ESPN Tells Ohio State Fans What To Expect In Ryan Day’s First Season

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Despite losing Meyer, ESPN expects Ohio State to contend for a national title.It is always going to be a high-upside, high-stress job, and in following in Urban Meyer’s footsteps, Day takes the job at maybe its highest stress and highest upside. Only two or three teams can match the top-to-bottom talent level in Columbus, and if blue-chip transfer Justin Fields is ready to play like the QB he’s supposed to be — and if he stays healthy — the sky remains the limit.While there is immense pressure on Day to find success, he’s already proven to be elite at his job. He led Dwayne Haskins and the Ohio State offense to several Big Ten records last year.Now he has the No. 2 overall recruit from the 2018 class leading his offense: Justin Fields.Ohio State opens the season against Lane Kiffin and the Florida Atlantic Owls on August 31. Ohio State coach Ryan Day celebrating during a football game.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Interim head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts during The AdvoCare Showdown against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&T Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season kicks off in just 17 days. Florida and Miami get the party started on August 24, leading into a weekend of stacked college football action.One of the biggest story-lines heading into the new season revolves around Ohio State.In their first season without Urban Meyer as the head coach, the Buckeyes are still a favorite to make the College Football Playoff.First-year head coach Ryan Day ran a prolific offense at Ohio State last season. Now he’s tasked with replacing one of the best coaches the country has ever seen.last_img