Ohio State To Hire Ryan Day as Quarterbacks Coach

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Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Boom?!

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

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JollyFatMan's picture

Cautious Boom? 

How firm thy friendship..

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TheBadOwl's picture

i like this.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

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Buckeyes17's picture

Is this good? I know nothing about this guy or things like this in general. 

"Khajiit has wares if you have the coin."

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txbucknut's picture

Which is exactly why I like the hire. I knew nothing about Herman when his name was dropped, and that worked out ok. Beck on the other hand, I was aware of during his days with Nebraska, and didn't care for the hire when it was announced. 

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Buckeyzfan1's picture

Ditto.

Buckeye by birth. Christian by 2nd birth. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

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Frimmel's picture

I know that the 49ers QB's are household names for reasons other than their play.

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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cricejr's picture

True.  The news media only focus on the important things so I can see why you'd be so concerned. 

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MOBUCKK91's picture

But really ... those QB issues are different than in college - they're adults under contract with the team and not the coach; treat them as such.  Whereas college coaches are definitely looked at more as mentors and molders .... once they hit the pro's, they are essentially fully molded - not that they can't change, but I would go out on a limb to say that it rarely has anything to do with the positions coach.

You don't know what you have until it's gone .... for example, toilet paper.

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Holdmybeer's picture

This guy coached Nick Foles into a good enough qb that the rams threw the bank at him

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Foles was already a Ram in 2015. 

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

It occurred to me I promised you an update and never delivered. Latest visit to The James shows an all clear for me!

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

It's a new day. Good move? Bad move? Need to see what the OC situation will be. Hopefully Day will get to focus SOLELY on QBs. 

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Doesn't the headline read, "...qb coach and coordinator?"

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

Ugh, I didn't catch the "and". Wishful thinking but i really hope that the team isn't going the whole CO-OC business again.

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NoMad Buck's picture

Doesn't say offensive coordinator though. Could be passing game coordinator, for example. There's smoke that Chip Kelly may come aboard, and this guy definitely has ties to him (obviously). Buckle in...

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nm_buck's picture

Bucknuts is saying Kevin Wilson is new OC.

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

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NoMad Buck's picture

That's the scuttlebutt. Reading the tea leaves, I think UFM is taking one last shot at Chip first. If that doesn't work out, Wilson is the guy.

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CowCat's picture

Even if Urban were to get Chip Kelly as OC, he probably wouldn't be here long, having been a HC at two NFL teams and a high-scoring Power 5 school.

I could see Wilson staying longer, as he could beat up on Indiana every year.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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KINGBUCKEYE419's picture

Yeah, many articles saying it's a done deal. Glad the Buckeye brass is seeing the exact same thing the fans see. Ohio State is gonna be ready to rumble next year!!!

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Chic'sGhost's picture

I think the coordinator tag allows a higher pay grade, and it's more for money reasons than actual responsibility reasons.

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

Headline of article has been changed no longer includes the word "coordinator". 

Most interesting. 

OSU ALUM

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eclectic_tastes's picture

Good move, but I think we will be getting another coordinator as well

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MathBuckeye's picture

Come on down!

"How firm thy friendship"

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bwherbert's picture

A little concerned.....but then again I was also concerned when Tom Herman was hired, so I'll differ to Urban's (much better) judgment :)

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The Braden's picture

I'll defer to my kinder, more understanding nature and deny my proclivity to be the grammar Nazi this new year.

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faux_maestro's picture

Alt-write is now the preferred nomenclature.

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jrich612's picture

He made Sam Bradford good in Philly. That should comfort you. 

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Buckeye_Ryan's picture

Kevin Wilson to be the OC, Ryan Day as co-OC and QB coach. Bet on it!

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JoeAndSo's picture

no. no more co coordinators.

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jralvarez's picture

Shut er down.   This guy ^^^ wins the thread.

OH-  THANK F******* God.  Let's be done with that chapter of passing futility and move forward.  (regardless whether you want to attribute it to Beck or not).

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kjonesATX's picture

no. no more co coordinators.

Herman and Warinner were Co Coordinators.. That worked out alright, from what I remember. It's done for title purposes, and hopefully to be able to pay them more.

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DefendYoungstown's picture

F the title, just pay the men... Put the coaching in the best roles to help the TEAM.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

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Furious George 27's picture

As was Fickle with Ash and Schiano.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Guys they use the "C0" to be able pay more money than just a position coach salary. 

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Personally, I am sick of the entire "CO" anything.  Is this because people want to be "politically correct" this day and age?  We need co-coordinators like we need another hole in our heads.

I think it's high time to say "This is the Coordinator.  Everyone else, he is your immediate boss." and be done with it.

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cricejr's picture

Here we go.  Is there anything else you'd like to blame on political correctness?  It rained today, I know who to blame now.

The "co" is seemingly done for not just title purposes, but also monetary purposes.  Personally, I think Urban has about 1,000,000 co head coaches the way he gets second guessed by people who have never played or coached football, sports, or competed at any level and/or never attended college and have no idea of how things work behind the scenes. 

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PapaBucks's picture

From the looks of it, nothing was working behind the scenes on December 31st, but I digress. 

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tommrkr's picture

Urban is a Millennial Snowflake. /s

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idotter81's picture

This is so true. Too many "experts" on here often. Love you guys but let's give UFM some credit (and a friggin break) here. Things need to get fixed and it seems to me that's obviously what he's trying to do!! 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Nice try, Crice, but you just struck out.  I am a college graduate, I played some football in school, have coached football and baseball.

I played little league baseball when kids had to try out to make the major league team, and many kids stayed in the minor league teams, from age 9 through 13, because they just were not good enough.  Trophies were also earned, you weren't given one for "just playing".

I am not a negative person at all, but I am tired of all the PC that goes on in today's society.  Everyone has a boss, and the hierarchy is known, and followed.

In today's fast-pace up-tempo, it's hard to call a play very quickly when two Co-coordinators need to check with each other first.  I am hoping that one Co-coordinator WILL be given the authority to make the play call without checking with the other first.  Oklahoma ran a pretty quick tempo game last night, and blew out a decent Auburn defense.  I would like to see our beloved Buckeyes to that to the likes of Clemson and Alabama.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Buckeyzfan1's picture

Yep leave the PC to the left. The right thing is to just pay for the position coaches needed.

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BornAndBredABuck's picture

Yes, it's the loser PC attitude of UFM that's landed us in this mess, to the tune of a 61-6 record.

