Ryan Day to make $4.5 million per year on 5-year contract as Ohio State's head coach

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University has announced offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be the football program’s 25th head coach.

The announcement came Tuesday afternoon when head coach Urban Meyer announced he would be retiring after the Rose Bowl on January 1.

Day will have a five-year contract that will pay him $4.5 million annually. He will start his head coaching duties on January 2.

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Day is in his second season with the Buckeyes and served as the interim head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season while Meyer served a suspension. The team went 3-0.

The New Hampshire native played quarterback at the University of New Hampshire. UCLA head coach Chip Kelly was Day’s offensive coordinator during his collegiate career.

Day began his coaching career in 2002 as the tight ends coach at his alma mater. In 2005, he coached as a graduate assistant under Meyer at the University of Florida.

Additionally, Day coached at Boston College and Temple.

In 2015, he was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 to be the quarterbacks coach and held the same position with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

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