Ohio State coach Ryan Day stayed far-off from immediately addressing Desmond Howard’s Heisman ceremony dig throughout Wednesday’s signing day press convention.
Throughout Saturday’s Heisman ceremony, Howard responded to Tim Tebow asking Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett to “please keep there” on stage between Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson and Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud. with a joke at Ohio State’s expense.
“Higher than his [Stroud’s] offensive linemen,” Howard stated, which was met with a clumsy response from the Heisman ceremony crowd.
On Wednesday, when requested if there was something stated throughout the ceremony that he took offense to, Day as an alternative selected to spotlight the constructive Heisman ceremony expertise for Stroud and his household.
“I used to be completely happy that C.J. was in a position to get that have since you simply by no means know,” Day said. “Hopefully he has a chance to get again there subsequent 12 months however you simply by no means know.
“What an incredible alternative for him and his household to get to spend a weekend in New York Metropolis and I actually have quite a lot of respect for the custom of that ceremony, all the good those who have come earlier than and the professionalism of that occasion,” Day said. “So it was an honor to return there this 12 months.”
When requested once more by a reporter whether or not something upset him throughout the ceremony, Day quipped, “Like I stated, I’ve a lot respect for that award.”
Throughout the identical press convention, Day also shut down a rumor reportedly linking him to the Chicago Bears head coaching position.
“There’s nothing to that,” Day stated. “There’s no fact to it. I like Ohio State, and I like being the coach at Ohio State.”
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