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Ryan Day Praises Urban Meyer For How Much He's Helped

Urban Meyer speaking to the Ohio State football media.

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer describes how he believes Ohio State University is one of the few institutions that has both elite athletics and elite academics during a press conference at Ohio State University on December 4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. At the press conference head coach Meyer announced his retirement and offensive coordinator Ryan Day was announced as the next head coach. Meyer will continue to coach until after the Ohio State Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

This may be Ryan Day's first year as a full-time head coach, but he hasn't been going in blind this season. He's had a coaching legend giving him a helping hand on a regular basis.

In a recent interview on Bull and Fox, the Ohio State head coach revealed that Urban Meyer, his former boss, has continued helping him behind the scenes. He praised Meyer for talking to him on a regular basis and said he serves as "a huge resource" for him.

"We talk on a weekly basis. He's a huge resource for me... He's a legend. Anytime there's a question, he's always there and he's been unbelievable in this process."

Day was hired by the Buckeyes as an assistant in 2017. He quickly earned promotion to full-time offensive coordinator and managed the team in Meyer's place for several games in 2018.

When Meyer announced his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, Day was named as his successor.

So far Day has had little-to-no trouble transitioning into a full-time head coach.

His Buckeyes have torn the opposition apart, outscoring opponents 138-31 in the first three games. And that's with a first-year starter in Justin Fields.

Whatever advice Meyer has been giving Day has certainly been paying off so far.