Ohio State coach Ryan Day had several nice things to say about Rutgers coach Greg Schiano on Tuesday afternoon.

That’s no surprise — Day and Schiano were once on the same coaching staff at Ohio State under Urban Meyer.

Day gives a lot of credit to Schiano for showing him how to be a head coach while Meyer served a three-game suspension in 2018.

“First off, when we first got here, just a lot of respect for the way he went about his business every day, and then when everything went down that summer — leading into taking over for those first three games — in the preseason, he was a huge help to me,” Day told reporters at his weekly press conference. “So forever in debt for him for that. And then just watching the way he really just coached the coaches, he does a [great job].”

Day parlayed that sentiment into talking about Schiano’s great start at Rutgers. The Scarlett Knights are 1-1 on the season after defeating Michigan State in Week 1. They were competitive in a 37-21 loss to Indiana in Week 2.

“He’s a monotonous recruiter, really good communicator,” Day said. “[Schiano] can see the issues that are coming down the road. Can get out in front of things really well. And so, when you combine all those things, there’s a lot to learn from there. And it’s no surprise, you can already see how well things are going at Rutgers, how that team looks and I think he’s going to build something really good there.”

Schiano also had nice things to say about Day when asked about their relationship on Monday.

The Buckeyes are 2-0 on the season after putting up comfortable wins over Nebraska and Penn State in the first two weeks.

This game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.