Ryan Day, acting Ohio State head coach, speaks at Skull Session before Ohio State's season opener.

Ryan Day: Buckeyes have an ‘opportunity to make a statement’ in opener

Ohio State plays Oregon State at noon

Day, filling in for the suspended Urban Meyer for the first three games, spoke to a packed house at the Skull Session.

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“We talked to the team about how today we can make a statement,” Day said. “We have an opportunity today to make a statement as a team and as Buckeye Nation. We’ll see you in a couple hours.”

Right tackle Isaiah Prince also addressed the crowd, thanking the fans for their support during the adversity of this summer.

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“We just want to let you know we’ve worked extremely hard for this moment,” Prince said.

Also talking was new Alex Grinch, a co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

“There is something very magical about college football Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, and I know that growing up in the area,” Grinch said. “I was born and raised a Buckeye. It’s been over 25 years since I’ve been at a Skull Session, and the best damn band in the land sure looks good.”

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