Please, I beg you, go see a doctor. Rectal-cranial inversion is now a treatable condition.

"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes

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WPB-Buckeye's picture

It's a psychological mind game from the phycology major.  Learn to love it. Plus it help for pay grades.

Go Bucks!

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

Please no. Haven't we seen how terrible CO-OC goes already?!?! It doesn't work. If you have two OCs you really have none. Just like QBs. 

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JS3308's picture

It's just for title purposes. One is more in charge than the other, for sure. 

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Yance's picture

Y'all get too touchy about a damn title.  The reason Meyer does it is not to split duties but to give both a title that they can add to their impressive resumes.  You have to understand that every position has a role, and they're not always black and white.  Stop whining about the titles, they will have one OC  -- but all programs work as offensive and defensive units, so multiple heads are always a thing.... 

#skobucks! 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Agree with this.   It may also be intended to add some protection from poachers.  The NFL does with by naming coaches on the staff as 'Associate Head Coach'.   

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JeffCoBuck's picture

I think the problem with "co-s" for the average Joe is that when things go horribly awry, we are confused as to which coordinator deserves our ire.  "Who gets our angst!" /s

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kjonesATX's picture

Please no. Haven't we seen how terrible CO-OC goes already?!?! It doesn't work.

Pretty sure Herman and Warinner had those titles (one has OC and other has Co-OC title). It worked out. Chill

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goodlifesean's picture

I'm thinking they may add that passing game coordinator title a lot of schools are tacking on. Especially since there are rumors/reports of Wilson as an OC and no other title. After all they are allowed to have an extra coach now

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Boom777's picture

Nobady wants Wilson he's bad goods!!! Parents  are not going to want their kid to play for somebody who made their players play hurt 

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JS3308's picture

He's not the head coach here. And most of his players loved him. 

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DibbleDabble's picture

that's a clown comment, bro.

Kevin Wilson as OC is a HOME RUN

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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buckeyeboy68's picture

I'm seeing Bucknuts has a report out that Kevin Wilson will be announced as OC today?

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Furious George 27's picture

I must say I always liked watching his offense's at IU, Solid run game with good passing.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

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allinosu's picture

The clown is you when someone brings up a legit comment and you respond like that. Trainers claimed he intimidated them into not reporting injuries to force the kids to play hurt and other assistants confirmed. Parents want reassurance that their kids will be treated right. He will be in recruits living rooms.

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langweilig's picture

Good thing he won't be in charge. Urban will be

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vball10set's picture

good lord, I hope not...actually, I don't want Kevin Wilson in any capacity..jmo

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allinosu's picture

One of the Indiana articles claim the one that sunk his ship was he pressured trainers to take the failed concussion protocol of the board of one of his players and he played and his father threatened a law suit if he wasn't let go. Other articles mention this but not to that extent. I read this a while back just after he was let go and was thinking I was glad he wasn't our coach. Don't know, wasn't there and usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.

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BrownBuckeye's picture

I hope you are right!

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FalcotoyourMartel's picture

Is he going to have a sit down with the QBs? That didn't go over so well for the 49ers. I guess timing is everything. 

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. -Falco

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Great Day for Ohio State 

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mockjocks's picture

Glad we were finally able to nail it down. His wiki page had me all uneasy with all the back and forth...

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Yance's picture

Welcome to the S&G, Ryan!

#skobucks! 

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

He looks like he's related to Luke Fickell. 

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JS3308's picture

Welcome aboard. Cannot be any worse than the garbage we saw against any decent defense the past two seasons. Literally cannot be worse. 

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OHinKS's picture

There are a lot of Chip Kelly connections with Day. Is this smoke before Kelly is hired as OC? Warinner back on the sidelines with the OL?

You either are, or you're not. 

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kyo's picture

Highly doubt they would name Day the QB/O-coord with plans of bringing Chip in for a year also. I think this announcement confirms that won't happen.

However, it would be interesting to see if Ed moves back to the sidelines and coaches OL again. Don't know what Urban would do with Coach Stud since he is a friend. We do have tangible proof of what Ed can do when his focus is only the OL.

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cuttyrock's picture

Studs to an administrative position.

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LouBuck35's picture

All the various reports have said that Chip doesn't like recruiting.  Also given that he's still making crazy cash from both Philadelphia and San Fran, I assume he'll wait it out for a cushy NFL OC gig. 

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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BuckeyeinGA's picture

Doubtful.  I believe this is the last move.  Warriner will still be OC or at least "co-OC" with Day.  I just hope Day gets the play-calling duties because I think it is imperative that the QB coach be involved in play-calling if he also carries the OC title.  I mean, who better to call plays than the guy that coaches the QB and understands what he sees on the field and what he's coaching the kid to do with the ball?

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stxbuck's picture

It's more of a Meyer connection thing than a Chip Kelly thing-grad assistant under UM at Florida, worked for Steve Addazio at Temple/BC, who was Urban's OC/OL at Florida.

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INENEMYTERRITORY's picture

Things happen quick around here. That's reassuring.

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mockjocks's picture

Good find. It's pretty funny to go back and look at the comments. I guess I still stand by mine - I was skeptical, but Urban had already shut people like me up before. So I just fall in line.

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I am Kirok's picture

Yeah there are some interesting takes in that link.

Thanks!

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FitzBuck's picture

I stand by mine....
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Talking heads reference had to take advantage.  

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tjshaffe's picture

+1 for any Talking Heads reference..

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Not to be that guy, but you're about 4 "fas" light.

"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."

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kiddbuckeye's picture

Count me in as is this a "BOOM" hire ?

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Titus Rubles's picture

I like it! I saw a lot of people calling for Chip Kelly (a total longshot), but we ended up with someone with the same philosophy.  Now I wonder if we are done with staff changes or if there are more to come (i.e. what happens with Warriner).  GO BUCKS!

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BradentonBuck's picture

ALOT of folks wanted a young up and comer....and we have one.  

Best of luck to coach Beck!!  I believe he gave it his all, it just wasn't good enough for whatever reason. 

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SaltyD0gg's picture

I should have gone into coaching where 37 is young ;)

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BuckeyeinGA's picture

At least partially because of Meyer's "co-OC" BS... that muddies the waters big time, especially when the HC changes up the play-calling duties multiple times and interjects himself in the middle of it as well.  Hire a guy; get on the same page with him on your offensive philosophy and game-plans and turn him loose-- good or bad-- stick with the guy and let him coach.

