The Philadelphia Eagles are said to be interested in hiring Ohio State head coach Ryan Day as Doug Pederson’s replacement, according to a report from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. Clark says Day is a “name to keep your eye on.”
The Eagles have a level of familiarity with Day since he served as Chip Kelly’s quarterbacks coach during the 2015 season. Day followed Kelly to serve in the same position with the San Francisco 49ers before landing with Ohio State in 2017.
With Urban Meyer “retiring” amidst controversy after the 2018 season, Day was promoted to being the Buckeyes’ head coach. Including three games served as acting head coach while Meyer was suspended, Ohio State has gone 23-2 under his leadership. Of course, his most recent outing was a blowout loss to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship game earlier this week.
Still, Day’s overall success — and development of potential No. 2 overall pick Justin Fields — makes him a candidate worth interviewing. The Eagles can try to gauge how he’s evolved since last working for them over five years ago.
One must wonder about Day’s interest in joining the Eagles due to his relationship with Kelly. Is he really leaving Ohio State to come work with Howie Roseman, who played a big role in Kelly’s ousting? Would be an interesting dynamic.
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