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Ohio State's Ryan Day Will Reportedly Call Plays As Part Of His Promotion To Offensive Coordinator

Ohio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Now we may know why Ryan Day is staying in Columbus.

In 2017, Ryan Day worked as Ohio State's co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. This off-season, he earned looks from several Division I schools for coordinator and head coaching openings.

Most recently, the NFL's Tennessee Titans wanted to hire Day as offensive coordinator, but the 38-year-old will remain at OSU.

It appears he had a very good reason for staying put. Day has been promoted to offensive coordinator, Ohio State announced today, and will reportedly call plays for the Buckeyes this fall.

“Ryan is clearly a very talented coach who has been an outstanding addition to our program,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said via press release . “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.”

Kevin Wilson, who worked as Ohio State's offensive coordinator this season, has not been demoted. Day will work alongside him in 2018.

The play-calling promotion is the real sweetener for Day, who has previously been an OC at Temple and Boston College.

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman broke the news of that development this morning.

Ohio State will be breaking in a new starting quarterback in 2018, but returns a boatload of offensive talent at the skill positions. Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins are back at running back, with OSU's top six wide receivers all expected to return as well.

The Buckeyes will once again be expected to challenge for the Big Ten and national titles in 2018.