 Problem is, at Ohio State we give very little leeway to let a guy "figure it out"-- we demand perfection from the get-go.  Those unrealistic expectations play a huge role in all of this back and forth, do this not that- no, do that not this- mentality.  

Lets just decide on what we are, recruit to fit that mold and coach them up, keep it simple stupid and perfect it so that the offense is much easier for the kids to execute.  It's what Saban has done on defense for years and what Pete Carroll did at USC all of those years and continues to do in the NFL.  

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BuckeyeRy4's picture

I need help as to whether or not this is a good move.  Beck leaving, we got the change we were hoping for there, but I am ignorant on coach Day, so talk away, and let me learn.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

 It's a new Day

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nickel beer's picture

"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York"

We'll see.

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Bamabucknut's picture

From what I heard BECK had little to do with play calling(once his ineptitude was revealed)....WARNER called most of the plays. BECK did screw up Barrett's development...and would have done the same for the next generation.Recruiting in TEXAS was BECK'S forte and what many expect his primary activity will be.

Who has the offensive play calling responsibility is the question.The BECK change does nothing to fix this.

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nickel beer's picture

What baffles me is this last game.  I just can't see Warinner to have been primarily responsible for calling the game.  Then there were Beck's post-game public stumble-through 'tendencies and deciding on an identity' reflections that were to rep the offensive side.  I just don't see much sign of Warinner or, for that matter, of Meyer in this last game.

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AzBuckeye45's picture

Well, we all know change was needed. Time to move on to bigger and better things. 

"Cause I couldn't go for three!"
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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Change can be a good thing.  We all change our underwear every day, and that is a good thing.  I am thinking this change will be good, too!

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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Buck68's picture

Change?  It's amusing we suddenly, isolated-ly, and desperately... keep asking for what we are continually, already given.

And, more 'move' is not in dispute either... just the direction.  "Just move on" is Progress in a circle gets the square.

Some "stuff" has struck me during this latest evolving episodic narrative:

1- we're just starting to find out the first informative tidbits beneath all those wonderful narratives we've bought & sold for 2+ years.

2-we appear to be starting with conclusions again, without further review.

3-is it rational to follow the problem-solving process, or should we abandon all pretense and turn our animals loose?

4-Just be cause we avoid or mask discussing tactics, doesn't mean that relational system is not useful.

5-A 25 second play calling process with 24 sec or less on the play clock, coverts the best ever play call into a 5 yard penalty.

6-Did we 'let' or 'allow' this 'happening'?   ;-{)}

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lamplighter's picture

welcome aboard.  Lots of skilled players to work with here

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Buckeyeman's picture

Birm said that Beck told Urban he was leaving. Interesting. Either way I am sure Urban wasnt upset.

Go Bucks

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BuckeyeinGA's picture

This obviously says a lot.  I think Beck was miserable with the "co-OC" BS and switching up of playcalling duties etc. Win-Win for everyone.

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Steveatty's picture

Sounds good. Day has NFL experience with Chip Kelly at both Phil and SF.  Day's NFL experience will sell well with recruits and knows what it takes to be a NFL QB.

Go Buckeyes!

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andretolstoy's picture

Not sure this was reported, but I read it's pretty certain we got Kevin Wilson as OC

This was confirmed
http://www.crimsonquarry.com/2017/1/3/14089492/kevin-wilson-to-be-named-offensive-coodinator-at-ohio-state

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Zimmy07's picture

Someone else on the current coaching staff has to be moved for that to happen.  I think.

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DibbleDabble's picture

Wilson as OC is a lock. 

Done deal.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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Grande Gustavo's picture

Not if the rumors are true and the NCAA is going to allow for the addition of a 10th assistant coach:

http://footballscoop.com/news/fbs-programs-will-use-10th-assistant-coach/

The answer may not be at the bottom of a bottle, but it never hurts to check. 

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fishleehooker's picture

What I like about this is this guy is the QB coach, nothing else. No co title, as in Co-OC.  He knows where he stands and that is going to be clearly below the Offensive coordinator, which will be.....Warriner or ?  I'm guessing ?, which makes me wonder if Warriner will be helping with line and have a Co title or if he bails too. 

But I welcome Ryan Day.  

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TigerSweat's picture

Bro, I think you missed something in the article. I'm pretty sure is says he'll be QB coach AND co-oc.

Urban Meyer >Jim Harbaugh for ever and ever, Amen. 0

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fishleehooker's picture

Christ you're right!  Ughhhhhhhhh. (about being wrong and another co-deal.)

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

It doesn't say offensive coordinator or co-coordinator, just coordinator.  Maybe he will the passing game or run game coordinator.

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TennBuck16's picture

Just my meanlingless opinion.... but hiring a guy who coached a QB who has regressed substantially since his first few years and had his worst year of his career this year (Colin Kaepernick) for a 2-14 team .. doesn't seem like the best decision. But I know nothing. 

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BuckeyeJay's picture

He fixed Sam Bradford in Philly last year 

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THE's picture

Yeah, I will need more info here.

On one hand, the dude has worked with Urban previously, worked with Chip Kelly enough to bring him from college to pro's, he has NFL experience...on the other hand the NFL qbs they were working with were hot garbage under their regime...on the other hand those QBs werent really much to work with...on the other hand a change needed to be made for OSU so I'm glad action is happening.

I am optimistic Urban is going to get this offense back to its roots and ball the F out next year.

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BuckeyeJay's picture

He fixed Sam Bradford. 

Colin Kaepernick's rating increase 12 points over last year. 

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DibbleDabble's picture

Life long Eagles fan here..   He did Not "fix" Sam Bradford.   Sammy the check-down king was one of the lowest rated NFL QBs last year in Philly. 

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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BuckeyeJay's picture

Eagles fans are the only ones who have animosity towards Bradford last season. Once he got a good grasp on the offense he was humming. His final 10 games he had a rating of 89, averaged 277 ypg. His final 4 games he averaged 327 ypg, 7.5 YPA, 91 rtg, 68% completion. He holds the Eagles records for completions and completion % 

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DibbleDabble's picture

Bradford is an under .500 NFL QB for his career.  He is bad.  Ask Minnesota fans, they already know.  He is a check down king.  screens, dump offs, one of the lowest yards per completion in NFL, and a red zone failure.  He has zero leadership skills, zero pocket presence, mobility, and a long history of injuries, fine china.  Sammy sleaves was not "fixed" in Philly last season.   Analytics can be fun, but never tell the true story. 

