'We love it here': Ryan Day talks contract extension, hopes to be in Columbus for the next 20 years
It didn’t take long for Ryan Day turn earn a contract extension. After just one season as the head coach at Ohio State, he received the opportunity to lengthen his stay in Columbus.
Last week, Day and Ohio State agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him on the sidelines in Columbus through the 2026 season. It will also pay him over $20 million over the next three seasons.
Ohio State kicked off spring practice on Monday and Day was available to the media. When asked what the extension means, the head coach said it provides some stability.
“The people most excited about that was my kids because they knew they weren’t going to be the new kid in school,” Day said, according to Nathan Baird of Cleveland. com. “The number one things is we get to be in Columbus for the next 7-10 years, hopefully 20 years. We love it here.”
Day’s first experience as a head coach went pretty well.
Last season, Ohio State finished with a 13-1 record, leading the Buckeyes to a third-straight B1G title and a berth in the College Football Playoff. A 56-27 win over Michigan marked an eighth-straight victory in the rivalry, as well.
If Day produces similar results on a regular basis, he’ll be able to stay in Columbus as long as he’d like.