What Ryan Day said following the B1G's announcement on Wednesday
Ryan Day was a key voice in pushing for the B1G to reinstate the fall football season from the very beginning. He, as well as Nebraska’s Scott Frost, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and Penn State’s Ryan Day, were all very vocal about wanting to play this year,
So when the news broke Wednesday morning that the B1G was reinstating its fall season, the second-year head coach at Ohio State was thrilled, not only to have football back, but for the student-athletes, as well.
Following the B1G’s announcement, Day met with reporters to talk about the B1G’s decision and moving forward with a football season. The league announced that competition would begin the weekend of Oct. 23-24 and that fans would not be permitted to attend games, except family of players and staff.
There will also be strict protocols in place for the conference. But, the good news is, B1G football is back. And here’s what Day had to say about it.
Ryan Day, Ohio State head coach
“I’m happy for Buckeye Nation. Their support during this time has been unbelievable.”
“I’m very excited for our players. We’re at such a stronger place than we were Aug. 11 (with medical protocols).”
“What can you say about Justin Fields? The way that he’s gone about his business, the way he’s been a leader… I can’t say enough about who he is, and the fact that he’s going to have an opportunity to play with the rest of these seniors. That’s all they ever asked.”
“We’ll be ready to go. We’ll play with depth. There’s going to be times that we’re going to have to play a lot of guys, but that’s OK. I think that sweet spot of eight or nine games is a good number.”
“Our team never stopped fighting. …The culture was never more evident.”
On Shaun Wade and Wyatt Davis opting out: “They wanted to play. At the time, the information that they had, we weren’t playing a season. Now that’s changed. …So if they want to play, I believe 1000% they should be allowed the opportunity to play.”