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Scarlet Sunrise: Ryan Day urges patience, calls possible cancellation now ‘mistake’

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day is managing a challenging situation for the Buckeyes. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ryan Day urges patience, calls possible cancellation now ‘mistake’

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Ryan Day urges patience, calls possible cancellation now ‘mistake’

The college football season is on the verge of being canceled. But just as conflicting reports continue to fly around change by the minute, Ohio State is still stumping for a season.

Buckeyes players have been on board. They want to play. Parents want their kids to play. The coaches want to coach. But the powers high above the athletic departments across the Big Ten will determine the fate of the college football season. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day wants patience, and he’s certain that a cancelation is the wrong move.

“We cannot cancel a season right now,” Day said on ESPN2 on Monday afternoon. “We have to, at the very least, postpone it and allow us a little bit of time to keep re-evaluating everything that is going on. That’s the reason why we put this schedule together, to have some flexibility. If we need to take a deep breath, let’s take a deep breath. But let’s do everything we can. We owe it to these kids to exhaust every single option we possibly can, and then we go from there.”

Ohio State’s position is clear: they want a season. The Big Ten presidents will decided whether they get one or not.

Lettermen Row has everything you need to know about the fate of the college football season:

Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

The college football season is teetering, and Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters has every Ohio State angle covered.

Former Buckeyes Michael Bennett, Anthony Schlegel and Doug Worthington join Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward for a thorough breakdown of the impending Big Ten decision about the college football season this fall, what it would mean moving forward and if there is a path forward with a season, what it could look like.

The guys talk about the players movement to call for a season, coaches chiming in and the Big Ten presidents upcoming vote on whether a season can take place this fall for the conference.

It’s a huge episode of Lettermen Live, and it’s all hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

Evan Pryor joins Birminology

Summer has been a bit unusual for Evan Pryor. The Buckeyes commit is three weeks away from the start of his senior year of high school and has no real idea if he’ll be heading back to William A. Hough outside of Charlotte (N.C.) or if his future includes a big move across the country.

All he knows is that he’s ready to compete for a running back spot at Ohio State in January, what happens from now until then is pretty much up in the air.

How often are other schools trying to sway him suggesting that he can’t beat out TreVeyon Henderson? How has his school responded to his concerns regarding some racial issues that prompted him to consider sitting out his senior season? What will Pryor do if he loses his senior year of football to Covid-19-related delays?

The Buckeyes commit talks about those items and more as the latest guest on Birminology from Lettermen Row.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.