Spring drills No. 4 for head coach Ryan Day and his Buckeyes commenced March 8 and will run through the LiFEsports Spring Game, presented by Union Home Mortgage, on April 16. A total of 46 lettermen return from the 2021 team that went 11-2 overall, 8-1 in the Big Ten Conference and won the Rose Bowl with a 48-45 win over Utah. Gone from 2021: 18 lettermen.
A total of 13 starters return: six on offense; seven on defense. All three specialists also return.
Ryan Day is in his fourth season as head coach of the program and his sixth season overall at Ohio State; he was QB coach and co-offensive coordinator in 2017 and 2018. Day has a 34-4 record at Ohio State that includes a 23-1 mark in Big Ten Conference games and back-to-back Big Ten titles in 2019-20. Ohio State has the second-best win pct. in the nation – .885 – the past three years under Day. Alabama (.902) leads.