Great article from Birm:
Couple of quotes that standout:
"It was not until January that Day really took over the program, and in doing so he replaced five assistant coaches. That means not only did these top recruits need to get used to the idea of a new guy in charge, in a number of cases they had to be introduced to a new position coach and primary recruiter, further pushing Ohio State behind in the relationship game."
"When considering the deficit Day and his coaches have been working from, it’s actually quite remarkable that the Buckeyes are still in the conversation for some of these big names at all. All the transition inside of the program from January and into the start of spring ball meant a lack of the big recruiting weekends that most schools are selling as Day and his staff focused on getting to know kids and their families in more intimate and personal settings. And, oh yeah, not a lot of kids are traveling to Ohio in February anyway."