Ohio State’s Recent Changes

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David Facaros

On New Years day the Buckeyes squared off against the Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl.

Earlier in December, head coach Urban Meyer said he would be stepping down after this season to spend time with his family.

The Buckeyes jumped out to a quick start as the score at halftime was 21-3 and they extended their lead to 28-3 early in the third quarter. After a late push by the Huskies in the fourth quarter the final score was 28-23 and Urban’s career in Columbus was over.

After the game coach Meyer had a team meeting and handing the reins to offensive coordinator Ryan Day who will take over next year. Coach Day served as head coach earlier this season while Meyer was suspended and went 3-0 including a win over 15th ranked TCU. Also, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will not return for next season and Michigan’s defensive line coach, Greg Mattison will take over.

The Buckeyes are also losing many key players on the offensive side of the ball including Dwayne Haskins, Parris Cambell, Mike Weber, Terry McLauren and Jonnie Dixon. There is also a chance that back-up quarterback Tate Martell will leave due to former Georgia quarterback, Justin Fields transferring to Columbus. Justin Fields was rated the top quarterback coming out of high school last year. ┬áSenior Adam Hascher said, “I think Justin Fields will flourish in Ryan Day’s system.”

It will be interesting to see the difference between Urban’s coaching style and Ryan Day’s.