There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Bill O'Brien and whether or not he's going to leave the Ohio State football program before ever coaching there. O'Brien is in consideration for the Boston College head coaching job. Ryan Day addressed that during a press conference today.
Day mentioned that O'Brien was at work at the Woody today and he has no update on his status for that job. So there was no clarification given, but this is good news for Ohio State football fans in my mind. O'Brien is still in the facility and doing work for the Buckeyes.
When this report was first announced, it seemed like O'Brien was going to leave by the middle of the week. It's now the middle of the week and he's still here. That makes me think that BC might be going in a different direction and O'Brien is staying with the Buckeyes.
That's good news because Day said he intends to give up play-calling duties. If he is doing so, I'd hope he is able to give them up to someone like O'Brien who has a wealth of experience calling plays. Giving up those duties to someone who hasn't done if before scares me when Ohio State has this much talent.
I don't know when we will get actual clarification on O'Brien's status with the Buckeyes. ESPN's Pete Thamel mentioned that Boston College was having interviews all this week and that they might not make a decision until the weekend. Perhaps that's when we'll have an idea of what's going on.
Regardless, the rest of the coaches and the players are getting ready for Spring ball. The Buckeyes will be ready for some competition once March arrives. The Spring game is in the middle of April, so it's really not that far away.