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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chitown buckeye's picture

Luckily, he isn't coaching Bradford. Point is his production as a QB improved. Not sure he will run into a player here who isn't will to learn and lead in that qb room.

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BucksLover0214's picture

philosophy in college doesn't necessarily translate to NFL.  Kelly's offense in college was very successful, and working in the pros was probably great experience.  At least all of his experience is on offense.

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SaltyD0gg's picture

Kapernick's brain seems to have regressed. I don't think it had anything to do with his QB coach.

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BuckInNashville's picture

Koepernick was bad before Kelley/Day got there. Actually he was a little better this year that last year (from a fantasy perspective at least)

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Duccivespucci's picture

Also, in Kelly's first year with the Eagles Sam Foles had a great year. Something like 20 TD's to only 2 interceptions. Solid numbers from a QB that isn't good. So I think that's encouraging in my opinion.

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Buckeyeclassof18's picture

I also think this was not Kaepernicks worst year of playing, he had a garbage team and yes he is not a good quarterback but I think he played better this year than last and actually better this year than 2014. If you take a look at some of his stats (Yards TD-Int Passer Rating) they are marginally improved this season compared to the last two. And his team was worse this year than it ever has been, so some credit to Ryan Day for that.

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avail31678's picture

Wasn't Andre Williams a Heisman finalist QB under this guy at BC, when Day was the QB/OC?  My friend told me this - I just haven't fact-checked it yet.

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JeffCoBuck's picture

I'm just throwing this out there.  I don't know that this season with all the off-the-field hoopla surrounding Kaepernick is the best gauge of the type of QB coach Day is.  It certainly was not a typical season in that regard.  Just have to trust Urban.

Also, to this same point, I remember when Marshall announced that Bobby Pruett, defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators, would take over as head coach for the Herd following Florida's national championship game against Nebraska in January '96.  As a life-long Buckeye fan that attended Marshall, I watched that game to see what Marshall was getting.  If you remember, Nebraska absolutely waxed the Gators that night (these were the Lawrence Phillips-vintage Huskers), and I was left with an uneasy feeling about it all.  Coach Pruett ended up being the winningest coach in Marshall history (no jokes, please - I know that it pales to Woody in Columbus, but it is what it is), so I learned that a snapshot doesn't always tell the whole story like with Kaepernick in SF this year.  Urban has my trust on this.

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steve-OH's picture

Glad to see any change at this point. Waiting for the other shoe to drop soon.

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Mzungu_Buckeye's picture

I'm happy with this hire. His skills include being a fighter of the Nightman, and champion of the sun.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

He likes his milk steak boiled over hard, with his jelly beans raw.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Brutus's picture

But did he ever pay the troll toll?

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

What you say!?

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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buckguyfan1's picture

Change is good.

Simplify...

6 - 0 and a chance to go 7 - 0...

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Trapper99's picture

Hopefully this time next year its not a bunch of "Fire Day" topics

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buckeye phi's picture

Hopefully, our left tackle will have to relinquish his moniker. 

"Happy Day" -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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stxbuck's picture

It will come eventually, it will come..........

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The Buckeye Bullet's picture

Great NFL experience and working under Chip Kelly.

Great hire, hope they get rid of multiple coordinators, that ends up just being a ClusterF*ck.

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tcm1968's picture

One down...... two to go.... LOVE this hire. Welcome aboard Ryan Day!

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Jumar's picture

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

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andretolstoy's picture

I think Wilson won't be a two year coach. I think he sticks around for a bit.
 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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THE's picture

I am so pumped for Kevin Wilson as OC...the only knock at all would be what exactly led to his dismissal at Indiana.  

However, I am sure he'll learn from whatever happened and we are going to BALL OUT.

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Frimmel's picture

That is my big thing with the talk of Wilson. What happened? I didn't follow that very closely. 

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THE's picture

I dont know for sure. I also don't think they released the full details and might not ever at this point...but all I recall reading was that he and/or his staff was basically pushing hurt players to play.  Again, don't know his level of involvement and/or what exactly happened - but I am sure OSU/Urban has done their research. 

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DibbleDabble's picture

URBAN runs a power run spread offense that relies on play action...  Kevin Wilson is a perfect fit, great offensive mind, hell of a football coach.   I could care less about his Bobby Knight tactics on softer players. 

This is a GREAT day to be a buckeye.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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Frimmel's picture

I'm not against Wilson from his offensive mind stand point. He made the Hoosiers a team that was always way better than they really had a right to be. There is a difference though between "hurting" and "injured." So there is then a difference between asking guys in each of those categories to play. I don't know which Wilson really did. I know how it was made to sound and I know we have a "nuke it from orbit" attitude to any appearance of wrong-doing. I'll have to trust Coach Meyer to have done the due diligence on this. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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THE's picture

That's fine but I do care if it was some really bad stuff. However, as mentioned above, I trust OSU and Urban did their homework on that situation. 

Regarding the offense - I heard Urban say recently that we will pass more next year. And Wilson runs an offense predicated on passing. Also, Urban has said when you're at OSU you run OSU's offense - Urbans offense. Urban has a power spread run game. I think these to philosophies will have a nice marriage. The balance will open up both avenues of attack. Hope we don't get too cute in instances and still run power on people. We are going to have a talent advantaged on Everyone we play year in an Year out (save a playoff date or so) and a potent passing attack on top of what we already do will be unstoppable. 

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bucks4nuts's picture

IMO it is time to revamp the offense .. the Urban Meyer only my offense has gotten raw.. let the new OC sprinkle in his mind too 

"To The House"

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I am waiting to hear if Ed will take the position back as O-Line coach or if he/Urban/both decide he leaves.  I want him to stay, he's done great things with the O-line.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

So is this guy any good or is this Urban doing a guy he knows a solid once again?

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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JS3308's picture

Today is a good Day for Ohio State football. 

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Boom777's picture

I'll give this a coin flip. Urban did hire Beck... and now he's 50-50 at OSU in bowl games...so wait to see 

Wherever you are, there you be!

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mockjocks's picture

This also makes me feel really good...

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buckeye phi's picture

You wouldn't think taking steps to address our offensive woes would significantly affect this recruiting cycle - but ya never know.  Pretty sure it's too late to really affect the early enrollees, in any case -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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BayCountyBuck's picture

Happy 2017 11W commentariat 

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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buckeye phi's picture

Pretty sure he has contingency plans in place for any eventuality -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Oh, I would bet the farm on that, Phi!  Anyone who is good at what they do has a contingency plan, and Urban is great at what he does.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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BrutusB's picture

I do like the hire, but it's odd that we're recreating the 2015 Eagles coaching staff. They weren't exactly the 85 Bears. 

