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Ryan Day Changing Format Of Ohio State Spring Game

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during warm-ups prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

The Ohio State spring game is going to look a little different on Saturday.

Usually, the game features the regular Scarlet vs. Gray scrimmage but this year, it's going to be an offense vs defense format.

Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day said that one reason for this change was because of depth. He also confirmed that this will allow him to mix and match guys for both offense and defense.

"I think that we are a little light on the O-line," Day said during a press conference on Thursday (10:54 mark). "And so I think in order to keep it where we can roll guys in the depth and not running guys across the field and being more organized, I think this is a better way to control who’s in the game. It allows us to have a couple where we’re going to do some thud and not tackle early in the game. Although it’s not going to be Scarlet and Gray, we’re still going to get to just as many reps. But it allows us to mix and match guys and have guys play for the offense and defense where if it was Scarlet and Gray, we would need them to play on both sides of the ball."

This will be the first chance for the fans to see the team heading into the 2022 season.

Quarterback C.J. Stroud is back after an outstanding freshman season and he'll be joined by running back TreVeyon Henderson and receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba who were also both lights out in 2021.

The Spring Game will start on Saturday at Noon ET.