Ryan Day’s current hire of Bill O’Brien as Ohio State’s offensive organizer may be brief, as O’Brien is a leading prospect to endedupbeing the next Boston College head coach, per FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Boston College had a late head coach opening after one of the mostsignificant college football training cycles in current memory efficiently ended when previous HC Jeff Hafley left to endedupbeing the next protective planner for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.
Boston College is supposedly targeting prospects with past head training experience, which consistsof O’Brien, as well as Texas expert and previous Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, and existing Army head coach Jeff Monken, sources informed Feldman. The Boston Herald likewise reported Monday that O’Brien is deep in settlements with the ACC school.
O’Brien hasactually seen success as both a college head coach — assisting restore Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal — and in the NFL, leading Houston to 4 AFC South titles and 2 playoff wins over 6 complete seasons before his 2020 shooting following an 0-4 start to the season.
O’Brien, a Boston native, made his name as an assistant in New England, assisting Bill Belichick, Tom Brady & Co. to the Super Bowl as offensive planner and quarterbacks coach in 2011 before leaving for Penn State. He likewise had a effective stint in the verysame function under Nick Saban at Alabama in 2021 and 2022, assisting quarterback Bryce Young endedupbeing a Heisman Trophy winner and the veryfirst total choice in the 2023 NFL Draft.
After a rocky 2023 season in his 2nd stint as Patriots OC, O’Brien stunned lotsof when he returned to the college ranks and was employed as Ohio State’s offensive planner and quarterbacks coach on Jan. 19.
The hiring significant a significant shift for Day in what figures to be a transformative offseason for the Buckeyes. Day, a previous offending planner himself before being tabbed as Urban Meyer’s follower in 2019, hadactually been running the Buckeyes’ offense and calling plays consideringthat he took over as Ohio State’s head coach.
It stays to be seen whether Day will re-assume those responsibilities if O’Brien does certainly leave for Boston College.
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