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Ryan Day is comfortable in his new role...and his new office

The Ohio State head coach says when it comes to competition, he’s not one to feel self-doubt

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 04 Urban Meyer Retirement Press Conference Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

“I’ve never been somebody who, when it comes to competition or comes to this type of environment, ever had a lot of self-doubt or was scared or tentative,” Day said. “I’ve always been very, very aggressive. You could see that a little bit last year.”

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day via Bill Rabinowitz, The Columbus Dispatch

If Ohio State fans want to hear anything out of their new head coach, it’s that he’s “very, very aggressive.” Ryan Day is fully aware that he has big shoes to fill as head coach, and a strong sense of self is a must in order to meet these expectations.

He told the Columbus Dispatch that while of course he’s not immune to fear or pressure, losing a game isn’t the worst that can happen. The tragedy he experienced when he was nine— his father, Ray, died by suicide in 1988— has helped him to put a grasp on what’s really important in life. And losing a football game? That’s not a tragedy.

Day also attributes his stress-free mindset to the three games last season that he served as interim head coach. He won those three games by himself, without Urban Meyer at the wheel.

Speaking of taking over Meyer’s job, Day has also taken over his office. The remodel of the Buckeyes’ head coach’s office at the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility is almost complete. He’s even added a fireplace. It’s hard to be stressed about your job when you have a fire going.

In case you missed it, U.S. women’s national soccer team captain Carli Lloyd hit a 55-yard field goal at a joint practice between the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles last week. After the video of her kick went viral, the three-time World Cup winner said she has received offers from at least two NFL teams to kick in their preseason games this week.

Ever since, people have took to Twitter with their hot takes about the two-time FIFA Player of the Year playing in the NFL. Some liked the idea, others thought Lloyd’s gender, build, and inexperience would be an issue.

Joshua Perry, former Ohio State linebacker who isn’t known to shy away from speaking his mind on Twitter, gave his approval... and then some.

What do you think? Do you agree with Perry?

Browns wide receiver Braxton Miller: It feels like I was supposed to be here.

-Dan Labbe,

The Cleveland Browns were quick to sign Braxton Miller after the Philadelphia Eagles released the former Ohio State quarterback turned wide receiver to make room for quarterback Josh McCown.

Ten days on his new team, and Miller already feels at home. He caught three passes for 19 yards against the Detroit Lions on Thursday after coming in for wide receiver Ishmael Hyman, who dropped two passes early in the game.

Initially, Miller’s chance of making the 53-man Cleveland roster was a long shot. The Browns have— or, had— a lot of depth in their wide receiver group. However, a lot can change in ten days.

The Browns cut receiver Jaelen Strong earlier this week. Derrick Willies hasn’t been producing as well as he has been. D.J. Montgomery is on injured reserve. Ishmael Hyman and Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi haven’t been noteworthy.

Now, Miller’s future in Cleveland is looking a little brighter.

During the Thursday night press conference, the Browns’ GM John Dorsey said he’s always liked Miller out of college, saying he “did some nice things” in Thursday’s game against the Lions and in Tampa, where Miller caught two passes against the Buccaneers for 11 yards.

Miller’s fate will be decided by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday— the deadline for when NFL teams need to cut their rosters from 90 players to 53. If he feels like he’s supposed to be in Ohio, Buckeye fans certainly won’t argue.

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