UPDATE: According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, with his promotion to offensive coordinator, Ryan Day will handle the play-calling for Ohio State this coming season. With Day’s other role as the team’s quarterbacks coach, it makes sense that he will be even more active in the offensive efforts as they break in a new starting quarterback.
SOURCE: Ryan Day will handle play-calling at #OhioState as part of his promotion from co-OC/QB coach to offensive coordinator.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 23, 2018
After reportedly considering a jump to join Mike Vrabel’s staff with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, according to an athletic department press release, Urban Meyer has promoted Ryan Day from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator. He will continue to work alongside the other OSU offensive coordinator, Kevin Wilson.
“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,” the release said.
At this point, it is unclear how the offensive responsibilities will be distributed, as both Day and Wilson are still on staff. However, as the Buckeyes look to replace the most statistically successful quarterback in school and Big Ten history, Day’s influence and insight as the quarterbacks coach should be invaluable in the upcoming transition.
The Titans’ offensive coordinator job was not the only one that Day was rumored to be in the hunt for this offseason.
Urban Meyer has officially promoted Ryan Day to OC at #OhioState. Day as we reported yesterday passed on opportunity to become the Titans OC, and a few months ago passed on the opportunity to become the head coach at Miss State.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 23, 2018
Day has had previous stops in both the college and professional coaching ranks, most recently serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, both under Chip Kelly. In Day’s first season at Ohio State, the Buckeyes ranked seventh nationally in total offense, and sixth in scoring offense.