Report: NFL team may target Ohio State's Ryan Day to fill head coaching vacancy
As the NFL and college football seasons wind down, the coaching carousel is spinning at full speed. And two names with Ohio State ties appear to be in the mix for potential jobs at the next level.
It’s been reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars have had interest in former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who retired following the team’s 2018 season. But the franchise has “held off” making a final decision on current coach Doug Marrone, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
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That’s likely because Jacksonville wants to ensure they have a strong replacement candidate, should the organization move on. And if the Jaguars do move on and Meyer turns down a potential offer, Rapoport reports that current Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day would be a potential target.
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If Urban Meyer decides to stay retired… Ohio St coach Ryan Day is a potential target, sources say. https://t.co/Rw6D14iOaw
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2021
Day has been the head coach at Ohio State for just two seasons, but he’s led the Buckeyes to a 23-1 record during his time. His teams have won a pair of B1G titles and reached the College Football Playoff in back-to-back seasons.
Ohio State defeated Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Friday night 49-28 to advance to the national championship, where it will play Alabama. The Buckeyes are 7-0 this season.
While Day doesn’t have much experience as a head coach, he does have experience in the NFL. Day was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 and San Francisco 49ers in 2016 before taking a job at Ohio State in 2017.