The Buckeyes' head coach is still serving a three-game suspension, but he's able to coach during the week.
Monday was the first day Urban Meyer was permitted to return to coaching since being put on administrative leave on August 5, so things took a step toward normalcy at Ohio State.
When Ohio State released its 23-page report on Urban Meyer's handling of the Zach Smith situation, it mentioned a time in 2014 when Smith and another Ohio State coach went to a strip club in Florida. Players will not practice Monday, but they were at the facility for meetings and film study after last Saturday's 77-31 season-opening win over Oregon State.
Day smiled when asked about Meyer's critique of the Oregon State game.
Day said Meyer is back in control this week and the staff won't be doing anything out of the ordinary to prepare for Meyer's game day absence during the next two weeks.
Ohio State is set to host Rutgers at Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
"You only had to punt once, huh?"
The weirdness continued Monday morning. "Excited to have him back, everybody is. So it's kind of: 'Coach is back and we're going with Coach'".
Day received high marks from players for his running of Saturday's game.
NOTES: Schiano said the Ohio State allowed 82 percent of Oregon State's 392 offensive yards on just seven plays, including runs of 80 and 78 yards by Artavis Pierce. Otherwise, his first time seeing players since training camp convened is this week.