Following a tough loss to their archrivals, the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day expressed his disappointment in a post-game interview.
In a press conference after the game, Day said, “There’s a locker room in there that’s devastated. And they should be. It’s hard.”
The Buckeyes entered the highly anticipated matchup with high expectations, as they were ranked as the No. 2 team in the country. However, the Wolverines came out on top with a convincing 42-27 victory, breaking a 10-game losing streak against Ohio State.
Day acknowledged the talent and effort of the Michigan team, saying, “We got beat by a better team today. For 60 minutes, they were the better team.”
The loss not only had implications for the Buckeyes’ national championship hopes, but it also impacted their chances of winning the Big Ten East division.
Day, who has had a successful tenure as the head coach of Ohio State, knows that the team will need to regroup and refocus as they look ahead to their next game. He stated, “We have to regroup. We’ve got a championship game next week, and then we’ll see where it goes from there.”
Despite the disappointment, Day remained optimistic about the future of the program, saying, “The sun will come up tomorrow. We’ll go back to work and get ready to play our tails off next week.”
The loss to Michigan will surely be a tough pill for the Buckeyes to swallow, but Day’s determination and leadership will be crucial as the team looks to rebound and finish the season strong.