I loved what Urban did here, but I think there was a lot of drama behind the scenes. And I mean that in the sense of others spreading whatever vitriol they could come up with. We know it worked with Jackson Carman. We know ESPN liked taking shots on camera, including Fowler’s ridiculous interview - I’m sure that was miniscule to what they did in person as they went around the country. And Urban fought back.
Day just seems like he is prepared, focused, and ready to pulverize whoever gets in his way. The machine is in place and well oiled, and seemingly getting even better in year two. I think there’s always some luck needed to get to the championship, but Day is getting the troops ready to dominate in ways we only dreamed of while Urban was here. That, and kids get as NFL ready as they can be. Burrow winning the Heisman helps as well.