Report: Ryan Day not interested in leaving Ohio State for NFL
Unless college football is but a career stepping stone in your coaching ambitions, leaving a program like Ohio State after just two seasons for the NFL doesn’t make sense. According to reports, Ryan Day, the Buckeyes current head coach, appears for the moment to be a college football man.
While rumors tend to get up at the end of the season around successful college head coaches, Day is putting speculation to bed that he might want to sign on at Jacksonville, in New York with the Jets, or with any other struggling NFL franchise rather than stay in Columbus where he has his team playing Alabama next week for the 2020 college football national championship.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Day has “no intention” of signing on with a professional franchise, or even interviewing with them.
“Coaching news….Dan Mullen of the college ranks is hoping to go to the pros as is Pat Fitzgerald. Ryan Day of Ohio State has no intention of interviewing with NFL teams,” Schefter said on NFL Countdown.
Coach Day is being paid $4.5 million dollars per annum to coach the Buckeyes. In his first two seasons leading the top shelf Blue Blood program, Day is 23-1 with back to back appearances in the College Football Playoff. This year his team broke through in a rematch of a sensational playoff semi-final last year, torching the higher-seeded Clemson Tigers 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
While other coaches might be considering a jump to the professional game, it appears Day’s heart, and his business, are going to stay in Columbus, Ohio.