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unknownmusketeer's picture

Our coaching staff does not have to dominate the NFL, but rather the college football ranks.

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TNT's picture

The obvious: the top coaching staffs in the NFL are preparing for the playoffs and not looking for college jobs.

That said, if you have connections to better coaching talent from the pro ranks, please log off and pick up the phone.

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Sims_tOSU's picture

People need to not freak out over the coordinator title. It's not the offense co. It easily could be something else. 

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hhilanders's picture

While coaching in the NFL looks great on a resume. Does Coach Day have the chops on what it takes to effectively coach that position? Have his QB's excelled or improved at their positions during his tenure? Was the lack of success attributed to the system that Kelly was running or his inability to effectively communicate what needed to be done? I guess if Kelly didn't think Day was good enough or qualified he would have not hired him in San Francisco. Either way, I think it is a better solution than what we have had and hopefully provides the right answers to what we need.  

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

I hope so...I hope so. 

OSU ALUM

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BrutusB's picture

Bradford had 19 TD and 14 INT in 2015.

Kapernick had 16 TD and 4 INT this year.

Mixed bag I suppose.

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MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

I remember us all asking these questions about Herman as well when he was hired.  Not saying he is the redux of Texas Tom, but he definitely deserves a shot from the fanbase, especially with Urban's endorsement.

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avail31678's picture

Andre Williams was a Heisman finalist at BC in 2013.  Day was QB/OC there that year.

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BuckInNashville's picture

What does "coach QBs and coordinate the offense" mean

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osusteveb5875's picture

Like most people, I don't know much about this guy, but reading between the lines, what this tells me is that Urban may have "encouraged" Beck to take the job at UT knowing full well he had a guy lined up to replace him that he preferred. 

Also, it's  not Chip Kelly (pipeline dream), but I'm sure Urb's got plenty of info as to what to expect from him from Chip.  

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BuckeyeJay's picture

Beck has coached quite a bit in the B12 and has been a HS coach in Texas. I dunno that any encouraging needed done

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jrock's picture

Idk the way I interpret it is Beck kinda wanted to leave.  Maybe frustration with CO position and not having reigns like Herman did.  Plus Texas roots.  I think this was much more "mutually agreed upon" than Saban/Kiffin lol

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Reuben's picture

Feldman is positive on the hire, and he's not always the biggest OSU booster in the media:

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BeatTTUN's picture

Anyone know if he is a member of MENSA?

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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lamplighter's picture

not sure, but we have some connections with the founder, so maybe honorary?

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buckeye phi's picture

Co-founded it in 1947 with Herman, I believe -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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JohnnyUtah's picture

Speaking as a 49er fan, I can tell you that this is a good hire. This guy gets it in ways that Tim Beck did not. He's going to be a big asset at a very important position.

Look, there is just no way that at a place like Ohio State, you should ever see your quarterback regress. There are just too many resources here for that to happen. This guy will not let that happen. There is going to be a fight for the starting spot next season, and that's a shame. On the track that JT was on as a Freshman, he should be starting his prep for the NFL. Ryan Day will not allow that to repeat itself. 

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buckeye phi's picture

Thanks for the positive input, JU -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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osupolo's picture

Well, it is coming from a former OSU QB /s

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huntinwabbits's picture

I almost always shy away from the idea of "changing [something] just for the sake of change." In fact, taking a step back away from my homer-ism, I see a bunch of coaches who just took the youngest team in America to an 11-2 record with a playoff appearance (including wins against top 10 TTUN, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Botched field goad from beating top 10 PSU and a thorough dismantling of a then-top-10 Nebraska) . I am not sure even the football blue-bloods would typically deem that a bad year, yet here we are "firing" people. 

But that said, after what we all witnessed in that bowl game, I agree with the changes. It has been clear that the statistics don't tell the full story of Ohio State. I think just as disappointing as the Clemson game was, I also can't help but think of the 2015 team that could have been the most talented college football team to ever grace a field and we couldn't even make the playoffs with it. Clearly some adjustments needed to be made on the staff. I wish the best for Day and hope that he ushers in a new era of QB play at Ohio State.

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buckeye phi's picture

To give credit where credit is due, though - our defense got us to that 11-2 record - in spite of our lack of offensive balance.  If our offense had performed at a level even approaching our defense in the games we lost, who knows what might have happened -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

I'm sorry but you can't preach "now" rankings and "then" rankings at the same time. Nebraska was a fraud the entire time and only a homer would try to sell it as a quality ass kicking. That was a super easy win that we took to the bank.

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huntinwabbits's picture

Nebraska is the 4th most winningest football program in college football history. One spot HIGHER than Ohio State. Though they are a shell of their former greatness, the blue-bloods do not usually do not get whipped on 62-3. There are not a whole lot of 9-4 teams this year who ended up on the bad side of a 62-3 beatdown either. A 62-3 performance against any team is a good showing, much less decent power 5 and conference foe. I do not claim Nebraska was a bunch of world beaters this year, but I always consider them a formidable opponent. They garner more of my respect than teams like Purdue and Illinois do. Were they frauds in the top-10? Sure. But they aren't a bad team. Bottom line, I get what you're saying but I don't consider it a homer opinion to suggest beating Nebraska 62-3 is a good showing by any team

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jrock's picture

I get what you're saying but even saying something regarding "xth winningest program..." devalues your argument.  That's the crap that the team up north holds on to and has no relevance to a last season, or many prior seasons.  Maybe it's just me, but one of peeves is when they bring up all time records between schools before a game.  Who cares who won this matchup in 1954?  Means nothing.

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huntinwabbits's picture

It simply means that the respect that I have for the Nebraska program in general, it was a shocker to me that we beat them that bad. I don't recall many 11W's predicting an epic outcome like that. And why not? Because we didn't expect that from our team nor did we expect that from theirs. If Nebraska was as bad as I am hearing, then why did no one predict such a big win? Either we all respected Nebraska because of their past or didn't think much of our team, or some combination. In any of those cases, I would argue that you are validating me to call that win impressive. I agree that who won in 1954 is irrelevant. But the point is that they are a history-laden program who has (unreasonably) high standards; and a team that demands success and has had it for much of it's existence, is not a team you would have expected to roll over and get crushed. The difference between what I said and TTUN is that I am not extrapolating that Nebraska was a good football team because of what they did 100 years ago. I am only stating that a team with their history more often than not has too much pride to lay down and you don't usually see those teams on the losing end of such a blowout.

