NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Tuesday morning, it was reported Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer planned to retire following the 2018 college football season. Early Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State announced the news itself and named Urban Meyer’s replacement: Ryan Day.Day served as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2017 and 2018. Ohio State named Day as the team’s acting head coach during Urban Meyer’s three-game suspension to open the season – the Buckeyes won all three games.During Tuesday afternoon’s press conference, Day had a message for Ohio State fans.Day tells Buckeye Nation they have his word that he will give everything he has to continue the excellence of the #OhioState program. Said he’s fallen in love with the emotion and passion and you can feel it on game days.— Bucknuts (@Bucknuts247) December 4, 2018Several reports speculated Day was the “coach in waiting” when Meyer served his suspension earlier this season.Day now takes over as the team’s head coach. The 39-year-old played under Chip Kelly during his time as New Hampshire’s quarterback and served as Kelly’s quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia with the Eagles.With years of NFL and college football coaching under his belt, Day finally gets the chance to lead a program.