Ohio State head coach Ryan Day wasn’t on the sideline for the Buckeyes 52-12 win over Michigan State on Saturday.

Day had tested positive for COVID-19 the week prior and had to watch the game with the Spartans from home. Day said the three hours of the game time was probably the hardest of his life.

After spending every season since 1998 either coaching or playing, Day had to experience the afternoon contest like most of the rest of us, on television.

Associate head coach Larry Johnson stepped in as the interim head coach in Day’s absence, and led the Buckeyes to a convincing win, with 521 yards of total offense on the day, and having the defense allow just 261 yards.

Day met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the game, his experinece with COVID-19 and preparation for this Saturday’s game with rival Michigan.