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

My point was simple: You cannot preach "now" and "then" as the same, they simple aren't. And Nebraska was not that good... So while yes, its a good win, it isn't a "then top 10" win, its a now not ranked win just like the three other cases you argued. I mean Oregon was a "top 25" when Nebraska beat them. It just isn't logical to selectively pull from two different standards as an argument. Also I'd hope they get more respect than those other teams, they are even worse(2-7 and 1-8<9-4=true)... And as I said, they were a fraud. They were ranked top 10 then, later we found out oh not so good, therefore their top 10 ranking was fraudulent. Honestly not sure what the hang up here is.

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Clay Moore's picture

Ryan Day?  You got to be kidding!

On January 14, 2016, Chip Kelly was hired as head coach. Kelly's tenure began with an emphatic 28-0 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. However, the team went on to lose 13 straight games until they narrowly defeated the Rams 22-21 on December 24, 2016. On October 21, 2016, in an ESPN ranking of professional sports franchises, the 49ers were ranked the worst franchise in North America. The 49ers would end up firing Kelly following the conclusion of the season, finishing with a 2-14 record.

Clamor

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

So the 49ers losing is Day's fault? I'm sorry, but, what?

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adurb44's picture

Wait. Did we hire Ryan Day or Chip Kelly?
 

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LealmanBuckeye's picture

So you're saying Day is a bad coach because Chip Kelly's system failed in the NFL, not to mention because Gabbert and Kaepernick are different variations of hot garbage? Sorry, but unless Day summoned the spirits of Bobby Layne and Johnny Unitas to possess the schmucks he had to work with, there was no way he was going to have sustained success there. Better for Day that Kelly got canned when he did.

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avail31678's picture

That's NFL.  Day coached a Heisman QB finalist in college, which is what OSU is.

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Squirrel Master's picture

49ers are a complete mess and have been for far longer than the past year! It was falling apart when Harbaugh was there. Baalke might be the biggest culprit, although that owner is a world class hack himself.

sorry you are not pleased with this move. I assume you feel this way about Beck as well and even rabbled with the crowd when Herman was struggling too.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

So any idea where this leaves Warinner and Stud?

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

No implications for them unless someone else gets hired as well.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

All the buzz is that there will be a main OC hired at some point, that would push Warinner out of the box at the very least.  Would Urban have an OC, a QBs coach/Co-OC, a TE coach, and OL coach?

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MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

Apparently a new rule is expected to pass in the spring that would allow for another assistant coach.  How you manage this situation until then, I don't know.

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LealmanBuckeye's picture

Hey, he's a disciple of both Meyer and Chip Kelly (Kelly's NFL issues aside). So I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Welcome aboard, Coach Day!

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

And the engine rebuilding process is well under way.

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Whosisbrew's picture

I have absolutely no idea whether or not this is a good hire, and I'm not going to pretend to.

But a change was needed, and this is why I trust Urban Meyer. 

He's been a great coach in large part because of his lack of stubbornness. He is willing to adapt, he is always curious about new ways to make his teams better and stay ahead of the curve.

He tried something with his current staff. It did not work. He recognized that, and he's making changes.

No idea whether or not this is the right choice, but I sure as hell wish coach Day all the luck in the world, and I'm already looking forward to September 2017.

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740Buckeye740's picture

Willing to give him a chance given what he's had to work with, but he doesn't have a very impressive track record. 

 

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NHBuckeye's picture

I had said that all Beck brought to the table was an awesome head of hair.  Day has even better hair that Beck!  LOL.

Welcome aboard Coach Day!!!!!  You and coach Wilson have some awesome toys to play with.

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TJG32's picture

It's a new DAY!!!!

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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andretolstoy's picture

Shame on you all for doubting. So quick to assume the worst of people because we lost a freaking game.

You all get 10 lashes from Coach Johnson.

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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740Buckeye740's picture

It's doubting that's rightfully deserved. The guy has a very shallow record and one that's not all that impressive at all, his crown jewel in his career has been Sam Bradford. 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

You're a "the glass is half empty" type of person, aren't you?

Look at the player he coached at Boston College.  That is pretty good for me.

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Frimmel's picture

If you start out depressed many more things are a pleasant surprise. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

Hahahahaa!  I guess I never thought of it that way.

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

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stxbuck's picture

Who would you prefer? Seriously-you don't even have to give a name-just say the "the QB coach for blah,blah".

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740Buckeye740's picture

Keith Heckendorf 

QB/Passing coach for the Tar Heels, would be a pay raise and a chance to jump into a elevated roll. 

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vball10set's picture

In Urban I Trust...welcome, Coach Day, now please work some magic and get JT back to 2014 form.

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rolemodel247's picture

He helped lead New Hampshire's running back to a heisman trophy candidacy as a first year tight ends coach? Way to spin a crap hire. 

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LealmanBuckeye's picture

He played for Chip Kelly at New Hampshire. He was on the staff at BC when Andre Williams had his Heisman-nominee season. He was the QB coach in Philly when Sam Bradford had his best year as a pro before this one.

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Cuser17's picture

It was BC's running back in 2013

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flushtwicelongwaytoannarbor's picture

Anyone else suddenly glad we got stomped Saturday instead of a close game? I feel dirty saying it, but, I'm there.

I build structures for a living and watch football for fun. please disregard any and all construction grade grammar and spelling.

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BrownBuckeye's picture

It will affect next season more then if we narrowly lost I think. More motivation for next year.

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flushtwicelongwaytoannarbor's picture

That too but I have full faith in the players..I meant the obvious coaching shakeup that came from it.

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KINGBUCKEYE419's picture

I love it!! Coach Meyer making moves!

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Nairion's picture

So what're the chances Tim Beck is actually a good coach and Herman recognizes that. Beck helps turn Texas around and OSU's offense continues to be subpar under Day?

I was all for the #FireBeck, but with MENSA founders hiring the guy, it makes me wonder if maybe Wariner is the problem...or even Barrett.

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740Buckeye740's picture

0%. 

0, nadda, zilch, kaputty. 

