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Scarlet Sunrise: Ryan Day, Buckeyes want back into ‘routine’

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day is waiting for answers from the Big Ten. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ryan Day, Buckeyes want back into ‘routine’

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Ryan Day, Buckeyes want back into ‘routine’

Ohio State still doesn’t know when it will take the field for a game again. The Buckeyes are hoping for answers soon, and they’re staying ready for whenever that announcement of a fall season comes — if it comes.

Ryan Day and the Buckeyes are allowed 12 hours of activity per week in the meantime. And while they’re getting work done, it’s hard to find a routine with limited time and no structure of a season yet. It’s largely unknown.

“We live in a routine,” Day said on 97.1 The Fan on Monday evening. “And that routine is built around the next target, the next game, the next thing — whether that’s spring ball or preseason camp, it comes in segments. Not knowing what’s next is something everybody involved in the program isn’t used to.”

Ohio State could soon find out what is next. Maybe then Day and the Buckeyes can get into a routine. In the meantime, they’ll have to try developing a routine until they have answers from the Big Ten.

Weekend Kickoff at Urban Meyer’s Pint House

Introducing the Lettermen Row Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: The Whatever It Takes Pregame Show every Thursday night!

The first edition of the show will be Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.!

Get set for the weekend of football ahead with former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and our panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light.

New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

Lettermen Live is back again as the Big Ten return-to-play saga is beginning to come to a close and Ohio State has plenty of optimism.

Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham welcomes former Buckeyes stars Doug Worthington, Justin Zwick and Anthony Schlegel for a discussion about the potential Big Ten football season in October, the weekend that was filled with twists, turns and rumors and much more surrounding a potential upcoming vote in the coming hours and days.

The panel takes a deep dive into the rumors and drama that have been swirling around the league for the last week and addresses the Buckeyes who decided to opt out over the last four days. The guys make sure to hit on key topics including what to do with teams who may choose to not play if the season is approved.

Make sure not to miss this huge edition of Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

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Buckeyes finding replacement for Shaun Wade after opt out

Ohio State suffered its second departure in the last four days Monday morning when potential All-American cornerback Shaun Wade declared for the NFL draft amid ongoing uncertainty with the Big Ten football season.

Who will replace Wade? And how steep will the drop-off be? Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward has details:

… it’s possible that both Cameron Brown and Sevyn Banks could blossom into first-round draft picks at cornerback as well. But neither of those guys can match the experience Wade was bringing back to the Buckeyes, and there are almost always some growing pains for new starters at such a challenging, pressure-packed position on the outside.

For the full story and what Wade’s departure means for the Buckeyes, click here.

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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.