Ohio State To Hire Ryan Day as Quarterbacks Coach

By Eric Seger on January 3, 2017 at 10:49 am
Ohio State hires Ryan Day as its new quarterbacks coach.

Ohio State's replacement for Tim Beck is an old colleague of Urban Meyer.

Ryan Day as a Coach
Year Team Duty
2002 New Hampshire Tight Ends
2003-04 Boston College Graduate Assistant
2005 Florida Graduate Assistant
2006 Temple Wide Receivers
2007–11 Boston College Wide Receivers
2012 Temple Offensive Coordinator/WRs
2013–14 Boston College Offensive Coordinator/QBs
2015 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks
2016 San Francisco 49ers Quarterbacks

Ryan Day is next in line to coach the quarterbacks, the school announced Tuesday morning. Bruce Feldman of FOX SPORTS first reported the news, adding that Day will also work as a coordinator.

Day steps in for Beck, who according to the Buckeyes "is pursuing other opportunities." Beck reportedly left to work with Tom Herman at Texas.

Day, 37, partially cut his teeth under Meyer in 2005 as a graduate assistant. That was Meyer's first season as the head coach at Florida and the Gators went 9-3, winning the Outback Bowl over Iowa. It was Day's third season as a graduate assistant at the Division I level — he worked at Boston College in 2003-04. Day's first coaching job came a year earlier at New Hampshire, where he coached tight ends. At Boston College, Day helped turn running back Andre Williams into a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2013.

Day spent the 2016 season in San Francisco working with Chip Kelly and the 49ers. He coached quarterbacks there for Kelly, doing the same thing a year earlier during the former head coach's final season with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers fired Kelly on Sunday, so it makes sense that Day would move on too.

Day played for Kelly (then an offensive coordinator) at the University of New Hampshire, where he set four career records. He has worked with quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and offenses during his entire football career.

The next chapter in his football life is to work under Meyer, who emphatically proclaimed that his team will be better at throwing the ball after its 31-0 defeat to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.

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

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