first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Ohio State didn’t take very long to decide on a replacement for Urban Meyer, as the Buckeyes are making offensive coordinator Ryan Day their new head coach.Day, 39, was Ohio State’s interim head coach at the start of the 2018 season while Meyer served his suspension.The Chip Kelly protege has reportedly received multiple head coaching offers in recent seasons, but opted to remain at Ohio State.College football insider Bruce Feldman reports that Ohio State has already agreed to a new contract with Day.“SOURCE: New #OhioState head coach Ryan Day has agreed to a five-year contract with the Buckeyes,” he reports.SOURCE: New #OhioState head coach Ryan Day has agreed to a five-year contract with the Buckeyes.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 4, had some details on Day’s career earlier today:Day, 39, has had a 15-year coaching career in college football and the NFL but has never been a full-time head coach. He joined Ohio State’s staff in 2017 after stops at Temple (twice), Boston College (twice), the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.He played quarterback at the University of New Hampshire from 1997 to 2001 for Chip Kelly, who was the offensive coordinator at the time. He then started his coaching career at New Hampshire in 2002 as the tight ends coach and eventually landed at Florida, where he was a grad assistant for Meyer. When Kelly became the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach in 2015, he picked Day as his OC. Day then followed Kelly to the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.Day will officially take over the Ohio State football program on January 2. The Buckeyes are set to play Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.Ohio State is set to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. E.T.last_img

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