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Ryan Day Reveals Ohio State's Offensive Playcaller For Spring Game

Athlon Sports 2/1/2023 Milo Taibi
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Despite the Ohio State Buckeyes' 11-2 record, 2022 was a season Ryan Day and company will hope to improve upon. 

The team suffered a pair of brutal losses down the stretch when each game was pivotal, first to Michigan followed by a Peach Bowl defeat to Georgia. 

As such, Day hasn't hesitated in reconfiguring the Buckeyes' approach for the coming season. That starts with the team's play-calling, and he's tabbed Brian Hartline with those duties for the time being. 

Ohio State reporter Dan Hope had more. 

"[Day] says Brian Hartline will call offensive plays this spring, but they won’t make a final decision on who will call plays during the season until after spring," Hope tweeted.

"Day says he thinks he can do a better job of managing his time as a head coach during the season, and delegating play calling duties to Brian Hartline is one way he could do that. Day thinks Hartline has solidified himself as the 'best wide receiver coach in the country.'"

It's a bold claim from Day, but heartening for Buckeyes fans that the coach has such an optimistic outlook for an in-house option. 

Hartline has deep roots with the Buckeyes. The Canton native parlayed a successful collegiate run with Ohio State into a seven-season NFL career.

Having been an Ohio State staff member in various capacities since 2017, Hartline knows the ins and outs of the program. 

It appears he will still have to earn the regular season job, but Hartline has a wonderful opportunity to raise his profile ahead of him.

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