Tim Beck was hired for recruiting, and Herman will likely have the majority of offensive control 

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DibbleDabble's picture

win win hires for both programs.  Herman knows Beck well, and will run his system, recruit Texas well, nice fit.  And let's be honest, if you are the OC at Ohio State, in your in the playoff and your offense lays an egg, zero points, then you will never coach here again.  Dare I say the same results apply to any starting QB that leads an Urban Meyer buckeye team to zero points the entire game.  JT has taken his last snap, IMO.  Dwayne Haskins era has begun..

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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LealmanBuckeye's picture

So the most prolific touchdown scorer in Buckeye history, the second-most prolific touchdown scorer in Big Ten history (only 9 TDs behind a guy by the name of Drew Brees), is suddenly unworthy to run the offense next year? Was it J.T. Barrett's fault that his receivers couldn't get open? Was it J.T. Barrett's fault that the O-line was a sieve? Was it J.T. Barrett's fault that neither Weber nor Samuel could get anything going on the ground? I don't care if you have Jesus Christ himself calling the signals, if the pieces around you can't do what they need to do, you're not going to be successful. As Cardale said afterwards, "Ain't the QB's fault." So kindly, respectfully, GTFO with that crap.

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DibbleDabble's picture

JT's time is up.  He is a wildcat RB playing QB. Use funny pictures, the ol' "respectfully, GTFO", comment for effect, but come fall 2017 Dwayne Haskins will be throwing the rock as the starting QB for The Ohio State.  JT runs the offense.  He is very limited.  When your best play call is a zone read or QB draw, and you cannot lead your team to score a single point in the playoffs, the writing is on the wall.  These staff changes are leading to a shift in strategy and offensive philosophy.  There will be more emphasis placed on the passing game in 17.  We will throw the ball moving forward.  The gig is up, JT and his limitations have been figured out.  Sweeney wasn't the only coach to figure him out.  Hell, Franklin did.  So did Dantonio. So did Harbaugh obviously.  So Sure the QB is the product of those around him.  But JT has 4 and 5 star caliber players around him.  He cannot make the proper reads, he is slow making decisions, takes too many sacks, runs first because that is what he knows, when he does throw - he isn't very accurate, and doesn't have a strong arm.  He is a limited QB.  Stack the box and JT cannot recover and hurt a defense.  There is a better QB option on our roster, 2 years into the program now. His name is Dwayne Haskins.  Believe me or not, I honestly don't care either way, but JT is no longer the starting QB at The Ohio State.  Bank it.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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Buckeyes17's picture

I'm not saying you are right or wrong but... I don't think I'd be so confident if I were you.

Also what about Burrow?

"Khajiit has wares if you have the coin."

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DibbleDabble's picture

Look for Burrow to transfer if JT stays.  Ohio University Bobcats for Joe. 

Yes, I am very confident Dwayne Haskins wins the starting QB job for 2017.  Very confident.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

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rolemodel247's picture

Herman hiring Rutgers GA, sorry, offensive coordinator is a head scratcher too if you look at anything but relationship. 

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

Has to be better......Now can we get K. Wilson in to coordinate heck IU scored a ton of points under him. Imagine what he could do with the talent the Buckeyes possess.

Mark May is a mental midget

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Buckeyesondeck's picture

Yassssssssss

You done messed up A-A-Ron....BUCKEYES TIME

BUCKEYES RISE!!!

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EnzoAmoresHairExtensions's picture

Please no more co- anything anymore!  Pick a freakin coordinator and let them coordinate!  Please!

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Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

The co-coordinator title is used to get coaches more pay.  The duties for play calling will be decided by Urban.  It's just like when Larry Johnson and other coaches were given the "assistant head coach" title.  It's for money and resume building.

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MightyMac63's picture

Kevin Wilson as the new OC? 

Too many red flags when he was HC at Indiana, espeically in the last few weeks. 

Either Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich 

"Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can't do mine." - Woody Hayes to an OSU professor

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H0lyBuckeye's picture

Who is that girl?  Because holy crap.

"Opportunities multiply when they are seized."

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NHBuckeye's picture

The news breaks about Wilson but nothing regarding Warriner?  That's strange.

Fields of Dreams

 

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NHBuckeye's picture

Hopefully.  But him ducking out after the Bowl game and not talking to the press makes me think he is gonzo.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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BuckeyeLeaf88's picture

I hope Ryan Day is good.  I heard Chip Kelly doesn't want to go back to college.  Warriner should go back to the o-line with Studrawa.  If Warriner doesn't want to do that then he should leave.  So are we going to get a new OC or is Day going to run the offense?

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Bamabucknut's picture

WARNER needs to be removed from play calling/offense strategy responsibilities....or nothing changes but QB development.

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andretolstoy's picture

Kurt Warner?

I knew it! That guy wears a glove on his throwing hand! I knew he was the problem!

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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RBloodworth's picture

I like it...IF he's paired with a new, experienced OC to call the plays.  If he's being brought in simply to replace Beck and the rest of our existing coaches are keeping their current roles (i.e.:  Ed as playcaller, which was just as big a problem as Beck, IMO), I'm not as enthused.  I'm in wait and see mode at the moment...

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JarheadBuck's picture

Not sure about this one.  As QB coach, okay if Meyer says so.  The Andre Williams tidbit is irrelevant...we need a QB guru not an RB coach.  As OC, not a chance.  He's never been an OC and this isn't an OJT job. We're also not sure he can recruit.  So I hope the "coordinator" title is simply an ego plug or way to pay him more.

Hoping for the best and trust Meyer, but Beck was a bad hire imho and Stud has yet to prove out (on a small sample).  So very leery of a completely unproven "co-OC."

Go Bucks!

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Well, Meyer also said so with Beck coaching QBS and Everett Withers coaching the defense a few years back, so it's not as if he's infallible when it comes to coaching hires. This one concerns me, I won't lie.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Wait. So a guy who's best QB coaching experience comes from Boston College (not Matt Ryan-version), Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 (they were terrible) and San Francisco 49ers in 2016 (my god were they awful) is who we tap to fix our struggling offense and QB play? I really want to give the guy a shot, but what am I missing here?

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Buckeyesondeck's picture

Wait...did we hire chip kelly

BUCKEYES RISE!!!

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js2378's picture

Ryan Day's offense was BC's best offense that didn't include Matt Ryan. Matt Ryan's BC teams averaged 28.3 points a game and 5.5 yards/play. Starting in 2007 after Matt Ryan graduated, BC averaged 20.6 points a game if you take out Ryan Day's 2 years with the team. Ryan Day's BC teams averaged 26.9 points a game and 5.9 yards/play in 2013-2014. In other words, Ryan Day's coaching added a touchdown a game for BC.  http://www.bcinterruption.com/2016/10/11/13241530/ryan-day-was-underappreciated

The Eagles were 7-9 in 2015, so not too terrible. In September and October, Sam Bradford's rating averaged 75.9. In November-January, his rating averaged 102.3, so he improved greatly as the year went on. It's also probably Bradford's best year as a pro so I wouldn't count the Eagles experience as a negative.

