Ohio State's head coach was asked about the speculation surrounding his assistant.
Urban Meyer might be losing one of his top assistant coaches to the NFL. Ryan Day, the Buckeyes' co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, is drawing interest from Mike Vrabel.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Tennessee Titans head coach is eyeing Day for the offensive coordinator job on his staff. Vrabel, a former Ohio State assistant under Meyer, accepted the Tennessee job on Sunday.
The loss of Day would be a big one for Ohio State. He declined collegiate head coaching offers to stay in Columbus, per Meyer.
“Coach Day had an opportunity to potentially be a head coach in the SEC but decided to stay at Ohio State,” Meyer told reporters. “He’s done a phenomenal job for us. There’s been other coaches on the staff who’ve had opportunities to move on and haven’t. This staff is very strong right now.”
For players like freshman quarterback Tate Martell, Day has been massive. Martell said after the Cotton Bowl that getting him back for another season would be huge.
“It means the world,” Martell told the Ozone of Day’s decision to come back. “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.”
Meyer spent today watching some Ohio State wrestling at The Schottenstein Center. He was asked by an Ohio State reporter about the news surrounding Day.
Unsurprisingly, Meyer didn't say much. This was the quote:
OK then. Stay tuned for more updates.