Ryan Day snubbed in rankings, analyzing Buckeyes secondary situation

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State secondary has the talent to erase painful memories from January’s national title game. Matt Barnes and Kerry Coombs are tasked with piloting the turnaround. As part of Defensive Backs Week at Lettermen Row, the crew is back at Roosters to break down the depth of the unit and plenty more.

Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham, former Ohio State quarterback Justin Zwick and former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter to talk about the Buckeyes secondary and more from the world of Buckeyes athletics.

There’s no questioning the top-notch talent that Ohio State has produced over the years. Former Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft in April, continuing an impressive streak of Buckeyes cornerbacks in the draft. Every starting Ohio State cornerback since 2013 has been drafted, and it will be Sevyn Banks’ job to uphold the tradition this season. But the Buckeyes finished last season No. 122 in the nation in pass defense. Changes could soon be coming to the Ohio State secondary, too. Josh Proctor could be taking a prominent role anchoring the Ohio State backline while Lathan Ransom tries to earn a role as a cover safety.

The crew broke down the latest coach rankings from ProFootball Focus, which left Ryan Day off the list of the top 20 coaches in college football, when he certainly belongs in that conversation of top five coaches in the sport.

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As always, Lettermen Live is hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

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