ohio State has a 25-game winning streak vs. Indiana. Indiana’s last victory vs. Ohio State in the series dates back to 1988.