Urban Meyer is still on paid administrative leave while the school looks into how he handled 2015 domestic violence allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, so for now, the acting head coach is still Ryan Day. Friday, he issued an update on the program.
Day took to Twitter with a lengthy two-page note about how practice has gone for the Buckeyes in Meyer’s absence. He provided updates on position groups and thanked the administration for its support the past two weeks.
Day did not address the obvious – whether Meyer will be keeping his job. To be honest, he may not know yet. The school should be deciding soon whether it plans to retain Meyer as its head coach.
Here’s a snippet of Day’s statement. He addresses the fact that the media has mostly been banned from practices.
“Camp ends tomorrow with a scrimmage and classes start on Tuesday. Our daily practice and preparation for the season will continue.
The two main driving forces behind our motivation is the “brotherhood” and the standard of excellence that the former Buckeye players and teams have set before us. The “brotherhood” is the love for our teammates, which is an unbreakable bond and the standard of excellence is a responsibility we will take very seriously. We are honored to be Buckeyes and can’t wait to see and hear you in the ‘Shoe on September 1!
In closing, I would like to thank members of the Ohio State University Administration and Athletics Department for their guidance and support. I would also like to thank the members of the Ohio State media corps for their patience and understanding.”
Here’s the entire statement, if you’d like to read it all.
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 17, 2018
Ohio State’s original timeline regarding its decision on Meyer is up this Sunday.