COLUMBUS – After spending 21 minutes responding to media questions on Wednesday following his first practice as head coach in Ohio State, Ryan Day sneaked out of the team room of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center through the side door and walked across the hall to the Entrance of his office.
After allowing journalists to watch one hour of the day's practice, and then discussing it over the course of time, Day finally canceled his obligations to the media for the afternoon. [19659002Alsohoweverthedoorleftbehindthedoor50membersofthemediahadtakenafirstlookatthenewviewofBuckeyesandinthesametimedoordoortherewasacoupleofpeopleinthestatewaitingfortheiruseinfrontofthecamera
Day did not rush to his office to avoid the body intoxication. Instead, he reached for two boxes of Girl Scouts ̵
Then he stood in the door and offered it to the media almost one by one as they passed by.
Completely self-confident, calm and sincere, the 39-year-old manages another of his first big moments just by doing what no one else can do: being Ryan Day. It is his program now. Yes, there will be a lot of memories of Urban Meyer, especially if he's there in person, as if he saw the second exercise of 19459004 Day on the fringes of the game on Friday. But the Buckeyes are gaining more and more of Day's personality every day, even though he has skilfully tried not to reinvent the wheel of Ohio State. Ryan Day-Ohio State Buckeyes "width =" 1000 "height =" 667 "/>
" The infrastructure and the Culture is what it is, "said Day." It's as if we were saying that we're going to change our inner-city scheme, it was good and it worked well, and I believe in it, so will our culture and infrastructure
"But along the way, there will be other changes here and there."
Day hasn He was not afraid to do what he felt was necessary to improve the Buckeyes, that was a priority # 1, when he took over after the Rose Bowl, and this meant significant changes to a coaching staff built and hand-picked by his predecessor in the Hall of Fame.
"Our defense will be different, we'll have it make a change there, "sa he said. "[That was] not an easy decision, but that was a big deal. We had some new people in the program. That's great. "
It certainly is significant. But it's only a small part of the overall picture as Day's program takes shape.
It will evolve step by step.
"Over time these small changes add up. But when I come in and start making crazy changes just to say it's mine? I will not do that, "said Day." The kids in the program came here for a reason, they love this culture, they love the program, and they love the people around the program, so we just keep judging them. " "Each team has different personalities, so it goes on and the trip to the 2019 season happens, we make adjustments from there, maybe my mind is in a few years, there are some changes, but the infrastructure and what's here , will not change. "Whenever there is another leader, there is another personality, my personality is different from [Urban Meyer] so it will continue to be so."
Even in a program that has been around for nearly two decades At the top of college football, change can be a good thing, occasionally Girl Scout biscuit is a nice bonus.