Ohio State Football: Kelly is the right fit for this team

The Ohio State football team hired Chip Kelly to replace Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator. It should be a solid fit for both.

Nov 25, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Chip Kelly watches from the
Nov 25, 2023; Pasadena, California, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Chip Kelly watches from the / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Ohio State football team and head coach Ryan Day made the right hire in Chip Kelly as its next offensive coordinator. Following Bill O'Brien's hire at Boston College as head coach, Day pivoted to Kelly and in all honesty, Kelly might be better suited for this team than O'Brien.

The Buckeyes will have the best one-two punch in all of college football in the backfield between TreVeyon Henderson and Quinshon Judkins. And at the heart of Chip Kelly's spread offensive philosophy is a power run game to try and break the heart of its opposing defense. Henderson and Judkins both should be ecstatic about this hire, and both could thrive under Kelly's watch.

The timing of O'Brien's hire at Boston College left Ryan Day in a tough spot. With less than three weeks before the start of Spring practices, bringing in a new OC to get familiar with terminology and scheme was not ideal. Kelly's hire puts all that worry to bed as Ryan Day and Chip Kelly speak the same offensive language and share much of the same offensive philosophy. Day is in fact a former Chip Kelly disciple.

Take away the previous relationship between the two coaches and Chip Kelly is exactly what Ryan Day was looking for in an offensive play-caller. NFL experience, head coaching experience, and quarterback coaching experience. He checks all the boxes. And given the fact that Kelly does not have to worry about the entire program anymore and he could just concentrate on offense, he should help take the offense to another level that we have not yet seen before in Columbus. He's that good at his craft.

Next. Ryan Day seems content giving up play-calling. Ryan Day seems content giving up play-calling. dark

Overall, you can say that the Kelly hire was a homerun. But furthermore, it's the right fit at the right time for the Buckeyes. The program has three new quarterbacks to get up to speed and the time is now to accomplish a lot of the base-level groundwork that needs to be done for the 2024 season. And Kelly should come in and hit the ground running.