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Ohio State beat Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship to move to 6-0 on Saturday. Following the game, emotions ran high as Buckeyes coach Ryan Day addressed his team.
Locker room speeches are supposed to stay in the locker room. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Someone in the room posted the video of Day’s speech on social media, and let’s just say it was … interesting.
“I’m just telling you right now,” Day told his guys. “You give us one game against Clemson, against Bama or against Notre Dame, we’re gonna [expletive] beat their ass … I promise you.”
Here’s Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day after the Big Ten Championship: pic.twitter.com/dyNLcOFHMe
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I’m sure this is going to go over well on social media. To be fair, it was locker room talk. It wasn’t supposed to get out, but … it did. And I can assure you some people are not going to be happy about it.
This speech was given prior to the College Football Playoff selection show on Sunday. It was announced that the Buckeyes would get a rematch from last year’s semifinal game against Clemson, this time in the Sugar Bowl.
In other words, Ohio State is going to get a chance to prove Day right.
I’m just glad we don’t have to wait a month for this game to happen. We’re only 11 days out, and things are already getting interesting. It should be noted that Clemson opened as 6.5-point favorites, according to Kevin Noon with BuckeyeGrove.com.
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