The 49ers were awful in 2015 and just as bad in 2016. No one seriously thought they were going to be competitive this year so I don't hold the team record against him. Looking strictly at the QB, Kaepernick also improved his rating over the course of the season. 

Considering that the Nebraska QBs seemed to regress over their careers, I'd say he's a considerable improvement over Beck from the coaching aspect. My concerns relate to his recruiting, but I'm willing to overlook that if he can turn around the offense. 

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Great insight, thanks. I'm of the opinion that recruiting should not be the #1 reason for hiring a position coach. Yes, Zach Smith is an ace recruiter, but his WR corps has struggled the last couple years and certainly hasn't shown any improvement. I'd take someone not as great at recruiting if it meant our WRs would run crisper routes, display better hands and deal with press coverage more effectively. 

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

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Abuckeye15's picture

Welcome aboard Coach Day!  You're going to have an excellent group of QBs to mentor. 

36-24-36? Ha ha, only if she's 5'3"

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Cincy Thorpe's picture

I imagine rhis will be the new whipping boy. Especially if we lose Emory Jones and this guy cant produce on rhe recuiting trail. Recruiting is more rhe half the battle at the QB position.

Wordness to the turdness

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

It's a new day in Bedrock.....

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

The Ohio State university (Multi millionaire) and their fans (ex super model) own a great old Bugatti (UFM) but the fans have fond memories of their old Ferrari (Tom Herman).After 2 years, the lead (Beck) was removed from the trunk. Now the university has purchased a Camero and are considering a Mustang. Better than lead but if you save some money and don't retain the fans you have lost in the bigger picture.
I hope Day and the next guy are great but the allowing the deterioration that was our unraveling was a sign of trouble. UFM should only worry about his mortgage and in future fix the problems immediately and not allow a second season to be a sacrificial lamb. You bought a Camero but you're wealthy. Hopefully you'll paint it Ferrari red.(Scarlet)

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Nutbuck1959's picture

I they did hire Wilson, What about Warriner?? Line coach only??

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TraptnMI's picture

Wilson is the ticket. We have four passing  qbs through 2018 that will thrive under Wilson and Day. We will be incredible on offense. Wilson sure competed with us every year with subpar talent and no D. That's all Mr. Wilson. Finally, sling it all over the playground time as a first option. Hell yeah!

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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Toilrt Paper's picture

The FIRST thing that will have to be done is teach these "passing" QBs to run the read option. 

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TraptnMI's picture

Yep, no shit huh. LOL

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

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Clay Moore's picture

Sorry, but I'm not drinking the Ryan Day Kool Aid. His resume lacks any success as a QB coach anywhere..... college or pro. 

Clamor

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buckeyeinWI's picture

wow, that was fast.  the move was probably in the making for awhile I guess...

16-2 is SWEET!

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labuck's picture

It will be interesting to see what else happens. If OSU hires Wilson as well, there will either need to be someone else moved off the staff or the NCAA allows 10 coaches which is rumored but not final. Interesting times ahead and hopefully it will allow the reigns to be loosened a bit.

Go Bucks!

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Ruby5's picture

OC at Temple and BC.  Um.....  I didn't see them lighting up the national scene under his direction.  I'm going to abstain from my "BOOM" until further notice.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I am not yet convinced but in fairness what we're the comments when Nick Saben hired Lane Kiffen ? What a difference national championships can make.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Now lets hope he gets to coach Burrow and Haskins with JT moving on. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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topgun67's picture

not sure why we all get so excited...

unless we think no where to go but up from Beck/War experience...

only time will tell... I would be better if Wilson indeed gets hired... at least he's known to have some imagination w/ 2-3 star players.. so give him 4-5 star players and see what he can do.

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Wyandot Buckeye Fan's picture

Boy that didn't take long, time will tell.

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jamesrbrown322's picture

I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic about any hires on offense right now. Alford's been the only homerun hire on offense since the original staff. At this point, taking a risk is better than what they currently have at QB coach. I'm wondering though if now the Texas pipeline will be shut down? I know that the Texas connection was a big reason for Beck's hire, so I wonder what they'll do to try and keep that door open for recruiting.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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Maximus347's picture

I like the hire, hopefully it pans out . I see this as a hire because he knew getting Chip Kelly was unrealistic so he went after an assistant who knows his offense & a more complex passing game.

Maximus Stieencker

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chitown buckeye's picture

So the question being to me is- all these things have been in the works for weeks, beck quitting, Kevin Wilson hire, etc... how much energy did these guys put into this bowl game!!?? Is this a reason we laid such an egg in this game? Due to all this coaching drama?

"I'm having a heart attack!"

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SJA4Life's picture

"We will become a good passing team, we will. Next year,”

Proceeds to hire QB coach of worst passing team in the NFL....

Let's hope that SF was held back by their talent. Would be interesting to get Carlos Hyde's take on this hire. 

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bd2999's picture

I am not sure Kapernick is the best passer in general either.

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Cincinnatibuck's picture

Regarding Wilson and what may or may not have happened, Indiana allowed him to resign with a payout.  Indiana fired Bobby Knight.

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Crumb's picture

Making some changes is what was needed. Time will tell if they were the right ones. 

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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teddyballgame's picture

I like this hire but we still need an OC

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stxbuck's picture

I hope we see more out of his players than the last Temple WR coach Urban hired..........

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

If he can coach up our current QBs to their potential, most of the recruiting job will be done

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

Anyone watch or know a lot about the 49ers? I know they were bad, but Colin Kap was not supposed to be an NFL QB once the NFL caught up with the read option. His college coach said so. The sidearm motion was a huge problem. I wonder if that was corrected.

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BuckeyeLion's picture

I predict this will be a tremendous hire and Day will one day (probably sooner than we'd think) replace the great Urban Meyer as our head coach!

In the poll era (since 1936), OSU is by far the class of the B1G:
National Titles: OSU 8, UM 3
B1G Titles: OSU 33, UM 27
Head-to-head: OSU 42, UM 36
Major Bowls (New Year's Six): OSU 20-14, UM 10-16

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