OVID-19 cases are spiking across the country, and the ever-growing list of high profile names who have tested positive for the virus now includes one of college football’s top coaches.
Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day has tested positive for the illness, and won’t be on hand to coach his team as they take on Illinois in Week 13. Day is one of several members of the team to have contracted COVID-19, according to a statement released by the program.
Associate head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson will serve as interim coach in his place.
“Head coach Ryan Day is one of the individuals who has tested positive,” the statement read. “He is in isolation and will not travel to Illinois or coach the team this week. Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson will serve as interim head coach of the Buckeyes on Saturday.”
He’ll be isolating until December 7, meaning he won’t be on the sidelines when the Buckeyes take on Michigan State on December 5.
After having tested positive, the Big Ten requires coaches to isolate for ten days and be symptom free for 24 hours.
The recent news has affected Ohio State’s travel plans. Rather than traveling to Illinois on Friday, the team will instead travel on Saturday morning.
– – Quotes via David Cobb of CBS Sports Link – –