Ryan Day describes Buckeyes’ ‘quiet confidence’ entering opener

10:58 PM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s Ryan Day brought a defective whistle to the Buckeyes’ warm-up session Saturday morning and needed to send someone to find him one that worked. That’s about the only thing that didn’t go smoothly in the 39-year-old acting head coach’s first game in the driver’s seat of a college football program.

Day laughed off the pregame whistle mishap after recapping No. 5 Ohio State’s 77-31 victory over visiting Oregon State. He said he wasn’t nervous heading into the first of three games in which he’ll serve as a stand-in for suspended coach Urban Meyer.

“There was a quiet confidence about this team all along,” Day said. “When you’re surrounded with players and coaches that have your back and that you know you’ve been through some stuff with, you kind of feel good about it.”

Day said he has coached the past month with the idea that he just wants to “keep this thing going in the right direction” until Meyer returns. Meyer will be back at practice and in meetings Monday morning. He is

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