It was bound to happen after the national title game, and with a head coaching job like the one in Philadelphia open after the Eagles decided to move on from Doug Pederson, it looks like we have our first team reportedly interested in Ohio State’s Ryan Day.
John Clark tweets that Day is a “name to keep your eye on” in the Eagles search for Pederson’s replacement.
Why are the Eagles being mentioned as a possible suitor for Day? Well in addition to some of the young talent on the roster that could be a great fit for a college coach making a jump to the NFL, Day has a brief history with the Eagles.
Before heading to Columbus and later being tabbed by Urban Meyer to take over one of college football’s premier programs, Day spent a few season the in the NFL. First with the Eagles as their quarterbacks coach in 2015 and then with the 49ers coaching their signal callers.
In two seasons leading the program, Day has gone 23-2 and made back-to-back College Football Playoff appearances. The Buckeyes lost in the Fiesta Bowl his first season, and of course lost to Nick Saban and Alabama earlier this week in the national title game.
While it is hard to see a situation where Day would test the NFL considering his early success and the way he has the Buckeyes are trending, crazier things have happened and the Eagles certainly won’t be the final NFL team to show interest in bringing Day to the NFL.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
I’m told a name to keep your eye on with Eagles coaching search
Eagles are interested in
Ohio State coach Ryan Day
Was Eagles QB coach in 2015 pic.twitter.com/k8nd2YgPgK
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 13, 2021
Evening update> Bruce Feldman says “not true.. there’s nothing to it.”
On the report about Ohio State coach Ryan Day being in play or a possible candidate for the #Eagles coaching search, source tells me "Not true.. there's nothing to it."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 13, 2021