I think he said F em to Drake as well. The look on his face at that press conference said it all. If it's ND in a year or two, it won't surprise me. He could have a good run and still retire again at 60. I hope he doesn't, but I think it is sure possible.
It doesn't look like a tough schedule to me. Michigan loses a lot and Penn loses their QB. Nebraska sucks no matter what people are saying. They are several classes away from beating the Buckeyes. Sparty has zero offense. Wisconsin can't score with Day's offense. I'm not saying this is a great OSU team, but I think the schedule lines up pretty well. I was at the NW game. The speed isn't even close.
It was fun to go back and watch the two speeches from Coach Tressel and Coach Meyer. Such different speaking styles, yet both very effective orators. Let's hope coach Day has a long successful career here.
Only KBD can say if it was the right move. Lot of opinions on here, but that's all they are. I sure wish he was wearing the Scarlet and Gray though.
Gene has done ok in this space. Let's not forget how he screwed up Tressel's deal and Urban's deal this past summer. He's done good stuff as well. Not sure he's our best ever, but not the worst either.
Talent is just not there yet. I think they are an overachieving team. I think next year when they get some big-time talent they will do great things.
Was Drake around the team after this years Rose Bowl? I hope he was. Would have been a nice gesture after the way he handled the situation in August.