Could Texas A&M Football Land a HC from a Blue-Blood?
In a scenario that would cause the heads of many on one side of the “how good of a job is Texas A&M football” debate to explode, the smoke around Ohio State head coach Ryan Day possibly making his way to College Station is starting to grow stronger and stronger. Day was previously the offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer in Columbus before taking over once Meyer stepped down. He routinely pulls in top classes to Ohio State and has coached players such as CJ Stroud, Garrett Wilson, and currently Marvin Harrison Jr. On Texags Radio today, Billy Liucci—just about the most plugged in source you could have for this search—reported that Day was a “real candidate” for the Texas A&M football job.
For many reasons, there are many who scoff at this idea. Why would a coach leave Ohio State for Texas A&M football? I’ll remind you that these are the exact same things people said about Florida State six years ago—though this situation is obviously a bit different. Day is in the midst of a very successful season, after all, and Jimbo had been at the tail end of a very bad year following a QB injury (sound familiar?). However, despite Day’s success, the fans are growing impatient; he has yet to win a national championship, and has lost to Michigan twice in a row.
It is this latter factor (as something of a proximate end to the former, I suppose) that is most pressing at the moment for Day’s situation in Columbus. Ohio State had beaten Michigan for ten years in a row before the Wolverines finally reversed that trend in 2021. Harbaugh’s squad won again in 2022 on the back of several big plays, and now the Buckeyes face the prospect of winning in the Big House to avoid three straight losses to their bitter rival. Ohio State fans are growing restless with these specific results, as they have grown used to defeating Michigan every year, and they, along with the administration, might be cooling on Day.
This would definitely be a blockbuster hire for the Aggies. Ryan Day has one of the highest winning percentages of any coach in the sport, and is an ace recruiter. He has built a staff that routinely steals top talent from Texas (Garrett Wilson and Jaxson Smith-Njigba being two big names there) and has been responsible for top offenses throughout his head coaching career. Aggie fans should watch the results of The Game closely tomorrow—it may just have huge implications for those in College Station as well as Columbus and Ann Arbor.