WATCH: Ryan Day, Greg Chiano engage in heated exchange during Ohio State’s win over Rutgers


Ohio State Coach Ryan Day and Rutgers During the fourth quarter of the No. 3 Buckeyes’ 49-10 win over the Scarlet Knights on Saturday, coach Greg Schiano was injured in a verbal altercation after a scrum broke out between their teams. The scrimmage came after Ohio State successfully executed an apparent run fake while leading by 39 points with less than 10 minutes to play. Day said after the game, however, that punter Jesse Mirko took matters into his own hands With front daylight.

After Mirko ran out of bounds, Rutgers receiver Aaron Cruickshank tackled him on the Buckeyes sideline and was flagged for a late hit. Players on the Ohio State sideline quickly leapt to their punter’s defense as referees raced to break up the pushing and shoving between the teams.

Seconds into the encounter, Schiano came running across from the opposite side. But instead of escorting his players across the field, he was injured as part of an altercation when Schiano and Day began pointing and yelling at each other, forcing officials to step in to separate them.

Dust was especially surprising because of their shared history. Schiano served three years as the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator and worked with Dave for two of those seasons. Earlier, Day praised Schiano for his work amid the coaching transition from Urban Meyer late in the 2018 season.

Day and Chiano appeared to make amends after the game. Footage of their post-match handshake The day of the apology was seized Something, presumably a fake punt. It was not immediately clear if Schiano apologized to his player for the late hit, running across the field and sparking an altercation between the teams.

“I kept our team from getting all over the field and wanted to make sure our player got out there.” said Schiano. “But we’re both very competitive guys. I have a lot of respect for him. We’re good friends.”

Day said there were “no hard feelings” with Schiano, adding that “I have incredible respect for him.”

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