Ryan Day Praises Urban Meyer For How Much He’s Helped

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p #OhioState HC Ryan Day on @BullandFox re: Urban Meyer: “We talk on a weekly basis. He’s a huge resource for me. He’s been unbelievable. He’s a legend. Anytime there’s a question, he’s always there and he’s been unbelievable in this process.”— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) September 18, 2019So far Day has had little-to-no trouble transitioning into a full-time head coach.His Buckeyes have torn the opposition apart, outscoring opponents 138-31 in the first three games. And that’s with a first-year starter in Justin Fields.Whatever advice Meyer has been giving Day has certainly been paying off so far. Urban Meyer speaking to the Ohio State media.COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 04: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer describes how he believes Ohio State University is one of the few institutions that has both elite athletics and elite academics during a press conference at Ohio State University on December 4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. At the press conference head coach Meyer announced his retirement and offensive coordinator Ryan Day was announced as the next head coach. Meyer will continue to coach until after the Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)This may be Ryan Day’s first year as a full-time head coach, but he hasn’t been going in blind this season. He’s had a coaching legend giving him a helping hand on a regular basis.In a recent interview on Bull and Fox, the Ohio State head coach revealed that Urban Meyer, his former boss, has continued helping him behind the scenes. He praised Meyer for talking to him on a regular basis and said he serves as “a huge resource” for him.“We talk on a weekly basis. He’s a huge resource for me… He’s a legend. Anytime there’s a question, he’s always there and he’s been unbelievable in this process.”Day was hired by the Buckeyes as an assistant in 2017. He quickly earned promotion to full-time offensive coordinator and managed the team in Meyer’s place for several games in 2018.When Meyer announced his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, Day was named as his successor.last_img read more

Steve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XI

first_imgSteve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XIDavid Warner, who returned to open the innings for Australia XI, failed but Steve Smith hit a classy 89 to help the team post 277 for 6 in 50 overs in their second warm-up match against New Zealand XI.advertisement Associated Press BrisbaneMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:23 IST Steve Smith was in fine form for Australia XI against New Zealand XI on Wednesday (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand XI defeated Australia XI by 7 wickets after Will Young’s 130Smith’s 89 is his best score in more than two years in a 50-over matchWarner was out for 0 as he lasted just 6 balls after being sent into openSteve Smith and David Warner had vastly contrasting fortunes in their second matches back in an Australian uniform since their 12-month suspensions in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.Smith scored 89 not out from 77 balls to help lead Australia to 277-6 in a practice match against New Zealand on Wednesday at Allan Border Field. It was Smith’s best score in more than two years in a 50-over match.New Zealand won the match by seven wickets with 16 balls remaining. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, returning from injury, took 2-14 from five overs for Australia.Will Young was run out for 130 and captain Tom Latham was 69 not out to guide New Zealand to the win.Smith hit three sixes over mid-off and thumped a straight drive past the bowler early in his innings Wednesday, then increased his scoring rate in his final eight overs.Some vintage Steve Smith shots in here as he returned to his best form in Australian colours today pic.twitter.com/TArSPUOuJQcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 8, 2019Warner, promoted to his usual opening spot after batting No. 3 in his return on Monday, lasted just six balls when he knocked a simple catch to cover.Australia won the first of three practice matches by one wicket with 10 balls to spare on Monday. The last practice match is Friday as both teams prepare for the World Cup in England starting May 30.Smith and Warner each served a year-long ban for their part in a ball-tampering scandal during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town in March 2018.advertisementBoth players, who returned to limited-overs action in the Indian Premier League last month, are in Australia’s World Cup squad and are expected to provide invaluable scoring punch in Australia’s defense of the title it won in 2015.Also Read | Always great on paper: Vijay Mallya tweets on RCB’s poor IPL 2019 campaignAlso Read | Heartening to see a great bowling performance: Sachin Tendulkar after MI beat CSKAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow Australia cricket teamFollow Australia XI vs New Zealand XIlast_img read more