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Ohio State Captain Has Message For People Doubting The Buckeyes

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LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 14: Footballs for the Ohio State Buckeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

It's been a busy day for Ohio State football to be sure. The Buckeyes announced their captains and starting quarterback for the coming season, and also found out their AP preseason poll ranking.

But not everyone is high on the Buckeyes, with some doubting the post-Urban Meyer era in Columbus.

Speaking to ESPN on Monday, wide receiver and captain K.J. Hill had a message for those doubting the Buckeyes. Specifically, he called out those believed that the coaching change from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day would make them worse.

"[There are] people who think we can’t do it no more because Coach Meyer is gone. Coach Day comes in every day ready to work. He knows he has a chip on his shoulder because he's new to college football and people say he's got big shoes to fill..."

Meyer coached Ohio State from 2012 to 2018, winning three Big Ten titles and the first-ever College Football Playoff.

The 40-year-old Ryan Day is considerably less experienced, only joining the Buckeyes in 2017.

But Day helped mold quarterback Dwayne Haskins into an elite quarterback last year and coached well in several games as Meyer's temporary replacement.

The Buckeyes certainly think they can replicate Meyer's success with Ryan Day. In a few weeks, they'll get to prove it.

Ohio State opens its season on Aug. 31 against FAU.