Ohio State head coach Ryan Day spoke with reporters following the Buckeyes’ 52-24 loss to Alabama in the national title game. He answered questions about the difficulties of this game and this season. Also speaking with the media were quarterback Justin Fields, cornerback Shaun Wade, and right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. Highlights from much of what they said are below.
— “Tough night. Tough night. Proud of the seniors and the season we had, but a tough night. A lot to unravel.”
— Asked about the lack of games for the Buckeyes hurting them, “this season has been crazy, disruptive, all the above.”
— They needed to play their best game against Alabama and they didn’t.
— “We need a break. We need to get away.” Kids miss their families. “We all just need a break.” They have already started to put together a schedule for the spring but they all need to get away for awhile. “We’ll unwind for a while and have an opportunity to reflect on what this season...