Ryan Day is a finalist for another national coach of the year award as the first-year Ohio State head coach was named one of nine finalists for the 2019 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
Day joins Eliah Drinkwitz of Appalachian State, Sonny Dykes of SMU, P.J. Fleck of Minnesota, Bryan Harsin of Boise State, Mike Norvell of Memphis, Ed Orgeron of LSU, Matt Rhule of Baylor, and Dabo Swinney of Clemson.
In his first season as a head coach, Day has led the Buckeyes to a dominating run to the College Football Playoff, winning all 13 games by an average of 36.2 points per game. Ohio State hasn't played a game closer than 11 points and has played just two games with scores closer than 24 points.
The 2019 recipient will be announced on Friday, Dec. 20 and will be presented on Jan. 11, 2020, in New Orleans during a reception hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.