Ohio State announced that Urban Meyer has been placed on paid administrative leave on Wednesday evening and tabbed Ryan Day as his interim replacement.
Day joined Ohio State's staff before the 2017 season as the team's quarterbacks coach, following the departure of Tim Beck. Day was promoted to offensive coordinator following the 2017 season and was expected to by the team's primary playcaller for the 2018 campaign.
Before coming to Ohio State, Day served as an NFL quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. At the college ranks, Day was an offensive coordinator offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boston College for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Temple before that.
Ohio State has two other coaches on staff with head coaching experience – co-offensive Kevin Wilson and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano – but this will be Day's first run as a head coach.