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Ryan Day Promoted to Offensive Coordinator at Ohio State

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From an Ohio State release.

Ryan Day Promoted to Offensive Coordinator at Ohio State

Buckeyes led the Big Ten in rushing, passing, total offense and points per game in 2017

 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ryan Day, the second-year Ohio State quarterbacks coach who also was co-offensive coordinator this past season, has been promoted to offensive coordinator by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Day will continue to coach the Ohio State quarterbacks and work with Kevin Wilson to lead the Ohio State offense with additional adjustments to his responsibilities forthcoming.

“Ryan is clearly a very talented coach who has been an outstanding addition to our program,” Meyer said. “He has been approached by other schools numerous times this off-season for coordinator and head coach opportunities, and by the National Football League for a coordinator opportunity. I am pleased that he has elected to continue to work on this staff and to lead, mentor and coach the terrific young men we have in this program.”

In Day’s first year on staff last year working alongside Kevin Wilson, the two helped the Ohio State offense lead the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (243.2), passing yards (262.8), total offense (506.0) and scoring (41.1). Ohio State’s offense set school single season records for passes attempted (440) and completed (287), and had the second-highest totals for passing yards with 3,679 and touchdown passes with 39.

Additionally, the Buckeyes were seventh nationally in total offense in 2017, 17th in rushing and sixth in scoring.

“Ohio State is an outstanding place to be a coach, and Columbus is a great city for a young family,” Day said. “I really enjoyed my first season with this program and I’m looking forward to the 2018 season and the opportunity to coach a very talented and hungry group of players.”

Day recently completed his 16th season in coaching, a tenure that includes two seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, respectively. He and his wife, Christina, are the parents of three children; a son, Ryan, Jr., and two daughters: Grace and Ourania.

 

12 Responses

  1. Day is a worthless coach. CEO Meyer was simply too lazy to go out and find a coach who actually knew what the hell he was doing. Day couldn’t teach a quarterback even if he had Bart Star, Johnnie Unitas, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning advising him.

    1. He is so worthless that he turned down a head coaching job in the SEC, and he turned down multiple NFL offers? Ask the players what they think of him…..

  2. Totally agree with Kurt Mews. Also with Day staying & continuing to be the QB coach, I predict Tate Martell will be the starting QB!!! OSU will not have to worry about a starting QB for the next 4 years. Under Day & Wilson Tate will Light it up!!!

    1. How much money are you willing to put behind your prediction? Why would Martel start when we have two NFL caliber passers on the roster. Either Haskins or Burrow are capable of taking our offense up to National championship level. Got our running attack to reach its potential, we have to have a deep passing attack that can make the defenses play us honestly rather than just jamming the box.
      I think Martel will end up as an H Back or slot receiver.

  3. So what does this make Wilson? It seems Meyer just likes to pass out titles. I don’t get having Co-coordinators…the buck has to stop somewhere.

    1. Urban Meyer has had co-coordinators on offense and defense every year he has been at Ohio State. Jim Tressel had them as well.

      1. Quote from article, “Ryan Day, the second-year Ohio State quarterbacks coach who also was co-offensive coordinator this past season, has been promoted to offensive coordinator by Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.”

        He went from Co-OC to OC.

  4. Hope they can improve on some bad games on offense, USC, Iowa, Oklahoma, comes to mind.

  5. Very wise move. Stability is a key and we’ve seen OSU flash success and have failures do to being so successful and having competent OC/DC and support staff taken away.

    1. If stability is such a big key, why does Alabama lose coordinators every year but they are still great? Its called talent.

        1. Alabama National Champs, you are living in the past.

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