Ryan Day, one of the Ohio State football program’s most valuable assistants, could soon be heading to the NFL.
According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter on Sunday morning, the 38-year-old is the top target to become new Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel’s offensive coordinator.
Day currently serves as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Urban Meyer.
Schefter says Day is “considering” the job.
New Titans’ HC Mike Vrabel’s offensive coordinator hire is significant, and….Ohio St. co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is considering becoming the Titans’ OC, according to league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2018
Day, who has been with the Buckeyes for just one season, previously spent time as quarterback coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers where he served under current UCLA head coach Chip Kelly. He has also had roles as an offensive assistant at Boston College and Temple.
Vrabel also has strong connections to Ohio State, both as a player and defensive assistant, though the two never served on the Buckeyes coaching staff together.
If Day is hired, it would be a huge get for Vrabel’s staff as he looks for a strong offensive mind to compliment his defensive nature. Of course, it would also be a big loss for Ohio State and would force Urban Meyer to make a late staff shakeup.
The Titans season came to an end last weekend after a loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.