Ryan Day is officially under contract at Ohio State.
On Friday, the Ohio State University Board o Trustees approved Day’s five-year contract as the head football coach of the Buckeyes, the school announced. He will receive $4.5 million per year under the terms of the deal.
Day replaced Urban Meyer, who retired shortly after Ohio State’s B1G Championship Game victory over Northwestern. Meyer coached in the Rose Bowl before stepping down in Columbus. The Buckeyes defeated Washington 28-23 in the game.
In 2018, Day served as the interim head coach while Meyer served a three-game suspension handed down by the university. Day led Ohio State to wins over Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU before Meyer’s return.
Day joined Meyer’s staff at Ohio State in 2017. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in his first two years in Columbus before taking over as head coach.