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Tate Martell Reacts To The News That Ryan Day Is Staying At Ohio State

A general view of Ohio State's football stadium ahead of a Michigan game.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: A general view of Ohio Stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Tate Martell is a fan of Ryan Day.

Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day is staying put after all.

When it became official that Day had resisted overtures from SEC programs looking to hire a head coach, OSU redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell was elated.

When it looked over the weekend like Day would bolt Columbus to become the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Martell was concerned.

Now, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier tonight that Day will not be going to Tennessee and will instead return for his second season with the Buckeyes.

Naturally, Martell was happy with this development.

The former four-star recruit responded to Schefter's tweet with one of his own featuring an emoji indicating relief.

This is clearly big news for Martell, who is expected to compete with Dwayne Haskins for the starting job in 2018.

The Buckeyes may not have the 38-year-old Day in the fold for much longer, considering he is well-regarded in coaching circles.

However, keeping him for next year seems critical.