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Head Coach Ryan Day (2019 B1G Media COY)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by NJ-Buckeye, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Exactly. Nobody knew who the fuck Hafley was but Day recognized the talent and brought him on (they coached together with the Niners in 2016). I don’t think anybody expected Hafley to be a one-and-done here, so Day was probably caught a little off guard having to find a new DC. I suspect, barring a miracle turnaround by Coombs, Day will begin looking around for a replacement sooner and be more deliberate.
  2. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Day isn’t afraid to make tough calls, IMO.

    I truly think Kerry Coombs is a co-defensive coordinator next year (to help him save face) and a new coordinator will be calling the shots.
    brodybuck21, Jaxbuck, Thump and 3 others like this.
  3. Jake

    Jake Yer bum's oot the windae! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    He inherited a 12-1 team and Justin Fields. It's his team now, and it has obvious weaknesses. How well he addresses them will show whether he's "one of the very best in his field" or not. Today's performance has opened the door for him to show he's up to the task of leading a premier football program. I hope he succeeds, but time will tell.
  4. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Dude has made one hire that looks like bunk. See if he fixes it before you frek out. Meyer made what 4? Tim Beck, Withers, THe OC choice post Herman, Grinch... Yes the D is bad but jeez
  5. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    My hope was that with Mattison retiring they would've gotten a top hire to be co coordinator. Not Freeman because he wasn't going to do that, but I think if they hadn't made the deal they already had with Coombs that would've been the call (adding another up and coming name).

    If Coombs is willing to do that it might work well. Sometimes you need a players coach to work with guys and a structure coach to adjust and add wrinkles.

    I think it's fair to question Day since we're still early in his tenure. Just so long as we're not trying to compare him to Larry Coker. That's damn embarrassing.
    Wingate1217 likes this.
  6. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Day is the one who recruited Fields to Ohio State. He didn’t “inherit” him at all. What the fuck are you talking about?
  7. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Jim Heacock still around? lol

    I don't believe in the "co" crap. Someone needs to lead the defense and be accountable for it. If they aren't up to the task then...
  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Question(and not solely posed to you): how much of a difference is having our DC on the sidelines and not in the booth?
  9. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I get that perspective, but it’s a common tool at NCAA level, especially when it comes to money. The pool is only so large, and titles matter to obtain certain amounts of money. So the “co-DC” approach is essentially saying “we want to pay two guys big $$$$ but one is really calling the shots”.

    Don’t forget Hafley was a Co-DC and it worked beautifully with Mattison.

    I believe Coombs will stay on staff as an overpaid DB coach next year, but there will be a Co-DC with him who is now calling the shots. And Kerry can still bring value as a recruiter and DB coach….will be interesting to see how he handles it. I don’t think he liked being picked over when Alex Grinch came to tOSU.

    But I don’t think Kerry will have as much leverage this off-season with the way the Bucks have looked defensively and the huge salary jump he got in coming back.
  10. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    That’s Kerry Coombs’s problem, not Day. If Day doesn’t make a substantial move with his D coordinator this season or shortly after, then we can talk about this being a Day problem.
    jakenick06 likes this.
  11. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Fire Day.. Fire Coombs. Fire Washington. Change QBs. Change LBs. Only use freshman DEs rest of the way
    where's my damn coffee?
    OK.. got my coffee
    I'm OK now... I'm better...

    Still assuming we win the BiG and face USC in the Rose Bowl

    We had an extra day to prep.. but had no fire yesterday... no focus...
    Coaches lost that game.. we were not prepared...

    It's obvious Day should NOT have cut off his beard
    the Beard god is mad
  12. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    How dare you forget the best man at his wedding.
  13. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I don’t care about making the hire but admit it fix it move on. And when I say admit it you don’t have to go on media and ask forgiveness. Admit it to yourself.
  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Remember back in last part of the 2013 season and the beginning of the 2014 season, where Meyer lost three of four games (and nearly lost the one game he won). Day is in the EXACT same place in his tenure now. Tell me, just how did 2014 turn out...
    Bill Lucas and Steve19 like this.
  15. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    I've heard there's a difference especially if you're a guy that needs the whole view of the field. I assume he has a spotter up there though.

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