Chip Kelly calls Ohio State's Ryan Day 'the next Bob Stoops'
Each week during the college football season, ESPN’s College GameDay crew visits a collegiate location hosting a big-time game.
This week is different because it is bowl season. The crew went to Pasadena, Calif. — the site of the Rose Bowl, where Ohio State is meeting Washington. It is Urban Meyer’s final day with the Buckeyes and it will also be his first Rose Bowl appearance, oddly enough.
Who is set to become to next head coach at Ohio State? Ryan Day, who is currently the team’s offensive coordinator. Day knows his offense.
He played QB, has coached QBs and played under an offensive guru in Chip Kelly at New Hampshire. Kelly has known Day for a long time, obviously, and the College GameDay crew got to talk with Kelly about Day and the future at Ohio State.
Kelly talked up Day quite a bit, talking about his leadership, mentality and knowledge. He also compared him to one of the best college football coaches of all time:
Chip Kelly just said the new Ohio State coach is the coming of the next Bob Stoops…”a quiet intensity”…”about two things, football and family”…the legend lives on pic.twitter.com/qUpWR8UXVi
— bnc81champ (@bnc81champ) January 1, 2019
Stoops coached at Oklahoma from 1999-2016 and went 190-48 overall, winning a national title. That’s high praise coming from Kelly, who is the current coach at UCLA.
If there’s one thing we can take from the segment, it’s that Kelly — who knows Day awfully well — believes that success is coming to Columbus even after Meyer leaves.