Perfect Fit? Coach Ryan Day Influenced by Chip Kelly and Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer has much to celebrate about
Urban Meyer has much to celebrate about /

Ideal hire for Urban Meyer?

New Ohio State quarterbacks coach Ryan Day played and coached for Chip Kelly and was a graduate assistant under Urban Meyer. Think he doesn’t know a thing or two about a fast paced spread offense?

The young coach has an impressive resume to say the least. First he was the quarterback for New Hampshire when Kelly was the offensive coordinator and in the process of developing his high-powered offense. Day set four school career records, including completion percentage and touchdowns while playing for Kelly.

He then coached tight ends at New Hampshire before becoming a graduate assistant at Boston College and then was a GA for Urban Meyer at Florida in 2005.

He spent the next few years bouncing back and forth between Temple and Boston College as the wide receivers coach. Not because he wasn’t successful, but because in the last two moves Urban Meyer’s former assistant Steve Addazio brought him along as offensive coordinator as well.

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Then in 2015, Chip Kelly hired Day as the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. That season quarterback Sam Bradford had the best season of his NFL career.

Kelly moved on to the San Francisco 49ers, and was let go after a dismal season. Day was unemployed and Urban Meyer came calling.

It just seems like with Ryan Day coaching for Urban Meyer it may be the ideal fit, and at the right time. The Ohio State offense has struggled and the quarterback play certainly hasn’t been what most expected it to be.

And Urban has been attempting to increase the tempo of the Ohio State offense. Who better to help with that than somebody who has played and coached for Chip Kelly?

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And coach Day not only brings the credentials to the job, he brings something even more important. After serving as a GA under Urban Meyer, and working for one of his former assistants, he understands the high expectations and demands of the Ohio State head coach. This really does have the feel of a good fit for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes.