There has been some uncertainty surrounding the future of head coach Urban Meyer in Columbus, and it appears Ohio State may have dropped a hint.
According to FootballScoop.com, the Buckeyes are taking offensive coordinator Ryan Day off the open market and plan to give him a large raise. Oh, and the expected caveat is that he will be next in line once Meyer steps down as Ohio State's head coach.
Could that be coming after next season?
Source: Urban will address his coaching future in the days after the B1G Championship game.— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 30, 2018
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Meyer has repeatedly said in the past that he plans on coaching next year, and has even refused to answer questions about his future with Ohio State.
However, sources told FootballScoop that Meyer has spoken to athletic director Gene Smith and told him he doesn't plan to coach past the 2019 season. Meyer stated he is currently dealing with "aggressive headaches" due to an arachnoid cyst in his brain.
The expectation is that Meyer will address his status following the Big Ten Championship game against the Northwestern Wildcats, which takes place this Saturday.
Day impressed the Ohio State football program while serving as the interim head coach in place of Meyer, who was serving a three-game suspension at the start of the season for his role in the Zach Smith saga. Under Day, the offense ranks second in total yards (6,527), second in yards per game (544), and seventh in points per game (43.3).
If this report is anything to go by, it's that the Urban Meyer era is coming to an end, with Ryan Day next up to take over the program.