Report: Ohio State Discussing Coach-In-Waiting Scenario With Ryan Day

By September 22, 2018 (10:48 pm)Football

Ryan Day performed so well in his three games as Ohio State’s acting head coach, the university reportedly wants to keep him around long term.

According to a report from Ari Wasserman of The Athletic, Ohio State considering a plan to make Day its coach-in-waiting. Such a scenario would keep Day on Urban Meyer’s staff until Meyer’s departure from Columbus, whenever that might be.

The 39-year-old Day was named the acting head coach during Meyer’s administrative leave of absence and subsequent suspension, and led Ohio State to a perfect 3-0 record, including a 40-28 win over then-ranked No. 15 TCU on Sept. 15. Day’s name was connected to multiple head coaching vacancies following the 2017 season, however Day elected to remain in Columbus and accept a promotion on Meyer’s staff.

Day was hired by Meyer prior to the start of the 2017 season, and helped Ohio State to a 12-2 record. In January, Day signed a contract extension that paid him $1 million per season and made him the offensive coordinator, stripping the “co” from his title.

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  • JAMES G PRICE says:

    The one thing the Buckeyes need is to be able to run between the tackles. The have not been able to run up the gut. How many trap plays have you seen. With a line that big they should be able to over power their opponents.