One day.

That’s all that stands between us and the Sugar Bowl showdown between No. 3 Ohio State (6-0) and No. 2 Clemson (10-1), a rematch of last year’s thrilling Fiesta Bowl. Once again, it’s one of the most anticipated matchups of the bowl season, with a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game hanging in the balance.

Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day and Tigers leader Dabo Swinney both met with the media on Thursday as the two teams prepare for their semifinal showdown on Friday. While both coaches have spoken with reporters a handful of times leading up to this game, the New Year’s Eve media availability will be the final time before the two teams take the field.

Day talked about preparation, Ohio State’s defensive outlook, the matchup with Clemson and, of course, his thoughts on Swinney ranking the Buckeyes No. 11 on his coaches poll ballot.

Here’s what Day had to say on Thursday, just one day ahead of the Sugar Bowl: