Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day Previews Florida Atlantic

By August 29, 2019 (1:22 pm)September 1st, 2019Football
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day took the podium to speak to media members Thursday afternoon, less than 48 hours from his first kickoff as the leader of the program.

  • Freshmen will play: Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Zach Harrison, Harry Miller, Craig Young and Cade Stover were mentioned as true freshman pushing to see the field.
  • Ohio State looked at doing more snaps under center, but our offense will primarily run out of shotgun.
  • Garrett Wilson is someone we want to get on the field. He will work as a returner. He has great ball skills.
  • When you get into Thursday, Friday, it becomes even more important to focus on meetings, with an emphasis on clarity and conciseness.
  • FAU has changed so we can’t base everything on last year when scouting.
  • Top kick returners and punt returners? A lot of guys, we’ll roll them. K.J. Hill, Demario McCall and C.J. Saunders will be among top returners. Wilson will also be in the mix.
  • Jeff Okudah and Chris Olave have to step up as gunners.
  • A lot of our special teams guys returned: DBs, LBs and TEs.
  • Zach Harrison? The defensive end position is changing, with long, athletic body types. His mature approach stood out from the beginning.
  • You go on a journey with your coaches and players, and it’s fun. Having confidence in preparations is important.
  • We have some really good wideouts, need to get those guys out on the field.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing J.K. Dobbins run. I want to see him run with his pads down.
  • I’m excited to see our secondary. It’s tough to throw against them in practice, so I’m excited to see them against somebody else.