Ryan Day is reportedly staying in Columbus.
Over the weekend, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that new Tennessee Titans head coach and Ohio State legend Mike Vrabel was targeting Buckeyes co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to be his OC in Nashville.
Tonight, Schefter said Day is expected to remain in Columbus, which would be a major development for the OSU offense.
The 38-year-old Day spent two seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles (2015) and San Francisco 49ers (2016) before joining the Buckeyes' staff.
He's also coached at Temple, Boston College, Florida and New Hampshire.
Day's decision should especially be well-received by OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell, who was unhappy with the rumors Day was leaving.
“It means the world,” Martell told the Ozone of Day’s original decision to spurn SEC head coaching interest. “If he would have left, it sucks having to go through that after just one year. It was tough for me just knowing Coach Day for like a week before I came in, so that was a weird situation for me. But now that’s my guy, I love him, and I can’t wait to get it going with him.”
Martell is expected to compete with Dwayne Haskins for the starting job next fall.
Given Day's prior NFL experience and reputation in the coaching industry, he should see plenty of future interest at the professional level.
For now, he's still at Ohio State, and that should be a good thing for the Buckeyes.