Ryan Day can’t coach Ohio State vs. Michigan State due to COVID restrictions

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 21: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 21: Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Unfortunately for Ryan Day and the Ohio State Buckeyes, the head coach won’t be on the sidelines for the Michigan State game. 

When the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans face off this weekend in an intriguing Big Ten showdown, Ryan Day won’t be on hand to try and power his team to victory. After testing positive for COVID-19 last week, Day is still in isolation.

Due to coronavirus rules for NCAA players and coaches, Day won’t be eligible to return to the field for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are a perfect 4-0 on the campaign, but have seen two of their games end up getting canceled because of COVID-19. It’s still not a certainty that their tilt with the Spartans will take place.

Ryan Day will be forced to miss the Ohio State vs. Michigan State game this weekend

While Day will undoubtedly be a bit disappointed he won’t be able to be with his team when they face the Spartans, the most important thing is him getting back to full health. At the same time, he doesn’t want to risk passing on the virus to any players or members of his coaching staff.

Though he’ll miss the game against Michigan State, the expectation is they he’ll be cleared and all set to return for when Ohio State takes on Michigan. Easily one of the biggest and best rivalry games in college sports, the Buckeyes and Wolverines are ready to face off on Dec. 12 at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State will potentially enter that showdown with a perfect 5-0 record. In order for that to happen, they’ll need to take care of business against the Spartans on Saturday. Michigan is currently 2-4 on the year and will take on Maryland on Dec. 5.

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