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Head Coach Ryan Day (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by NJ-Buckeye, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

    I kinda doubt that. $38M says he stays through the end of his contract. Then we'll see.
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Meet Ryan Day, the coach tasked with keeping Ohio State perfect while Urban Meyer serves his suspension
    Pete Thamel
    Aug 26, 2018, 11:23 PM

    Long before he’d climbed the ladder for his serendipitous chance to be the interim head coach at Ohio State, Ryan Day was a 20-something graduate assistant at Boston College who carried a quiet confidence.

    Former Eagles coach Tom O’Brien recalled his young graduate assistant approaching him amid a chaotic moment in the fourth quarter of the Continental Tire Bowl in 2004 after Boston College’s starting quarterback broke his leg. “Coach, how about the fake field goal here?”

    With Boston College clinging to a three-point lead against North Carolina, O’Brien was attempting to rally the team on the sideline as Paul Peterson was being carted off on a stretcher. O’Brien seized on his young GA’s advice, and a back-up quarterback named Matt Ryan handed off to kicker Ryan Ohliger on a fourth-and-2. Ohliger scooted 21 yards for the touchdown that sealed a 37-24 victory.

    “It was the perfect call at the perfect time,” O’Brien said in a phone interview on Thursday. “Ryan was always thinking ahead.”

    This summer, Day, 39, has found himself in the middle of different type of frenzy. With Ohio State coach Urban Meyer missing for all of summer camp and suspended for Ohio State’s first three games, Day has inherited perhaps the highest-profile interim coaching job in recent college football history.

    Cont'd ...
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  3. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I would've agreed with you before all of this.
  4. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Ups And Downs Of Ryan Day’s Emotional Debut


    In many ways, Ryan Day’s first game as a head coach could not have gone much better.

    His Buckeyes not only won, but put up 77 points against Oregon State.

    Day, who also serves as the Buckeyes’ offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, saw first-time starter Dwayne Haskins throw for 313 yards and five touchdowns.

    However, he said one of the highlights of the experience came even before he got to the stadium.

    “The support that we all felt going into the Skull Session was really awesome,” Day said.

    “Just the support that I felt and this team felt walking from the Skull Session to the stadium was really, really cool. And you could feel it and it was emotional.”

    Once he got to Ohio Stadium, Day never looked overwhelmed on the sidelines. But there was a moment before the game that the magnitude of his new position really hit him.

    “Standing in the tunnel and looking up at Ohio State and the Horseshoe, about to run out with the team,” Day said. “I looked over at (assistant director of football operations) Quinn (Tempel), and I’m like: ‘We really doing this?’ He said yeah. And I had a smile on my face and ran out.”

    Day had a lot of responsibilities to juggle during the game, including calling plays, and managing the team. However, he said it never got too overwhelming, especially since he had a couple former head coaches to assist him.

    “Got a lot of help from a lot of people. Obviously Greg (Schiano) and Kevin (Wilson) and the guys on the staff,” Day said.

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Urban Meyer is back – for the most part.

    Ohio State’s head football coach was allowed to return to work on Monday, arriving at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center before 6:30 a.m., as the first portion of his suspension came to an end.

    According to acting head coach Ryan Day, there was “a lot of embracing” between Meyer and the other coaches – who hadn’t been allowed to communicate with him during his suspension – as he returned to the office and held his first meeting back with his staff.

    “Things are back to normal,” Day said Monday. “Obviously he won’t be there for game day, but everything else is back to normal.”

    Meyer still won’t be allowed to coach in either of the Buckeyes’ next two games against Rutgers or TCU, so Day will continue to serve as acting head coach for the next two weeks. Meyer also won’t be meeting with the media, as he normally does on Mondays and multiple other times during the week, until after his three-game suspension, so Day is filling in on his media responsibilities as well fo the next two weeks.

    Outside of the next two Saturdays, though, Meyer is now able to resume his head coaching responsibilities, so from the other coaches’ perspectives, things are back to normal in terms of how they prepare for this week’s game against the Scarlet Knights (3:40 p.m., BTN).

    “So much of coaching is done during the week,” Day said. “The game planning, the decisions that are made up to the game, is really when most of the coaching is done. And then once we get on the field, the game plan’s in, and now it’s just a matter of calling the plays and kind of going from there. So yeah, it’s kind of Coach is back, we’re going with Coach, and then once we get to the game, the decisions are almost made before we get there.”

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  8. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Two games as HC, average margin of victory: 47.5 points.

    I haven't verified it, but that should be a record for FBS coaches with more than 1 game. :lift:
  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Damn good work coach!
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  10. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    His work with the QB’s is phenomenal and the offense looks as good as any i’ve ever seen. Hope UFM lets Day/Wilson have full control over the offense upon his return. ST’s needs work, UFM can put his attention to that and I think it works out perfectly.
  11. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Won't be coaching here next year unfortunately. But he can replace Herman as the guy I want to succeed Meyer
  12. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.


    64.5 ppg
    17.0 oppg

    And yes, they were pretty bad teams, but they were Power-5 teams none-the-less.
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  13. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Maybe we can talk him into a Josh McDaniels/Belichik agreement? 8D
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I almost wouldn't mind seeing UFM taking the rest of the season off...almost.

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