Just a few minutes after Urban Meyer finished his statements to announce his retirement as Ohio State’s head football coach, offensive coordinator Ryan Day was announced as the successor.

Day has been on Ohio State’s staff for the last two seasons, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He also took over responsibilities as interim head coach while Meyer served a three-game suspension.

Thanks to the Buckeyes’ offensive success, Day became a hot candidate for just about any vacancy across the country. Ohio State was determined to keep Day in Columbus, and for good reason.

During the press conference, Day was able to talk about becoming the head coach, his experience under Meyer and how he plans to continue the tradition with the Buckeyes.

Here’s what Day said on Tuesday as Ohio State’s new head coach: