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The New Hampshire-native is different from previous Buckeye head coaches in a lot of ways.

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Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day. Who could have envisioned that two years ago?

With Urban Meyer stepping down as the Buckeyes head man after the Rose Bowl, Ohio State is about to venture into new territory, with the 39-year-old Day leading the charge. What can we expect from the soon-to-be new Head Coach?

On this episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I are joined by special guest —and former podcast co-host— Matt Brown (BUY HIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOOK) to talk about Meyer’s retirement, and the future of the Ohio State program under Day.

Show notes

2:15- Day is different from almost every Ohio State coach we’ve seen in the last 50 years

4:50- How will the fanbase and the state of Ohio embrace him?

7:00- Wondering who the source of Ari Wasserman’s initial report that Day would take over was

9:58- What does a Ryan Day program look like?

14:00- We’re about to see something new, especially scheme-wise

16:50- What happens if Day has a down year?

20:00- Is this similar to the Lincoln Riley hire at Oklahoma?

24:10- Recruiting probably won’t be as strong as it was under Meyer

25:16- Our first reactions to the news

33:44- A debate on the state of the Florida and Ohio State programs when Meyer left them

42:00- We’re going to learn a lot about Day’s vision in the coming weeks