COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State opened fall camp Wednesday with the season less than a month away. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day gave spoke with the media, which you can watch in the video player above.
Two of the biggest notes from Day’s press conference include the team’s vaccination status and the health of defensive end Tyler Friday.
Day said the Buckeyes are more than 90% vaccinated when asked about Ohio State requiring students to wear masks indoors as the Delta variant continues to run rampant throughout the United States.
As for Friday, Day said the senior has an undisclosed injury that will keep him out of fall camp and “most of the season.” Friday’s injury means more opportunities will be available for Jack Sawyer and J.T. Tuimoloau, the top of the top three ranked defensive players in the class of 2021.
Sawyer, who graduated from Pickerington North, has been on campus since the Spring, but Tuimoloau just got to Columbus a few weeks ago after a late commitment to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State opens the season Thursday, Sept. 2 at Minnesota, followed by the home opener against Oregon on Sept. 11.
Ohio State is coming off a 7-1 season in which it advanced to the national championship game before falling to Alabama 52-24.
Day did not give any indication Monday about who would be the starting quarterback among redshirt freshmen C.J. Stroud and Jack Miller III and true freshman Kyle McCord.